NACS CAFÉ Joins NRA Show

“Our industry’s involvement in the NRA Show is a testament to just how far convenience stores have come in foodservice,” says NACS CAFÉ education director.

NACS Center for Achieving Foodservice Excellence (NACS CAFÉ) Education Director Nancy Caldarola will moderate a session at the 2012 NRA Show, the food industry’s largest trade show dedicated to foodservice.

Produced by the National Restaurant Association, the NRA Show annually draws 58,000-plus attendees — all seeking or showcasing the newest innovations and up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues. This year’s NRA Show will take place May 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Caldarola is set to moderate the May 8 session, “Foodservice: The C-Store Game Changer,” and focus on the future of foodservice offerings in convenience stores, as well as the importance of cost controls, inventory management and the value of tapping into the growing demand for freshly prepared food away from home.

“Our industry’s involvement in the NRA Show is a testament to just how far convenience stores have come in foodservice, both in terms of best practices and reputation,” said Caldarola. “We view this session as a huge opportunity to continue to talk about our industry and the opportunities to grow foodservice.”

Speakers for the session include Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research and knowledge for the National Restaurant Association; and Joseph Chiovera, vice president of foodservice for Alimentation Couche-Tard, Circle K Stores Inc.

NACS CAFÉ also will have a kiosk in the Power of Partnership Pavilion to visit with NACS members and others in the convenience store industry.

More information on the NRA Show is available at www.restaurant.org/show

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