WASHINGTON, D.C., 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today applauded the House Energy and Commerce for passing bipartisan menu-labeling legislation that would enable compliance for convenience store operators while increasing the availability of both nutrition information and choice for consumers.
The committee approved H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015, introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) by a vote of 32 to 12.
“We thank committee members and their leadership for advancing legislation that truly meets the objectives of the menu-labeling law without burdening convenience store owners and adding to costs to their operations,” said Lyle Beckwith, NACS senior vice president of government relations. “We look forward to expedited approval of this vital and common-sense legislation by the full House and the Senate.”
Convenience store foodservice sales have risen to $42 billion in sales, or 19% of total in-store revenues, as these retail outlets continue to meet their customers’ demands for rapidly available and healthier food options on the go.
More information from NACS can be found at nacsonline.com.
Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 152,700 stores across the country, posted $696.1 billion in total sales in 2014, of which $482.6 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.