The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) applauded the House Energy and Commerce for passing new menu-labeling legislation. The new bipartisan legislation will enable compliance for convenience store operators and increase the availability of 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-Wash.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) 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.