FFRF is excited to announce the creation of our new FRF Convenience Store Council.

This Council will focus specifically on the needs and opportunities of Florida’s c-stores, and identifying ways to reduce burdensome regulations, expand the industry, and help to grow these businesses. With over 10,000 stores, 157,000 employees and more than $50 billion in annual sales and growing, FRF knows that Florida’s convenience stores are a vital economic driver for our economy, and this Council will help to elevate their status even more by providing increased advocacy and support for the industry.

FRF has a long history of representing Florida’s convenience stores with much success and we are proud of the positive impact we’ve made. Our strong relationships with influential legislators and the strength and experience of our lobbying team lends to our success – from supporting legislation that increased penalties for gas pump skimmers, to defeating a bill that would have banned soda and candy from being purchased with SNAP benefits. FRF also worked on c-store owners’ behalf to lower workers’ compensation rates, decrease the commercial lease tax, and defeat bills that proposed to ban plastic bags. On a local level, FRF fought to defeat sign ordinances, partnered with the Attorney General’s office to file suit against the City of Miami Beach regarding minimum wage increases and filed another suit against the City of Coral Gables’ proposal to ban polystyrene.

Becoming a member of FRF’s Convenience Store Council will continue to provide you with a powerful advocate at the national, state and local levels, cost saving benefits, and statewide events to keep you plugged in to the latest in Florida’s retail and c-store industries. The future is bright for this industry and we’re excited about the impact that Florida’s c-stores will have!

To learn more about becoming a member, please contact Shelby Dotson at 850.701.3009 or Shelby@frf.org.