• The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that RF Buche, a fourth-generation grocer and president of South Dakota-based GF Buche Co., has been presented with its Spirit of America Award, recognizing his commitment "to the independent grocery industry and his work in his community."
Buche received the award during NGA’s Fly-In for Fair Competition in Washington, D.C.
• FMI-The Food Industry Association yesterday what it called a "strong endorsement of the bipartisan Credit Card Competition Act, which was reintroduced in Congress by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Peter Welch (D-VT) and J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Reps. Lance Gooden (R-TX), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI). This legislation would require more than one network to be enabled on credit cards, giving food retailers choice in payment routing and fostering competitive innovations in services like fraud protection for merchants and consumers alike."