Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

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

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
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
Eight health groups seek to force FDA to require labels on cigarette packs