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MACS Donates $10,000 To Fight Hunger

Grant helps food bank distribute 50,000 meals. In partnership with the BP “Fueling Communities” program, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), presented a check of $10,000 to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, NACS reported. The grant is intended to help the food bank distribute 50,000 meals to the one-in-seven residents in central Virginia who live in food-insecure

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NACS CAFÉ Helps Identify Foodservice Solutions

Certified foodservice managers have shown that they are competent and disciplined, and they tend to display outstanding human resources management skills. By Dr. Nancy Caldarola, Education Director, NACS CAFÉ Foodservice has taken a prominent place in convenience stores. This segment has grown from a humble cup of coffee to a wide array of fresh sandwiches,

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Doug Reed Joins NACS

NACS welcomes vice president of marketing. Doug Reed joined NACS on Feb. 8 as its vice president of marketing. In this position, Reed will oversee the association’s marketing department and its related functions. Prior to joining NACS, Reed was the director of interactive technology at OTM Partners, and he was responsible for developing the plan,

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Renowned Futurist Announced as NACStech Closing Speaker

Michael Rogers to help convenience store retailers think for the future. Michael Rogers, a renowned technology author, pioneer and futurist, has been announced as a closing speaking for NACStech, the industry’s most comprehensive event for top retail and supplier leaders to gather and discuss ways to improve convenience retailing through technology solutions. Social media guru

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Robin Oxford Joins NACS

NACS welcomes new director of political affairs. Robin Oxford has joined NACS as its director of political affairs. In this position, Oxford will be responsible for all elements of NACSPAC, the political action committee representing the convenience and fuels retailing industry, and will handle all day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives designed to maximize the NACSPAC’s

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Price Is Deciding Factor in Choice of Fueling Location

NACS releases results of its annual Retail Fuels Report. Price remains the dominant reason why consumers buy fuel at a particular location, according to the results from the new 2012 NACS Consumer Fuels Report. Nearly two-thirds of consumers (63%) rated price as the most important reason why they select a particular location for fueling, more

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C-Store Count Grows 1.2%

Today there is approximately one c-store per 2,100 U.S. residents. The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 148,126 stores as of Dec. 31, 2011, a 1.2% increase (1,785 stores) from the year prior, according to the latest NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The convenience retailing industry has seen remarkable growth over the last

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Zippy Mart Founder and Former NACS President Passes Away

Helow is remembered for his leadership and poignant speech. Zippy Mart founder and owner George Helow, who served as 1977 NACS president, passed away on Jan. 17 at the age of 90, NACS reported. Helow grew Zippy Mart Inc., to more than 350 locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Helow’s took on the

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Robinson Takes the Helm at NACS

Incoming chairman promotes advocacy as he prepares to battle swipe fees, fuel standards and tobacco regulations in the year ahead. By John Lofstock, Editor. Renowned author and business strategist Tom Peter once said, “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” When it comes to the challenges facing the convenience store and petroleum industry over

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The Impact of Alternative Fuels

The political momentum to bring renewable energy products to the pumps is strong and growing. But with all the added costs to rebuild the nation’s petroleum infrastructure, is it worth it? By John Lofstock, Editor. Preparing for the future is a complex issue retailers should always be pondering. But in the fuel business this question

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Maintaining Compliance with Fuel Tank Standards

Out of sight, out of mind could land convenience store and gas station owners in serious trouble if they neglect their underground storage tanks (USTs) any longer. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. With fines for leaks on the rise, regulations for tank compliance data retention getting longer and reporting frequencies increasing, the time has come

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McIntosh Group To Provide ADA Compliance Tools For NACS Members

NACS and McIntosh are developing industry-specific programs to help NACS members meet ADA responsibilities. NACS has selected The McIntosh Group to provide its members with access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility compliance tools. The agreement provides NACS members with access to customized and specific solutions using McIntosh’s existing branded offer. “The McIntosh Group

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Bosselman Cos. Chairman Chuck Bosselman Dies

Chuck Bosselman, chairman of The Bosselman Cos., has passed away. He was 67. Bosselman lost his battle with cancer on Saturday in Grand Island, Nebraska, surrounded by his family. A leader among leaders and visionary of the company, Bosselman was a second-generation business owner. His father, Fred, founded the first Bosselman’s location in 1948. In

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New Employment Screening Tools For NACS Members

LexisNexis program makes it easy and affordable for NACS member companies to screen employees. NACS and LexisNexis have teamed up to offer NACS member companies an affordable, user-friendly employment screening solution. The LexisNexis service is specifically designed to streamline and simplify the screening and hiring process to NACS members — both retailers and suppliers —

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NACS Spends $655,000 Lobbying Government

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) spent $655,000 during the third quarter lobbying the federal government on issues related to price gouging, energy policy, credit card fees, tobacco regulation and other key business issues that impact the industry, the Associated Press reported. This year the association also lobbied the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department

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The Impact of Restrooms on Food Sales

Poor safety and sanitation practices will turn customers away. Going above and beyond what’s required is the key to a healthy program. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The numbers tell an interesting story: according to a recent research study by Cintas Corp., fully 95% of people avoid patronizing a business in which they have had

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Gasoline Costs Pointed Up on EU Action, Geopolitical Risk

For the week through Dec. 5 U.S. wholesale gasoline costs mostly increased, while activity in the European Union coupled with heightened rhetoric from Iran are seen pushing gasoline prices even higher. Additionally, Sunoco Inc. announced Dec. 1 that it was beginning to idle the main process units at it Marcus Hook refinery near Philadelphia, Pa.,

Swedish Match at NACS 2011

“Fresh as the day they were made!” HTL cigar brands exhibited at NACS; Garcia Vega, Game and White Owl. White Owl sweets and Green Sweets. 100% Freshness Guarantee is key to Swedish Match’s product offerings. New and improved line of Game cigarillos with new wrap. White Owl White Grape with a slow burning wrapper. Foil

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Breaking News: Lawsuit Filed Over Fed’s Swipe Fee Ruling

“The Federal Reserve missed an opportunity to give consumers the relief that they deserve and this needs to be corrected,” says NACS president and CEO Hank Armour. Flawed debit card swipe fee reform regulations issued by the Federal Reserve have allowed big banks to continue charging unjustifiably high swipe fees and discouraged price competition among

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NACS 2011 Revolymer

A new revolution in chewing gum, Rev 7. Great tasting, long lasting flavor and an exceptional chewing experience. The ONLY removable and degradable chewing gum. Check out how you can benefit from Rev 7!

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NACS 2011 Chiquita

Sell the banana that’s full of profits. There is no banana like Chiquita To Go bananas. See how you can bring a fresh approach to counter-top profit building. Watch this video to learn more!

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NACS 2011 Cardtronics

Cardtronics- Driving retail success through ATM innovation. Cardtronics delivers innovative ATM programs that drive foot traffic to your store, increased transactions to your ATM and cash register and revenues to your pocket. Learn more by seeing what we had to offer at this show and see just how far your ATM program can go!

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NACS 2011 APW Wyott

APW Wyott shows off their new Expert Series Product Line including the HRS Tru-Heat Roller Grill, All in One Roller Grill and Re-Therm Cabinet. These products can help retailers increase performance within the profitable roller grill category.

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NACS 2011 FBD

Frozen carbonated beverages can be one of your most profitable categories as a c-store retailer…if you choose the right dispenser. Focusing solely on frozen beverages, FBD’s engineering innovation is reinforced with a thorough commitment to quality. Through unmatched value, service and reliability, FBD is the leader in frozen beverage dispensers. Check out what we offered

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