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1. 7-Eleven Revamps Coffee
Since 1964, 7-Eleven Inc. has always offered coffee in glass pots. But in an attempt to attract a younger hot beverage customer, the chain is turning to urns.
2. PACT Act Passes Congress
Shortly after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed its version of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act), the U.S. House passed that version in a 387-25 vote, sending the proposal to President Barack Obama.
3. DePinto on 'Undercover Boss' has Lasting Influence
After Joe DePinto's appearance on CBS' "Undercover Boss," 7-Eleven franchisees contacted by Convenience Store News had an enthusiastic response to the program.
4. FDA Issues New Tobacco Retailing Rule
In an attempt to reduce youth access to tobacco, the FDA issued a final rule of federal requirements regarding the sale, marketing and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
5. President Signs PACT Act
President Barack Obama signed the PACT Act, which addresses the long-standing convenience store industry concern about tax evasion by remote sellers of cigarettes and tobacco products.