April 25, 2015
After reading this feature, GACS notified the Georgia Department of Agriculture of the Skimmer Issue. Watch those pumps carefully and keep in mind GACS sells security pump stickers to help prevent skimming.
Article courtesy of NACS
Statewide sweep of 6,000 gas stations found 81 skimming devices.
TALLAHASSEE — Yesterday, the Florida Agriculture Commissioner announced that his department had recently made a sweep of more than 6,000 gas stations throughout the state, leading to the discovery of credit card “skimmers” in 81 of those locations.
The devices were found on gas station pumps stretching from Miami-Dade County all the way to Florida’s Panhandle. Most of the devices were found at stations in South Florida, with 14 found in Miami-Dade and another 9 just north in Broward County. Commissioner Adam Putnam cautioned, however, that more rural areas of the state are by no means exempt from the ongoing problem.
April 17, 2015
By Chuck Ralls, Petroleum Services Group
I’m sure many of you are still recovering from the PCI upgrades that were mandated a few years back. The cost of upgrading your POS, pinpads and dispensers to accept encrypted debit hurt many of the single store operators. Some were even forced to close their stores as they were unable to comply with the required changes. More change is coming and it has not been widely publicized. Unless you have attended a major oil meeting or possibly been to a trade show you may not be aware of the coming EMV requirements. If you are asking yourself what is EMV, it stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. This is the standard that has been established for the operation of integrated circuit cards also known as chip cards. The purpose of this standard is to help reduce the cost of fraud in order to better protect both the buyer and retailer. The integrated chip makes it more difficult for counterfeit cards to be made. With traditional cards, the mag strip on the back can easily be stolen with a card skimmer and then duplicated onto one or more cards. Unlike the mag strip cards, the EMV card will create a unique transaction code each time the card is used.
April 13, 2015
Courtesy of CSP Daily News
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accepted a settlement with the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) by agreeing to a Nov. 30, 2015, deadline for setting requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The tentative consent decree comes after API and AFPM filed a lawsuit in March over the EPA’s failure to meet congressionally mandated RFS deadlines.
Three D.C. Convenience Stores Robbed Within an Hour
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QuickChek Selected as a Best Place to Work in N.Y.
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Formula One Aerodynamics Will Make Grocery Stores Save Energy
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NBC 10 Philadelphia
Bag Fee Possible in Philadelphia Grocery, Convenience Stores
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Philadelphia councilman Mark Squilla introduced a measure that would require stores in Philadelphia to charge a nickel for every grocery bag, paper or plastic. (Published Thursday, Apr 23, 2015). Updated at 7:04 PM EDT on Thursday, Apr 23, 2015.
Charleston Daily Mail
Brad McElhinny: West Virginia's hunger for grocery stores
Charleston Daily Mail
As Charleston residents wish and pray for a Trader Joe's â€” the unicorn of the grocery world â€” plenty of West Virginia communities can't take for granted having a grocery store at all. â€œClay County's last grocery store closingâ€...
Erie man held for trial in convenience store robberies
This is an undated contributed image of Anthony V. Burgos, 29, who is charged in three recent armed robberies of convenience stores in Erie. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS. Three men robbed at convenience stores in Erie each described an unusual ...