Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Embraces other states' success to build momentum

TOPEKA, Kan. -- If a new proposal to change alcohol sales laws in Kansas can get through the state legislature, convenience stores in the state could be selling full-strength beer and wine beginning July 1, 2018. The coalition, comprised of convenience store and grocery retailers of all sizes from...

Health-driven group sues to stop ‘deceptive promotion’

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A California-based nonprofit group aimed at building healthy communities has filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola Co. and the American Beverage Association (ABA) to stop what it calls "false and misleading marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages." Citing the California Unfair...

Law sets population-density limits on retailing

PHILADELPHIA – In a move that may provide anti-smoking groups with an additional regulatory tactic, the Philadelphia Board of Health recently adopted new rules on permitting for tobacco retailers, tying the number of permits to population density and proximity to schools. At least one notable c-...

Agency officially aligns compliance and enforcement dates
California, Colorado and North Dakota tobacco-tax proposals go before voters
Will other mergers, acquisitions take place among top tobacco makers?
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