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Episode Archive 2016

 

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 NACS Show Reports

 

​Join Convenience Matters as we venture out on the 2016 NACS Show floor to interview exhibitors on trends they’re seeing across the industry.

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Better-for-You at the NACS Show
October 19, 2016

Field Reporter: Donovan Woods, Director, Fuels Institute
Guests: Jeff Garlow, Vice President of Sales, Acosta Sales & Marketing Inc.; Scott Swanson, Vice President of Sales West, Acosta Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Summary: Donovan interviews Jeff and Scott on the 2016 NACS Show floor regarding healthy and better-for-you trends in c-stores.

Fueling Sales
October 19, 2016

Field Reporter: Donovan Woods, Director, Fuels Institute
Guest: Ian Thompson, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions Consultancy, Kalibrate
Summary: Ian offers insights on what it takes to be a successful fuel retailer. 

Growing Your Business
October 19, 2016

Field Reporter: Donovan Woods, Director, Fuels Institute
Guest: Jonathan Graham, Vice President of Sales, NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC
Summary: Jonathan talks about how the NACS Show provides value and why it’s important for his company to exhibit every year. 

Healthy Can Be Convenient
October 19, 2016

Field Reporter: Donovan Woods, Director, Fuels Institute
Guest: Keith Bucky, Director of Sales, Quest Nutrition
Summary: Keith offers some insights on the movement toward offering a healthy eating experience at convenience stores.

Off the Hook
October 20, 2016

Field Reporter: Stephanie Sikorski, Director, NACS Foundation and Mission Marketing
Guest: Eric Smith, DMF Bait Co. 
Summary: Stephanie and Eric discuss trends related to fishing and bait—and what it means to retailers.

Water World
October 20, 2016

Field Reporter: Stephanie Sikorski, Director, NACS Foundation and Mission Marketing
Guest: Matt DeWitte, Vice President of Marketing, Boxed Water is Better 
Summary: Matt talks about the health and environmental impact bottled water has on consumers and the earth, and why boxed water is a smarter, better-for-you choice.

Sweet Ideas
October 20, 2016

Field Reporter: Stephanie Sikorski, Director, NACS Foundation and Mission Marketing
Guest: Brandon Sagotz, Senior Manager Customer Marketing & Trade Relations, The Ferrara Candy Company 
Summary: Brandon offers some insights regarding flavors trends as well as gummy vs. hard candy.

Remembering Your Visit
October 20, 2016

Field Reporter: Stephanie Sikorski, Director, NACS Foundation and Mission Marketing
Guest: Patrick Murphy, President, NuAmerican LLC 
Summary: Patrick and Stephanie discuss trends related to souvenirs that can be sold at stores near tourist destinations.  

Instant Party
October 20, 2016

Field Reporter: Stephanie Sikorski, Director, NACS Foundation and Mission Marketing
Guest: Neil Doshi, President, Sonu Media  
Summary: Stephanie interviews Neil on trends related to the kind of music retailers play in their stores. Knowing your customer and changing the music based on the time (or mood) of day, can affect sales.

 

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Jeff Lenard
V.P., Strategic Industry Initiatives
(703) 518-4272
jlenard@nacsonline.com


John Eichberger
Executive Director, Fuels Institute
(703) 518-7971
jeichberger@fuelsinstitute.org


Carolyn Schnare
Director of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS
(703) 518-4248
cschnare@nacsonline.com


Donovan Woods
Director, Fuels Institute
(703) 518-7973
dwoods@fuelsinstitute.org


Stephanie Sikorski
Director, NACS Foundation and Mission Marketing
(703) 518-7973
ssikorski@nacsonline.com