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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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McDonald’s Minimum Wage Shift Frustrates Its Franchisees

McDonald’s Minimum Wage Shift Frustrates Its Franchisees – Forbes Former McDonald’s CEO pens a column reiterating points made by Align Public Strategies’ partners on a recent episode of the Working Lunch podcast (just sayin’). Teen Workers Are Returning To Restaurants, …

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Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?

Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage? – NPR The national movement to get rid of them is gaining steam – with more than 240 cities and counties passing laws that ban or tax them since 2007. New York recently became the …

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The Age Of Robot Farmers

The Age Of Robot Farmers – The New Yorker As harvest-time labor has become much more scarce, and more expensive, farmers are turning to automation to fill the gap. Why Transparency Alone Won’t Fix The Gender Wage Gap – Fast Company …

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