Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry
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Appeals court sides with earlier verdict on debit-card-fee lawsuit

SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a $409 million verdict against oil and gas producer BP for including a 35-cent debit-card fee on customer purchases without notifying them, according to a report in the Oregonian . BP disputes the claim and plans to continue its challenge of the...


Lawsuit ruling a mixed bag of news for manufacturers and retailers

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) right to require new cigar health-statement warnings on product packaging and advertisements, according to court documents. Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court of the District of...

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Voters to consider repealing ordinance prohibiting tobacco flavors

SAN FRANCISCO -- In what could become a new strategy to fight back growing efforts to ban flavored-tobacco products, voters in San Francisco will go to the polls June 5 to decide whether to repeal a 2017 ordinance that would take those products—including the popular staple menthol—off store shelves...

App now accounts for states with tobacco-purchase ages of 19 or 21
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Chain will test paper straws in effort to limit waste
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Agency publishes three new notices of proposed rulemaking
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First drugstore chain joins grocers in limiting sales to consumers 16 and older
QuikTrip voices concerns about $1-per-pack increase
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Sweetened-beverage tax stirs illegal sales from outside the state: report