Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Agency officially aligns compliance and enforcement dates

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a clarifying statement followed by a backlash of criticism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced it will publish a final rule making May 5, 2017, both the compliance and enforcement date for menu-labeling regulations. This changes the agency's...

California, Colorado and North Dakota tobacco-tax proposals go before voters

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Election Day less than two weeks away, retailers, their employees and adult customers in California, Colorado and North Dakota are urged to vote “No” on ballot questions that would significantly increase cigarette- and tobacco-tax rates in each of these states. California: In...

Will other mergers, acquisitions take place among top tobacco makers?

LONDON -- British American Tobacco’s bid for U.S. manufacturer Reynolds American may be a sign of what’s to come in the industry, as tobacco companies around the globe feel the pressure of increasing regulation, falling demand and alternative-delivery innovation. British American Tobacco (BAT)...

Vows participation in Equal Pay, First Job and Fair Chance
Measure could devalue mom-and-pop businesses
Fees, limited supply make adding beer and wine a challenge
Eight health groups seek to force FDA to require labels on cigarette packs
$2 per pack proposed for cigarettes and 'equivalent increases' for OTP, e-cigarettes.
Proposal may increase age of purchase to 21