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Oct 26, 2016

Self-Driving Truck Delivers Beer
The vehicle, owned by Uber, successfully completed a 120-mile interstate trip.

Store Tours: South America
Hear what trends are driving the market in South America—and what might soon be in the United States—in the latest ‘Convenience Matters’ podcast.

Banks Aim to Repeal Swipe Fee Reform
An op-ed slams Congress for even considering jettisoning the Dodd-Frank legislation.

C-Stores With Gas Stations Have Competitive Advantage
One expert says that retailers that offer fuel as well as food and other necessities help consumers save time.

An Upscale Vending Machine
Hillshire Snacking created “The World’s Fanciest Vending Machine” to showcase its Small Plates snack packs.

Cinnabon Branches Out Into C-Stores
The branded products will soon appear on grocery and convenience store shelves.

Oct 25, 2016

Uber Launches a Debit Card
The new UberCard will launch in Mexico through a partnership with MasterCard and Bankaool.

Canadian Health Minister Announces Food Guide Update, New Food Labeling Rules
New guidelines are intended to curb obesity throughout Canada.

NOCO Express Unveils New Foodservice Program
Store makeover maximizes the shopper experience and provides more fresh food offerings.

Lack of Contactless, Mobile Payment Education Hinders U.S. Adoption
New research suggests that only 20% of U.S. consumers have used contactless payment systems, compared to 85% and 80% of consumers in Australia and the U.K., respectively.

Shaquille O’Neal Takes Ownership of Historic Atlanta Krispy Kreme Location
The former NBA superstar will also become the brand’s global spokesperson.

Oct 24, 2016

NACS Chairman Describes C-Stores as Community Stores
New NACS Chair Rahim Budhwani encourages retailers to look at c-stores as “community stores,” rather than “convenience stores.”

Ideas 2 Go Highlights Retailers’ Interesting, Creative, Profitable Ideas
See nine featured segments on the NACS 2016 “Ideas 2 Go” video, which is now available for purchase.

Vish Ganapathy Urges C-Stores to Avoid Being in the Middle
During his keynote Technology Edge address, Ganapathy advised retailers to compete on innovation.

Subway to Donate Unlimited Meals to Feeding America
The chain will commemorate National Sandwich Day through its The Good Deed Feed program.

More Americans Parking Money in Bank Accounts
The use of smartphones as mobile banks also rose sharply, while prepaid card usage surged as well.

Dunkin’ Donuts Brews Up Hot Sales With Cold Coffee
The chain’s cold brew has boosted its bottom line, especially because it costs more than regular iced coffee.

Oct 21, 2016

Walmart’s ‘Scalable’ Approach to Food Safety
With 140 million shoppers passing through its U.S. stores weekly, ensuring a safe food supply is a huge undertaking for the discount retailer.

Leading With Defined Goals and a Strong Vision
Closing general session keynote Peyton Manning shared his experience on leading teams by clearly defining goals and principles.

Breakfast Bowls Gain Popularity
The morning meal is increasingly being served in bowls.

Reach More Customers With a Branding Plan
Learn how to make shopping an experience.

NACS Foundation Awards 11 Scholarships
The recipients all work in the convenience store industry.

So You Want to Become a C-Store Supplier?
Knowing the channel and business basics are important.

Sheetz, OrderUp Team Up on Delivery
Food and beverages now available by delivery through the free app or website at two locations.

Help Your Employees Carve a Career Out of Their Current Job
Understand career advancement goals of the next generation of workers.

Taipei Convenience Stores Run Library Service
The city’s public library now lets members pick up or return books at convenience stores.

And the No. 1 Cool New Product Is…
After four days of retailer scans, the final list of the top products has been named at this year’s NACS Show.

Tips for Sticking to 40-Hour Work Weeks
With the new labor laws on overtime kicking in December 1, here’s how managers can keep their staff at 40 hours per week.

Oct 20, 2016

New NACS Executive Committee Takes the Helm
Rahim Budhwani named 2016-17 NACS Chairman.

NACS CEO Armour Shares How NACS Thinks Big to Deliver Value
A focus on refreshing the industry's image, enhancing advocacy and harvesting best practices is a priority.

Family Express Unveils Cravin’s Kitchen Foodservice Offer
The new made-to-order menu focuses on breakfast sandwiches and pizza.

NACS Members Become PHA Partners
Three new industry players have joined others and are increasing their healthy option efforts.

The Future of Cash
The head of iPad-based POS system Revel predicts the demise of cash.

Top 10 Cool New Products at the NACS Show
Convenience and fuel retailers ranked the products they see as having strong potential for their business and future profitability.

A New Way to Shake
Shake Shack tests its first iOS mobile ordering Shack App.

Women in the C-Store Industry Have Opportunity to Network
The key to successful networking is preparation.

​​​Did the ‘Pokémon GO’ Craze Help Retailers?
The answer is not as bright as originally reported.

Bennett Pump, Sinclair Oil Debut NewsBreak in Salt Lake City
Content will feature Sinclair-branded merchandising messages promoting in-store products and services.