February 18, 2019
Last month, National Tobacco Company and its sister company North Atlantic Operating Company (NAOC) won a preliminary injunction against AAA Traders, Inc., after finding the company bought and sold at least 1,552 cartons of counterfeit Zig-Zag® Orange cigarette papers. The injunction prevents AAA from manufacturing, buying or marketing any counterfeit Zig-Zag or other NAOC products.
The ruling from Judge Michael L. Brown of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta comes after NAOC filed suit against AAA alleging trademark and copyright infringement, among other violations. The suit claims AAA purchased the counterfeit products from unauthorized sellers at prices dramatically below market standards. Judge Brown ruled the counterfeit products caused irreparable harm to NAOC, rendering them unable to control the quality and safety of the products.
February 7, 2019
Several GACS members have been included as part of Georgia EPD’s UST Fund Advisory Committee. They have met several times to discuss the GUST Trust Fund’s successes, challenges, and improvements for the program. View their most recent presentation.
Thank you to all of the committee members:
February 1, 2019
Courtesy of CNN
Thank you to CNN for highlighting the efforts companies and organizations are doing to combat human trafficking, specifically surrounding the Super Bowl.
While the Super Bowl certainly brings more awareness, human trafficking occurs 365 days a year. Join the fight against trafficking by participating in the Convenience Stores Against Trafficking Program.
January 31, 2019
As National Human Trafficking Awareness Month draws to a close, remember that human trafficking happens 365 days a year in every zip code in America. The work must continue if we are going to stop this atrocity. Convenience stores are well equipped to join the fight, as they can often be the eyes and ears of the community. Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT), a program offered by non-profit In Our Backyard, provides retailers with training and life saving materials, including Freedom Stickers.
How can Freedom Stickers make an impact? Watch the below video to see how they can save lives!