Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Company asserts the Unfair Sales Act impedes its right to engage in commerce

IRON RIVER, Mich. -- Krist Oil Co. and a Wisconsin citizen have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality and legality of Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act, commonly known as the Minimum Markup Law. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed the lawsuit on behalf of the gasoline...

Proposed ordinances projected to increase by 200 compared to last year

MINNEAPOLIS -- The number of local tobacco restrictions proposed at the city and county level continues to multiply and pose a significant threat to law-abiding retailers. Last year, there were 480 local tobacco ordinances proposed around the country to restrict or ban the sale of flavored tobacco...

Agency interviewed lawmakers, e-liquid manufacturer about controversial legislation

INDIANAPOLIS -- The FBI is reportedly interviewing individuals about Indiana’s controversial vaping law that requires suppliers of e-liquids be approved through essentially one firm, The Indianapolis Star reported. According to the report , agents with the FBI have interviewed at least two...

Drilling down to the category level: e-cigs, RYO, cigars and of course more on ‘deeming’
‘Deeming,’ the local battlefield and tobacco purchase patterns were hot topics
NATO-Swedish Match site aims to help retailers respond to local tobacco threats
What retailers need to know about compliance
Retailers have 30 days to remove Maverick Menthol Silver Box 100s cigarettes from inventory
New budget includes tax increases on cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and OTP