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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: 2/11/2016

Most Americans Say Government Doesn’t Do Enough to Help Middle Class – PEW Social Trends At a time when America’s middle class is losing ground, most Americans say the federal government provides too little help to this segment of society. …

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Food For Thought: 2/10/2016

Casualty of Cities’ Resurgence: The Suburban Offices Left Behind – The Wall Street Journal  Millennials are fleeing suburbs for downtown lifestyles. Businesses seem to be following in many markets. The Wall Street Journal looks at the various impacts of this …

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Food For Thought: 2/9/2016

Driverless Cars And The Future Of Parking – Newsweek Newsweek delivers an expansive story about the evolution of the one of the most mundane, but necessary aspects of American life: the parking lot. The piece looks at how parking may …

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Food For Thought: 2/8/2016

States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap – NPR With the issue going nowhere in Congress, states are making moves to address the gender wage gap. A look at the burgeoning patchwork of state laws and what this dynamic …

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Food For Thought: 2/5/2016

On-call scheduling debate: Where retailers stand – CNBC CNBC takes an in-depth look at the policy debate around on-call scheduling; the practice where companies might wait until the last minute to tell workers they’re needed (For example: extra help needed …

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Food For Thought: 2/4/2016

Chipotle Faces Long Road To Recovery – Nation’s Restaurant News Nation’s Restaurant News examines the steps Chipotle is taking to repair its brand image after dealing with lingering E. coli outbreaks that sickened 60 people in 14 states, and how …

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