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Political Debate Set For NACS Show Closing Session

Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Rick Santorum to debate issues impacting the industry. A political debate between Republican Rick Santorum and Democrat Howard Dean is set for part of the NACS Show closing general session on Oct. 10. “NACS Show attendees will get an insider’s perspective into the political process and what to look for

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NACS Show Named 47th Largest U.S. Trade Show

The NACS Show ranks 27th based on total exhibitors and is the top trade show for “buying plans.” The NACS Show was again named one of the top 50 trade shows based on net square feet, according to the Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Shows in the U.S., which was released this

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NACS and VIVA Creative Launch NACS Show Virtual

NACS Show Virtual features exclusive content from the 2011 event and insider information about the upcoming NACS Show. National Association of Convenience Store Retailers (NACS) and VIVA Creative, Agency of Results, are continuing their partnership to launch a highly interactive virtual environment, “NACS Show Virtual,” (www.nacsshowvirtual.com) to engage association members and attendees in preparation for

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Peter Sheahan To Speak At NACS Opening Session

Acclaimed global thought leader Peter Sheahan has been named as an Opening General Session speaker for the NACS Show, which takes place Oct. 7-10 in Las Vegas. Sheahan will speak during the NACS Show Opening General Session on Oct. 8. He is founder and CEO of ChangeLabs, a global consultancy that works with some of

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NACS Show Registration Opens Today

Overall, 22,312 attendees were at the 2011 NACS Show in Chicago, a 1.5% increase over last year’s attendance. Retailer registration and housing opens, today, on Monday, April 2, for the NACS Show. This year’s NACS Show will take place Oct. 7-10 in Las Vegas. NACS Show retailer attendees, as well as wholesalers and distributors, can

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MACS Adds New Executive Leadership Positions

New leaders bring expertise in strategy, brand development and retail focus.   Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), the largest EXXONMobil fuel distributor in the region, has appointed two new members to its executive leadership team. Chad Lusk has been named chief strategy offficer, and Derek Gaskins will serve as senior vice president of marketing and merchandising.

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Tom Robinson Leads Slate of 2010-11 NACS Executive Committee Officers

NACS announced the election of its 2011-12 Executive Committee during its Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Chicago. Tom Robinson, president of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Robinson Oil Corp., was named the association’s 2011-12 chairman of the board. Robinson also chairs the NACS Executive Committee, which provides strategic direction and financial oversight to the

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Tom Robinson Named New NACS Chairman

“I came [to NACS] for the advocacy and stayed for the knowledge and connections,” said new NACS Chairman Tom Robinson during the Oct. 4 Closing General Session at the NACS Show.   An estimated more than 22,000 attendees from 50 countries attended the 2011 NACS Show, which featured more than 60 workshops and 1,300 exhibitors

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NACS Chairman Jeff Miller Urges Advocacy

Approximately $3.2 million dollars. That’s the savings thus far to the convenience and fuels retailing industry and their customers since the Durbin amendment took effect just yesterday, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller during the NACS Show Opening General Session. Miller, who is president of Norfolk, Va.-based Miller Oil Co., said that the swipe fee reform

Tracking the Trends in Convenience Retailing

Despite the global recession, convenience stores have thrived thanks to their ability to provide fast service, quality products and great value in strategic locations. As service and location remain the industry’s primary competitive advantage over supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers, many of whom are moving into the fuel and fresh food business, convenience stores

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Wayne to Deploy inOvationTV Media Platform

Wayne’s investment valued at more than $50 million. Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, has announced that it will deploy the new inOvationTV media platform at fuel retailer locations throughout the U.S. Developed in cooperation with Gas Station TV (GSTV), a national away-from-home television network at the pump, inOvationTV enables fuel retailers

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Outsite Networks Introduces AllPoints

AllPoints is set to officially launch at the NACS Show, Oct. 1, 2011 in Chicago. Outsite Networks Inc. has launched AllPoints Rewards – a first-of-its-kind mobile application for the c-store industry. AllPoints is the c-store industry’s equivalent to Urbanspoon and Flixster. It brings together features of many of the nation’s leading mobile applications into one

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Bert Jacobs Named NACS Show Opening Session Speaker

“Bert’s inspiring message is a perfect way to open our industry’s signature event and help attendees think big picture,” says NACS Convention Chairman. “Life is good” cofounder Bert Jacobs has been named as an Opening General Session speaker for the NACS Show, which takes place Oct. 1-4 in Chicago at McCormick Place. Registration for the

Frigoglass And Coca-Cola Recycling Team

Frigoglass, a global provider and manufacturer of beverage coolers, and Coca-Cola Recycling LLC are joining forces to give used plastic beverage bottles a new life through recycling and re-use. At the National Association of Convenience Stores’ NACS Show in Atlanta on Wednesday, Oct. 6, the two companies announced a joint effort that will facilitate the

What’s Next With Swipe Fees?

“Since credit cards were introduced more than 60 years ago, no one dared step in to challenge the powerful banks. We did. And we got change,” said NACS President and CEO Hank Armour in his Opening General Session address on Oct. 6 at the NACS Show. NACS’ “audacious goal” to fight swipe fees, said Armour,

NACS Kicks Off With Opening Session

Engagement, an overriding theme of the NACS Show, was clearly the dominant theme of NACS Chairman Jay Ricker’s Opening General Session address on Oct. 6 at the NACS Show. Ricker encapsulated his past year as chairman with three stories about engagement: with the media, with customers and with elected officials. The first story related to

NACS Launches Label Program To Deter Skimming

NACS has launched “We Care… About Your ID,” a new program to help members develop preventative measures against ID fraud. The program was introduced during the NACS Show, which runs through Oct. 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 22,000 attendees are expected at the event. Central to the security education

POS Training At NACS

Gilbarco Veeder-Root will be hosting free Passport point of sale (POS) system training and also demonstrating remote diagnostics and help desk at the NACS Show, Oct. 6-8 in Atlanta, bringing key benefits of the system to the show floor. Current Passport users can take advantage of free Passport POS training “How to operate Passport in

NACStech In Full Swing

Voting begins today, Thursday, for the most exciting technology found at NACStech by attendees. Retailers at the show need to download the NACStech mobile app in order to vote. Results will be announced at Friday’s Expo Trends 2010 workshop. NACStech, held May 5-7, officially kicked off yesterday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in

Register Now For The NYACS Show

The 24th annual Trade Show & Convention of the New York Association of Convenience Stores is set for next week at the Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y. Retail decision-makers representing more than 1,000 New York convenience stores are expected to attend the May 12-13 event. “Going for the GREEN” is this year’s theme. It’s a product

NACS Show To Welcome Former President George W. Bush

NACS has announced that former President George W. Bush will be the closing general session speaker for this year’s NACS Show, which will take place Oct. 5-8 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. Bush will be the fourth U.S. president to speak at a NACS event: former President Bill Clinton served as last year’s

NACS Showcases Cool New Products

Cool Products Unveiled The top new items viewed by retailers at the NACS Show include: • Dippin’ Stix Healthy Snacks, Reichel Foods Inc. • Pringles Extreme Peggable Bags, Procter & Gamble Distributing Co. • Eclipse ELS, ElectraLED Inc. • Stride Gum, Cadbury North America • Dole Fruit Bowls in a Clear Merchandise Glide, Dole Food

Convenience Industry Takes Center Stage

Tips, thoughts and reminders to enhance your NACS Show experience. Move over Ringling Brothers because the NACS Show is indeed “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Beyond the night life, parties, shows and the glitter of the Las Vegas lights lies, by far, the best and most comprehensive trade show and conference in the industry for

Opportunities Abound

The NACS Show is my annual reminder of just how much innovation exists among the many talented retailers and suppliers I communicate with every day. I expect this year’s show—amazingly the 14th of my career—to be one of the most interesting I’ve ever attended. While the event has so much to offer, a black cloud

People Make the Industry

When we decided to acquire Convenience Store Decisions from Penton Media nearly two years ago, we did so with an optimistic view of the convenience channel. The dynamics of the industry and its long-term growth prospects in terms of demographics, population expansion in key market areas, the range of needs it fills on a daily

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