Equifax Data Breach Incident Impact Summary

What this could mean to your business and your employees. By Louis Powers, A2 Cybersecurity News of the Equifax data breach broke last week sending ripples across the global cybersecurity community. This data breach is arguably the most severe private data breach to date. Some 143 million Americans’ private data was exposed and stolen. Social security numbers

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First Data Helps Houston Business Owners Get Back on their Feet

Clover Go mobile card readers allow businesses to reopen faster. First Data is sending thousands of its Clover Go mobile credit and debit card readers to the Houston area to distribute free to business owners who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The initiative, designed to help the local economy get back on its feet, includes

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Pilot Flying J Launches Sweepstakes to ‘Fuel Fans’

As the official travel center of the SEC, Pilot Flying J introduces season-long sweepstakes to fuel fans’ gameday experiences. Pilot Flying J customers have chances to win free fuel for a year weekly as part of the travel center chain’s season-long sweepstakes. Fans are encouraged to text “FuelingFans” to 30311 to enter for the chance

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Winners of John MacDougall/NAG Memorial Scholarship Chosen

The $1,000 grants for NAG members will help offset the rising cost of education. As the founder of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, John MacDougall was a longtime supporter of the National Advisory Group (NAG). In his personal life, he was also a strong supporter of higher education. MacDougall passed away in 2014. To remember

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Developing Real Estate: How to Find and Invest in Great Locations

The retail industry is more dynamic than ever. Retailers must evolve to succeed over the next decade. However, the cost of real estate continues to rise so convenience store operators must make wise decisions about how to develop properties. This important issue will discussed only at the 2017 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference in Nashville

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NAG Early Bird Registration Ends This Week

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. Register by August 18 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing to receive a discount off the registration fee. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales at

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What Will it Take to Remain Competitive on Fuel?

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is changing fuel economics across the country. Combined with new regulatory requirements, enhanced fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative power sources are muddying gasoline’s future and threatening trips to the convenience store. Hear from a panel of fuel industry experts only at the 2017 NAG Conference in Nashville. But hurry, Early Bird

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Leadership Change at RaceTrac, Moran No Longer CEO

Allison Moran will no longer serve as CEO of the Atlanta-based chain. Allison Moran, the daughter of Carl Bolch who served as CEO of the Atlanta-based chain since 2012, is out of the top spot, but will remain on the board of directors. In a statement to Convenience Store Decisions, the company said: “As of July

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NAG Conference Super Save Expires Today!

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss, but the Super Saver registration rate expires today! Register now to received a deep discount off of the registration fee. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales

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Taking Sandwich Sales to a Higher Level

With foodservice taking on a greater role in the industry, retailers find themselves with a tough decision: invest in a commissary, partner with a third party or build an in-house brand of their own. The battle for share of stomach has taken many twists and turns for convenience stores over the years. What began with

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Super Saver Registration Extended for the 2017 NAG Conference

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. Register by July 28 to take advantage of Super Saver registration and receive a deep discount off the registration fee. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales

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Navigating Staffing: Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Millennials

Vanderbilt professor Cherrie Clay Clark and Jonathan Ketchum, vice president of retail‎ operations for Energy North Group, will help c-store owners understand how to communicate with this growing demographic, but you can only catch them at the 2017 NAG Conference. Millennials currently account for 36% of the millions of job seekers in the U.S., and

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Sheetz Inc. Named CSD’s 2017 Chain of the Year

The Altoona, Pa. convenience store chain becomes the first two-time Chain of the Year winner in the award’s 28-year history, first winning top company honors in 1994. With an unsurpassed commitment to foodservice and technology, a world-class distribution model and a total commitment to its vast employee base, Sheetz Inc. embodies the very best the

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Why Foodservice Delivery Is the Next Big Thing for C-Stores

As the demand for fresh foods among time-starved customers increases, more and more operators are turning to delivery to drive new sales. Learn why delivery can work for you at the 2017 NAG Conference in Nashville. Historically, consumers had very few meal choices in terms of what could be delivered to them. Pizza and Asian

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Sheetz, RaceTrac and Miller Oil Set to Kick Off NAG Conference

NAG’s Leadership Panel in September will feature Joe Sheetz, Allison Moran and Jeff Miller who will discuss the Impact of Family Business on Convenience Retailing. According to the Small Business Administration, family businesses comprise 90% of all business enterprises in North America, and 62% of the U.S. employment. Yet, only a third of these businesses

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Rutter’s Introduces Beer Sales at 10th Location

Wrightsville location latest Rutter’s to launch new beer cave selection. Rutter’s continues to expand its reach with stores that sell beer. The latest location to offer beer sales is located in Wrightsville right off of Route 30 and it started selling beer on June 29, after a remodel to accommodate the Beer Cave. This is

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Join Us for the 2017 NAG Conference in Nashville

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales at record numbers, but the stakes have never been higher as convenience store owners face competition from multiple retail channels.

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Bill Kent Named the 2017 Recipient of NAG’s Lifetime Award for Convenience Retailing

The president and CEO of The Kent Cos. in Midland, Texas, served six years on the National Advisory Group (NAG) Board of Directors and played a key role in the association’s growth. He remains an influential member and an inspiration for young executives. The National Advisory Group (NAG), a convenience store trade association focused on

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Doug Galli Joins the National Advisory Group (NAG) Board of Directors

The vice president and general manager of Reid Stores Inc./Crosby’s will lend his vast industry experience to NAG to help shape the association’s direction. The National Advisory Group (NAG), a retail trade association for convenience store and petroleum operators, is proud to announce that Doug Galli, ‎Vice President and General Manager of Reid Stores Inc./Crosby’s has

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Young Executives Organization (YEO) Builds with Habitat for Humanity

YEO Members were joined by Maverik employees in Provo, Utah to help frame a new house, build a new fence and lay thousands of pounds of concrete in team-building exercise (with photo slideshow and video below). More than 25 of the convenience store industry’s young executives and next-generation leaders representing 13 convenience store chains, participated

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G&M Oil Co., GasBuddy Honor Military Members

Announces ‘Tank’ You for Your Service event. GasBuddy partnered with G&M Oil Co., a Southern California operator of company-owned fueling stations and convenience stores, to give away thousands of dollars worth of free fuel to GasBuddy members who are active military and veterans at a G&M location in the San Diego County, Calif. on May

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Pump Prices Tick Upward With Memorial Day Weekend on the Horizon

Crude oil prices, demand drive pump prices upward. After four weeks of gas price dips, pump prices are again climbing ahead of Memorial Day weekend. AAA reported that the national average price of gas, on May 22, was $2.36 per gallon – two cents more than a week ago, six cents less than a month

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KickBack Rewards Systems to Showcase its Industry-Leading Loyalty Solutions at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Restaurant operators and fast-food retailers looking to drive loyalty can learn about KickBack’s innovative loyalty solutions by visiting the KickBack team at Booth 5670 at The National Restaurant (NRA) Show from May 20-23 in Chicago. Creating a customer loyalty program is an excellent way for restaurants to keep their satisfied customers returning for future business.

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Last Chance to Register for the YEO Roundtable at Maverik

Dozens of next-generation leaders will be on hand to network with other professionals in their age group and learn about one of the industry’s premier convenience store chains. There are just three days left to register for the 4th Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable at Maverik. The roundtable will be hosted at Maverik’s new

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Circle K Debuts C-Store with Full-Service Food

Fresh pizza and breakfast sandwiches to greet customers in Wheaton, Ill. Circle K continues to expand its footprint in the Chicago area and is hosting a grand opening for the newest location on 100 W Geneva Road in Wheaton, Ill. The opening is notable because it’s the first convenience store in the area to offer

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