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CHOICE Act – Big wins for retailers

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington D.C. The industry had some big wins last week …

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Caught Up in the Entitlement Reform Debate – Again

The President recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal and while some convenience store operators might applaud the perceived “belt tightening”, leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields. Most prominent among …

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Key lessons emerge from off-year elections

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships – Virginia and New Jersey – and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown …

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Food For Thought: CEO Feats Don’t Inspire New Hires

CEO Feats Don’t Inspire New Hires – The Academy of Management Journal  New employees often hear about the journey of their company’s leader from cashier to chief executive. But, such inspirational tales aren’t particularly effective. Instead, what really stirs employees to be stellar team players are inspirational tales about …

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Food For Thought: If Trump Wins, Blame Obamacare

If Trump Wins, Blame Obamacare – The Washington Post More than six years after becoming law, the proudest accomplishment of the Obama years is a political burden for Democrats. The general atmosphere of contempt for government that helps Trump – disdain for the weakness and incompetence …

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Food For Thought: How Low Paying Retailers Can Adapt to Higher Minimum Wages

How Low Paying Retailers Can Adapt to Higher Minimum Wages – The Harvard Business Review  The Harvard Business Review outlines three strategies for how a low-wage employer can increase productivity when faced with minimum wage hikes and corresponding staffing cuts. Millennials’ Hatred of ‘Dealing With People’ is a Major Threat …

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