Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Why are fuel taxes the most acceptable?

Part 4 of a 7-part report WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- If Sal Risalvato could do it all over again, he would have been clearer to New Jersey legislators about the maximum gas-tax increase that retailers could shoulder. The fact that Risalvato had supported the 2016 gas-tax increase—New Jersey’s first in...

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Appeals court says San Francisco advertising labels are deceptive

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California appeals court granted a preliminary injunction to block San Francisco's law requiring a warning message be placed on advertisements for sugar-sweetened beverages in the city. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined Sept. 18 that the warning is misleading and...

The new president promised to clear away red tape. Here's a more likely reality.

Part 1 of a 7-part report WASHINGTON -- As local battles boil over, a different kind of message is coming out of the White House. A presidential executive order from Jan. 30 stated, “It is important that for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for...

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Minneapolis becomes the poster child for retail regulations
A rush of rules and bans lays a regulatory minefield for the convenience-store channel
Reynolds American
Innovation a critical focus for reducing harm, executive says
San Francisco
San Francisco puts proposed sales ban on June ballot
The rule would have required retailers to pay overtime to employees earning below $47,476 per year
Gas prices
Operator advertised cash-only price on street sign, omitting higher credit price, lawsuit claims