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As Gas Prices Fall, Consumer Optimism Surges
NACS records an increase in optimism from last month — the largest jump since January 2013.
Posted Sep 9, 2014

NACS Show Highlights: Sessions for Suppliers
Suppliers are not left out, with education sessions developed to meet their unique needs.
Posted Sep 9, 2014

NACS Show Highlights: Make the Most of Your NACS Show Experience
My Show Planner and app allow attendees to schedule their time in Las Vegas and get updates on-site.
Posted Sep 5, 2014

Unwrap Foodservice Packaging Opportunities
NACS CAFÉ webinar explores how effective packaging can drive trial, trigger sales and lead to repeat food purchases.
Posted Sep 2, 2014

Members of Congress Go ‘In Store’ with NACS
Inaugural “NACS In Store” gives congressmen an inside view of the c-store business.
Posted Aug 27, 2014

In Memoriam: Former NACS President Sam Thompson, Jr.
Thompson led NACS Board in 1973.
Posted Aug 25, 2014

Optimizing Foodservice Supply Chains
Upcoming webinar shares tips for getting fresh food to your stores.
Posted Jul 31, 2014

Merchants Get Behind Open Process for Data Security Standards
Groups recommend guiding principles to better protect consumers and businesses from cybercriminal activity.
Posted Jul 28, 2014

Uncovering Hidden Gems in the World of New Products
Cool New Products Preview Room allows suppliers to “cut through the clutter.”
Posted Jul 25, 2014

Hydrogen Cars Are Here — What Now?
The alternative fuel cars have hit the market, but a NACS survey finds that consumer education is lacking.
Posted Jul 22, 2014

NACS State of the Industry Fact Book Now Available
Fact Book tracks most key industry metrics, with data dating back to the 1950s.
Posted Jul 21, 2014

Good News for Retailers: Consumer Optimism Surges
NACS monthly survey shows higher optimism nationwide, in spite of increased gas prices.
Posted Jul 15, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Expo Unites Asian-American Retailers With Vendors
3,000 retailers attend regional event, building community — and negotiating deals.
Posted Jul 15, 2014

Robert Gates Announced as NACS Show Closing Speaker
Former secretary of defense and CIA director will share his behind-the-scenes view of world events affecting the industry.
Posted Jul 9, 2014

Why Trade Shows Deliver Value to Retailers
Retailers should view trade shows as opportunities to strengthen industry relationships, not just source products.
Posted Jul 1, 2014

Motivating Customers to Try Food Through Beverages
NACS CAFÉ webinar shared strategies and solutions for attracting beverage customers to a convenience retailer’s foodservice offer.
Posted Jun 30, 2014

NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data Now Available
Annual report is the industry’s premier benchmarking tool, examining economic conditions and their potential impact on the industry.
Posted Jun 27, 2014

NACS Announces New Fresh Convenience Program
New joint task force will share best practices for convenience store operators to develop produce supply chains and increase in-store sales.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

Foodservice Profits Are Just a Click Away
NACS CAFÉ webinars help retailers leverage one of the industry’s fastest growing profit centers.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

Everything You Wanted to Know About EMV but Were Afraid to Ask
Inaugural Conexxus webinar gave “411 on EMV” to more than 150 attendees.
Posted Jun 20, 2014

Savings Expiring Soon on NACS Show Registration
Only one day remains to save up to 50% with NACS Show Super Saver discounts.
Posted Jun 19, 2014

Consumer Optimism Far From Sunny
Overall pessimism not likely to affect summer travel, according to latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey.
Posted Jun 10, 2014

Keys to Success: Knowing Your Customer
Alimentation Couche-Tard’s Alain Bouchard delivers insightful keynote at the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe.
Posted Jun 9, 2014

Preparing for EMV’s Potential
Conexxus to offer free introductory webinar on June 19 on the “411 of EMV.”
Posted Jun 6, 2014

Building an Insurance Marketplace for C-Stores, by C-Stores
NACS seeks member input to develop customized member benefits.
Posted Jun 6, 2014

International Convenience Retail Awards Announced
Rutter’s and Alain Bouchard of Alimentation Couche-Tard honored as industry leaders at the NACS Insight Convenience Summit - Europe.
Posted Jun 5, 2014

NACS Show Registration Now Open
Convenience and fuel retailing industry event offers an environment rich with new ideas and partnerships.
Posted May 22, 2014

Invest in Employee Excellence
NACS Scholarship Program application process ends on June 2.
Posted May 19, 2014

Americans Primed for Travel This Summer
Convenience store owners express optimism about vacation spending.
Posted May 16, 2014

NACS CAFÉ Offers Advanced Foodservice Finance Program
Upcoming program provides a winning recipe for successfully managing a c-store foodservice operation.
Posted May 16, 2014

NACS Show Retailer Housing Now Open
Convenience and fuel retailing industry event offers an environment rich with new ideas and partnerships.
Posted May 14, 2014

Consumer Optimism Takes a Big Hit
Monthly NACS survey attributes lowered optimism to bad weather, rising gas prices.
Posted May 13, 2014

Developing Leadership Skills Results in Exceptional Performance
One month left to register for 10 remaining spots in the NACS Executive Leadership Program.
Posted May 9, 2014

Nominations for NACS Scholarship Program Open
Scholarships help future convenience leaders achieve their dreams.
Posted May 2, 2014

Voting Underway for Convenience Retailer of the Year
NACS Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards recognize the most progressive convenience retail formats from around the world.
Posted Apr 18, 2014

NACS CAFÉ Offers Advanced Foodservice Strategy Program
The May 1-2 program helps convenience retailers identify areas of opportunity within their foodservice strategy, as well as common pitfalls.
Posted Apr 17, 2014

PCATS Announces Gold Level Sponsors for Annual Conference
Anheuser-Busch, CHS, The Coca-Cola Company, NCR, The Pinnacle Corporation and VeriFone are supporting PCATS at the Gold Level.
Posted Apr 10, 2014

Consumer Optimism Steady Even as Gas Prices Rise
However, Americans might change their driving behavior if gas prices continue to climb.
Posted Apr 9, 2014

Kloza Goes “Beyond The Screen”
OPIS analyst Tom Kloza outlines the challenges facing fuel retailers in 2014 and beyond at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 7, 2014

Welcome to the Retail “Twilight Zone”
Nielsen’s Todd Hale predicts that retail winners will focus on their consumers, not their competition.
Posted Apr 4, 2014

Fueling Tomorrow’s Vehicles
NACS State of the Industry Summit education session explored several areas of the future of fuels, including consumer behavior and preferences, recent market trends and the role of the government.
Posted Apr 4, 2014

Economist Advises Retailers to be Nimble, Quick
Walter Zimmermann demonstrates how to predict bull, bear market trends using pricing tools during a NACS State of the Industry Summit education session.
Posted Apr 4, 2014

Convenience Stores Hit Record In-Store Sales in 2013
The convenience store industry’s in-store sales have seen rapid growth over the last decade, as consumers seek out more food and beverages on the go, according to new NACS State of the Industry data.
Posted Apr 3, 2014

Watch Out for C-Store 'Disruptors'
While the economy appears to be on the mend, don't ignore several trends, suggests economist Dr. David Nelson at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 3, 2014

Economist: Signs Point to Impending Stock Collapse
Economist Walter Zimmermann talks bubbles, climate change, energy, Putin and the Fed at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 3, 2014

Unlocking Opportunities with Shopper Research
A new report from NACS/CCRRC shows how convenience stores can use research and best practices to grow.
Posted Apr 3, 2014

NACS State of the Industry Summit Kicks Off in Chicago
New to this year’s format are Retailer Hot Topic Sessions.
Posted Apr 1, 2014

Leadership Skills Development Leads to High Performance
Individuals preparing to take on key leadership roles in NACS retail member companies should attend the upcoming NACS Executive Leadership Program.
Posted Apr 1, 2014

NACS Launches Category Management Online Training
As more retail channels continue to aggressively target the convenience shopper, it’s more critical than ever for convenience operators to have the right product mix to meet consumer needs.
Posted Mar 31, 2014

Placing Healthier Options in Your Stores
Michigan retailers hear from NACS about how to sell healthy options.
Posted Mar 28, 2014

NACS Releases Compensation Report of 2013 Data
This year’s report provides the latest snapshot of compensation levels, turnover and benefits metrics for the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Mar 26, 2014

Retailer Hot Topic Sessions Added to SOI Summit Agenda
Attendees will be among the first to hear insights on performance drivers that matter most to retailers, from foodservice to tobacco to category management.
Posted Mar 20, 2014

Speakers Announced for Upcoming Global Event
The NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe program continues to grow.
Posted Mar 17, 2014

NACS Issues Position Relating to E-Cigarette Sales
Stores selling e-cigarettes are encouraged to adopt, as a best practice, a policy of treating these products as age-restricted.
Posted Mar 14, 2014

Nothing Can Seem to Derail Current Consumer Optimism
Rising gas prices did nothing to dampen consumer’s positive view of the economy.
Posted Mar 12, 2014

Industry Pioneers Inducted to PCATS Hall of Fame
Three new inductees will be recognized at the upcoming PCATS Annual Conference on April 28.
Posted Mar 10, 2014

PCATS Announces Golf Outing at the PCATS Annual Conference
The outing takes place on Sunday, April 27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
Posted Feb 27, 2014

NACS Members Take on Washington
The convenience store industry is on Capitol Hill this week to tell our story and discuss key industry issues with members of Congress and their staff.
Posted Feb 26, 2014

NACS Publishes Latest Assessment of Fuels Market
The newly released NACS “Future of Fuels” report offers an analysis of U.S. government projections through 2040.
Posted Feb 19, 2014

PCATS, NACS Announce CIO Summit at PCATS Annual Conference
The roundtable event for technology retail executives brings expert insights to the challenges and opportunities facing the convenience retail industry.
Posted Feb 17, 2014

NACS Partners with Trade Groups on Cybersecurity
NACS joins more than a dozen trade merchant and banking associations to explore ways to better secure financial transactions.
Posted Feb 14, 2014

Open Spots Available for Upcoming NACS Leadership Challenge
Rising Leaders in the Industry grow their Skills and their companies at the NACS Leadership Challenge.
Posted Feb 13, 2014

The Customer Is the Channel
Day two of the Leadership Forum educated attendees on how to reach increasingly savvy consumers through innovative use of social media.
Posted Feb 12, 2014

Consumer Optimism Inches Upward
More than 80% of consumers surveyed in the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey say that gas prices have an impact on their feelings about the economy.
Posted Feb 11, 2014

The NACS Leadership Forum Kicks Off in Miami
RaceTrac Petroleum CEO Alison Moran and CST Brands President & CEO Kim Bowers shared their visions of the industry’s future with Forum attendees.
Posted Feb 11, 2014

NACS Releases New Retail Fuels Report
The annual NACS Retail Fuels Report helps address a variety of fuels issues before the switchover to summer-blend fuel.
Posted Feb 3, 2014

NACS Announces Initial Speaker Lineup for SOI Summit
At the NACS State of the Industry Summit, learn how you can use benchmarking to improve category management and store offerings to grow your business.
Posted Jan 30, 2014

Convenience Stores Continue Impressive Growth
The U.S. convenience store count increased to 151,282 stores — a 1.4% increase from 2013.
Posted Jan 23, 2014

NACS Adds New Event to Global Portfolio
Attendees save 25% when they register for the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe by January 31.
Posted Jan 22, 2014

Consumer Sentiment Up as 2014 Begins
Consumers feel better about the economy since July 2013, according to a new NACS survey.
Posted Jan 16, 2014

Help the Industry, Help Your Business
Submit your data for the latest NACS Compensation Report and get a free copy when it’s published.
Posted Jan 2, 2014

2013 Brought C-Store Shoppers More Gas Discounts, Fresh Foods
Consumers say they have increasingly noticed more convenience stores offering prepared and healthy food options in the past year, according to a new NACS survey.
Posted Dec 30, 2013

Be Among the First to Know
Gain tremendous insights on current industry trends and financial and operational metrics at the upcoming NACS State of the Industry Summit in Chicago.
Posted Dec 19, 2013

Consumers Increase Holiday Shopping at Convenience Stores
One in three consumers say that they plan to buy snacks and other food items from convenience stores this holiday season.
Posted Dec 13, 2013

Consumers Like ‘Green’ Car Options
However, consumers are more willing to embrace new fuels and vehicles when it makes sense financially.
Posted Nov 14, 2013

Convenience Retailers Fuel the Capitol Christmas Tree
Across the country, gasoline stations will provide the fuel and refreshments for the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree’s journey from Washington State to the Capitol.
Posted Nov 4, 2013

NACS Show Success Continues
The size of the NACS Show expo increased 4% over 2012, featuring a 396,000-plus net-square-foot expo with 1,160 exhibiting companies.
Posted Oct 29, 2013

Women’s View from the C-Suite
The Network of Executive Women breakfast roundtable at the NACS Show discussed how women could become rock star leaders in their organizations.
Posted Oct 23, 2013

Brad Call Leads NACS Executive Committee
Call of Maverik is the new NACS chairman and also leads the NACS Executive Committee, which provides strategic direction and financial oversight to the association.
Posted Oct 17, 2013

NACS Chairman Brad Call Encourages Adventure, Freedom
“Our adventures at Maverik now come from finding new ways to thrill our customers,” said 2013-14 NACS Chairman Brad Call.
Posted Oct 16, 2013

Consumer Pessimism Deepens Despite Gas Price Declines
Overall, 65% of consumers say that they are pessimistic about the economy, despite a 22-cent drop in gas prices over the past month, according to the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey.
Posted Oct 16, 2013

NACS Show Attendees Rate What’s Cool
From the cooler doors to the forecourt, NACS Show attendees checked out the hottest industry products and services available to the convenience store industry.
Posted Oct 16, 2013

Foodservice: A Business Within a Business
NACS Show educational session highlights the differences between a foodservice culture and convenience retail culture.
Posted Oct 16, 2013

NACS CEO Armour Outlines NACS Focus Areas
“When we speak as one voice, we are an awesome force to be reckoned with,” said Armour during the NACS Show general session.
Posted Oct 15, 2013

NACS Show Attendees Rate What’s Cool and New
From the cooler doors to the forecourt, NACS Show attendees checked out the hottest industry products and services available to the convenience store industry.
Posted Oct 15, 2013

NACS “Ideas 2 Go” DVD Now Available
The fast-paced “Ideas 2 Go” program showcases emerging concepts that redefine convenience — as well as quick takeaways that retailers could easily implement at their own stores.
Posted Oct 15, 2013

NACS Recognizes 2013 Scholarship Winners
The NACS Scholarship Program, created in memory of Jim Yates and David Erickson, recognizes those who are taking a similar path toward industry leadership through hard work and a commitment to learning.
Posted Oct 15, 2013

The Keys to Success
Business leader and author Chip Conley shared insights he’s learned during his years in the boutique hotel industry, which he said apply to the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Oct 14, 2013

To Franchise or Not to Franchise
NACS Show attendees discussed whether foodservice franchising is right for your store during the “Focus on Franchising” educational session.
Posted Oct 14, 2013

NACS Show Attendees Rate What’s Cool and New
From the cooler doors to the forecourt, NACS Show attendees checked out the hottest industry products and services available to the convenience store industry.
Posted Oct 14, 2013

NACS Names Four New Retailer Members to Board of Directors
The new Board members were named to their positions during the NACS Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Atlanta.
Posted Oct 14, 2013

Creating a Culture for a Great Workplace
Bob Graczyk of New Jersey-based Quick Chek discussed at the NACS Show how to create an environment in which employees want to work hard and invest in the company’s success.
Posted Oct 14, 2013

“Even More Is Possible”
NACS Chairman Dave Carpenter shares how the convenience store industry continues to evolve and move forward at today’s NACS Show opening general session.
Posted Oct 13, 2013

Learnings Abound at NACS Show Educational Sessions
Saturday’s packed educational sessions offered insights, best practices and innovative strategies for boosting sales, attracting customers and growing c-store brands.
Posted Oct 13, 2013

Cool New Products Found Only at the NACS Show
From the cooler doors to the forecourt, retailers, wholesalers and distributors gained exclusive access to the Cool New Products Preview Room to check out the hottest industry products and services.
Posted Oct 13, 2013

Get Your NACS Show Product Bag!
Retailers attending the NACS Show will receive the first ever NACS Show Product Bag today and Monday in Booth 8803 (Exhibit Hall C).
Posted Oct 13, 2013

Altria’s Bob Sears Leads New NACS Supplier Board
In addition, Joe Vonder Haar, managing partner of iSEE Store Innovations Inc., was named chair-elect and will succeed Sears as 2014-15 chairman.
Posted Oct 13, 2013

NACS Show Anticipation Arrives in Atlanta
Pat Lewis of Oasis Stop ’N Go shares why he’s excited about this year’s NACS Show educational and general sessions and the all-new evening networking events.
Posted Oct 12, 2013

Educational Sessions Expand Knowledge, Best Practices
Saturday at the NACS Show features nearly three hours and 24 educational sessions covering every aspect of the highly competitive convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Oct 12, 2013

It’s Time to Party!
All-new evening events at the NACS Show help you connect and make plans with your peers and business partners.
Posted Oct 12, 2013

Put the NACS Show in Your Hands
Navigate this year’s NACS Show in Atlanta from your smartphone or tablet device with the NACS Events App.
Posted Oct 12, 2013

Hunter Club Celebrates 30 Years
The Hunter Club continues to hold close the values set forth by its namesake, former NACS Executive Director Harry Hunter, who served the organization between 1961 and 1981.
Posted Oct 12, 2013

Caltex FreshStop Named International Convenience Retailer of 2013
The convenience and fuel retailer was recognized for its new approach to convenience retailing at its Airport City store located near Cape Town International Airport.
Posted Oct 7, 2013

NACS Enters European Market With Equity Agreement for Future Of Convenience Event
The agreement between NACS and Insight Research will enable the organizations to expand and further develop the Future of Convenience event.
Posted Sep 24, 2013

NACS Show Planning at Your Fingertips
By using the MyShow Planner and NACS Events mobile app, attendees can ensure all of their favorite events and sessions are in the palm of their hand when they arrive in Atlanta.
Posted Sep 23, 2013

Fight for Your Right to Party
New evening events at the NACS Show in Atlanta help you connect and network with fellow Show-goers.
Posted Sep 16, 2013

Consumer Pessimism Continues Its Worrisome Climb
However, pump prices are not the likely culprit.
Posted Sep 11, 2013

Protect Your Business by Changing Washington
The more industry stakeholders who join us for the NACS Government Relations Conference, the louder our industry’s voice is among members of Congress and their staff.
Posted Sep 10, 2013

Sunday Funday at the Upcoming NACS Show
From the must-attend educational sessions to an exciting new networking event, reserve your space today at next month’s NACS Show.
Posted Sep 9, 2013

The Art of Remaining Teachable
At the upcoming NACS Show, more than 50 educational sessions are guaranteed to teach you a thing or two about enhancing your operation.
Posted Aug 26, 2013

Consumers Increasingly Pessimistic Heading into the Fall
Gasoline prices top the list as reasons for the gloom, according to a recent NACS survey.
Posted Aug 23, 2013

2013 NACS Scholarship Winners
The NACS Scholarship Program in Memory of Jim Yates and David Erickson gives selected recipients $3,000 grants for education.
Posted Aug 23, 2013

International Convenience Retailer of the Year Finalists Announced
The winner will be announced at the Insight/NACS Future of Convenience 2013 event in London on September 25, 2013.
Posted Aug 20, 2013

PCATS Announces New Members
MAPCO Express, Abierto Networks, Koupon Media and Linq3 Technologies are among the 21 new companies approved for membership.
Posted Aug 9, 2013

Save Big on the NACS Show
Don’t miss out — take advantage of significant savings by registering today for the NACS Show in Atlanta.
Posted Jul 31, 2013

NACS Releases Compensation Report of 2012 Data
The new report provides the latest snapshot of compensation levels, turnover and benefits metrics for the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Jul 30, 2013

Consumers Began 3rd Quarter With Renewed Optimism, But…
A large percentage say that rising gasoline prices have colored their feelings about the econo​my.​
Posted Jul 29, 2013

NACS, PCATS Propose PCI Small Merchant Special Interest Group
The proposal seeks to create a special interest group at the PCI Security Standards Council that will focus on the inability of small merchants to realistically reduce card data risk.
Posted Jul 29, 2013

PCATS Launches Digital and Mobile Promotions Standards Initiative
The group will discuss the need and scope of digital and mobile promotions standards for the convenience store channel at an upcoming meeting on August 19.
Posted Jul 26, 2013

NACS Launches Multi-Events Mobile App and NACS Show Planner
The new multi-events mobile app streamlines all NACS events into one, easy-to-navigate mobile application.
Posted Jul 25, 2013

Hats Off for Official NACS Show Ambassadors
NACS Show Ambassadors enjoy some of the best networking opportunities at the NACS Show.
Posted Jul 17, 2013

NACS State of the Industry of 2012 Data Fact Book Now Available
The Fact Book provides granular details about merchandise, foodservice, motor fuels, store operations, top quartile and same-store components of the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Jul 15, 2013

Washington Report: NACS Urges EPA to Maintain Current Sulfur Caps
A letter to the Environmental Protection Agency addresses industry concerns about a proposed Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards rule and test fuel specification changes.
Posted Jul 2, 2013

NACS State of the Industry Report of 2012 Data Now Available
Published since 1972, the report provides data in the critical categories of finance, store operations, merchandising and fuel sales.
Posted Jun 27, 2013

Gas Prices Could Lead to 2nd Quarter High Note
Gasoline prices continue to have a significant effect on consumers’ perceptions of the overall economy, according to the latest findings of the monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey.
Posted Jun 26, 2013

Discover Ways to Beat the Competition
Participate in the learnings and share your experience with the Playbook for Success, based on research by the NACS/CCRRC.
Posted Jun 14, 2013

NACS Survey: Evolve the Renewable Fuels Standard
To examine current market conditions, NACS surveyed both consumers and fuel retailers to assess their familiarity with E15 and E85.
Posted Jun 11, 2013

NACS Scholarship Application Deadline Fast Approaching
The unique scholarship program helps promising minds advance their career within the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted May 28, 2013

NACS Global Forum Brings Together Global C-Store Leaders
Local store tours and retailing insights from industry experts will highlight this year’s program in Madrid, Spain.
Posted May 24, 2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton To Speak at NACS Show Closing Session
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator from New York, has been named as a speaker at the NACS Show, which takes place October 12 to 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Posted May 22, 2013

Finding Common Ground
What convenience stores can teach restaurants, and vice versa.
Posted May 22, 2013

Americans Optimistic and Ready to Travel
Consumers will likely enjoy their summer vacation more because they are feeling better about the economy, according to the recent NACS Consumer Fuels Survey.​
Posted May 21, 2013

Plan Your NACS Show Experience With Ease
Through a unique website application, getting to Atlanta and planning your trip to the NACS Show has never been easier.
Posted May 17, 2013

Largest. Expo. Ever.
This year’s NACS Show expo will be the largest in terms of net square feet in the history of the event.
Posted May 16, 2013

NACS Show Post-Expo Events Announced
A series of new post-expo networking events will debut at the NACS Show, which takes place this year from October 12 to 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Posted May 15, 2013

Happiness Awaits at NACS Show Opening Session
Acclaimed business leader and best-selling author Chip Conley will help kick off the NACS Show at the Opening General Session on October 13.
Posted May 14, 2013

NACS Show Ranks Among Top 10 Buying Shows
The convenience and fuel retailing industry’s most essential event of the year is ranked fourth among the top trade shows in the U.S. for buying plans.
Posted May 13, 2013

Let the NACS Show Excitement Begin
Starting May 13, get ready for major daily announcements about this year’s NACS Show as we kick off NACS Show Week.
Posted May 10, 2013

'End of Money' Headlines Tech Event
Successes of the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) and the potential demise of bills and coins were discussed Wednesday on the Main Stage of THE Tech EVENT.
Posted May 10, 2013

Big Data, HTML5 and Leadership Take Center Stage at Tech Event
Day 2 of THE Tech EVENT featured keynotes on how to harness Big Data, the benefits of HTML5 and a fun exercise with marshmallows and spaghetti.
Posted May 8, 2013

Convenience Stores Focusing on Inside Sales
The convenience and fuel retailing industry is transforming itself to meet changing consumer demands, says NACS President and CEO Henry Armour at an Industry Update Luncheon in West Virginia.
Posted May 8, 2013

Convenience Retailers Converge at Insight NACS Event
Registration is open for the Insight NACS Future of Convenience event, which takes place in London on September 25 to 26.
Posted May 8, 2013

Technology Event Focuses on Innovation, Standards and the Future
Innovation is about “people, processes and the ability to deliver,” said Michael Davis of NACS at THE Tech EVENT. “Ideas do you no good if you can’t make them happen.”
Posted May 7, 2013

Fuels Institute Fills Board of Directors
The 11 Board members represent a diverse set of stakeholders.
Posted Apr 29, 2013

NACS Launches Mobile App for Technology Event
THE Tech EVENT mobile app will help attendees navigate the upcoming technology innovation and information conference, taking place May 6-10 in Dallas.
Posted Apr 22, 2013

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: Happier Days Are Here Again?
More than half of U.S. consumers surveyed in April say they remain pessimistic about the economy — the lowest percentage of consumer pessimism recorded this year.
Posted Apr 18, 2013

NACS, CSP Renew State of the Industry Summit Partnership
Under the five-year agreement, NACS will produce the State of the Industry Summit and CSP will serve as the exclusive media partner.
Posted Apr 16, 2013

He’s a Believer
Peter Tedeschi discussed the new realities ahead for the convenience store industry at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 15, 2013

State of the Economy
Slow recovery combines with cheap borrowing for a mixed 2013 forecast. (By Samantha Oller, CSP)
Posted Apr 11, 2013

Convenience Store Sales Topped $700 Billion
The industry’s overall sales reflected real growth per store, with sales outpacing the 0.7% increase in convenience stores in 2012.
Posted Apr 10, 2013

NACS Show Retailer Registration and Housing Now Open
This essential annual event offers unmatched opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from one another.
Posted Apr 2, 2013

Get Full Value From the 'Playbook for Success'
Join a webinar on March 27 to learn how you can implement the three steps outlined in the new NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council's "Playbook for Success."
Posted Mar 25, 2013

Get Full Value From the 'Playbook for Success'
Join a webinar on March 27 to learn how you can implement the three steps outlined in the new NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council's "Playbook for Success."
Posted Mar 20, 2013

Big Buzz Surrounding Big Data
Learn how to turn big data into huge amounts of knowledge and action at THE Tech EVENT, May 6 to 10 in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Mar 18, 2013

Leadership Skills Development Leads to High Performance
"This program offers executives much more ?than new ideas and solutions; it provides them with new perspectives, new contacts and new resources ?to tap in addressing tomorrow's business challenges," said Howard Stoeckel of Wawa.
Posted Mar 18, 2013

Is the Worst Over for Consumer Pessimism?
The latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey reveals that consumer pessimism about the economy hasn't increased recently, and it's likely consumers feel better days are coming.
Posted Mar 15, 2013

Take the NACS/PCATS Technology Survey
The survey will reveal the convenience and fuel retailing industry's emerging technologies, trends, challenges and payment systems.
Posted Mar 14, 2013

Learn More About THE Tech EVENT
The best parts of NACStech and the PCATS Annual Conference have combined to deliver one superior technology event.
Posted Mar 11, 2013

NACS Updates Category Definitions
Changes include expanding the Automotive, Edible Grocery, Other Tobacco, Wine and Liquor categories to better fit what retailers are selling under those umbrellas.
Posted Mar 8, 2013

PCATS Hall of Fame Recognizes Industry Icons
At THE Tech EVENT, Scott Hartman and Gene Gerke will be recognized for their contributions, accomplishments and dedication to enhancing technology innovation in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Mar 6, 2013

The NACS Magazine App Arrives
NACS launches a digital edition of NACS Magazine.
Posted Mar 1, 2013

Washington Report: Join Your Colleagues on Capitol Hill
Join industry stakeholders in Washington March 19-20 for NACS Day on Capitol Hill and educate Congress about key regulatory and legislative issues that affect your business.
Posted Feb 26, 2013

NACS Publishes Assessment of Fuels Market Through 2040
The new report helps retailers understand where the market is heading and which fuels are likely to be the dominant products consumed in the coming years.
Posted Feb 26, 2013

Economic Uncertainty Grows as Gas Prices Climb
A recent NACS Consumer Survey reveals that recent spikes in gas prices are causing consumers to have a pessimistic outlook on the overall state of economy.
Posted Feb 25, 2013

Industry Experts Headline NACS SOI Summit
The NACS State of the Industry Summit will feature keynotes from industry experts in convenience retail, consumer shopping behavior, motor fuels and capital markets.
Posted Feb 22, 2013

High Gas Prices Could Mean $4 Gas This Summer
With several months to go before the summer driving season, the early bump in gasoline prices has analysts and motorists concerned.
Posted Feb 21, 2013

Fuels Institute Names Inaugural Directors
Bill Douglass will serve as chairman of the board, Jay Ricker as treasurer and John Eichberger as secretary of the nonprofit think tank that was announced last week at the NACS Leadership Forum.
Posted Feb 20, 2013

NACS Unveils The Fuels Institute
Announced yesterday at the NACS Leadership Forum, The Fuels Institute is a research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating the market issues related to consumer vehicles and the fuels that power them.
Posted Feb 14, 2013

The Payments Revolution Is Here
It's no longer a matter of if the future of mobile payments systems arrives, it's a matter of how soon.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

No More Talking, It's Time for Action
Don Kingsborough of PayPal shares with NACS Leadership Forum participants how convenience store operators can position their businesses in the mobile payments arena.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council Releases "Playbook For Success"
The free, three-step guide outlines essential action steps for driving growth in convenience store operations and is now available for download.
Posted Feb 13, 2013

Defining the Future of Convenience Retailing
At the NACS Leadership Forum, leaders from Hess and MAPCO challenge the industry to define its path forward through customer engagement, mobile payments and the changing motor fuels landscape.
Posted Feb 12, 2013

Sneak Peek Into New "Playbook for Success"
The forthcoming NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council "Playbook for Success" sifts through mountains of shopper research to learn more about convenience shopping occasions, what shoppers seek and their level of satisfaction in finding it.
Posted Feb 12, 2013

NACS/CCRRC to Release Free Downloadable Playbook for C-Store Growth
The tool provides a starting point and customizable action plan to help operators better meet shoppers' needs and outlines a simple process that creates a solid foundation for growth.
Posted Feb 11, 2013

NACS Leadership Forum Kicks Off
This year's theme, Visions of the Future, focuses on how retailers can better position their businesses to address the changing convenience and fuel retailing landscape.
Posted Feb 11, 2013

Gasoline Consumption Remains Down
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that gasoline demand is down, but prices at the pump could remain high.
Posted Feb 8, 2013

Millions Stolen by Gas Station Skimming Operations
The problem has grown as criminals become more adept at using fake card swipe machines to steal credit and debit card data from fuel pumps and ATMs.
Posted Feb 6, 2013

Gas Prices Weigh Heavily on Consumer Minds
Price is the dominant reason why consumers buy fuel at a particular location, according to the newly released NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
Posted Feb 4, 2013

Carl Bayer Joins PCATS Staff
The 20-veteran of NACS is joining PCATS to oversee the IT migration and implementation of DSD and inventory price synchronization standards.
Posted Feb 4, 2013

Registration Now Open for THE Tech EVENT
THE Tech EVENT (formerly NACStech) is the top source for technology education, information and solutions that benefit the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Register today.
Posted Jan 24, 2013

Convenience Store Count Tops 149,000
The U.S. convenience store industry continues to grow in spite of a still-weak economy, according to the 2013 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count.
Posted Jan 23, 2013

HR Forum Registration Now Open
Human resources professionals don't want to miss this highly engaging NACS program featuring HR best practices, case studies, networking opportunities and national-caliber speakers.
Posted Jan 14, 2013

Registration Open for NACS Leadership Challenge
The unique NACS program helps retailers focus on acquiring skills that improve leadership and operational performance.
Posted Jan 7, 2013

NACS Remembers Tom Tinsley, 1968 NACS President
Tinsley, who oversaw the expansion of NACS in its early years, served as founder and president of Quick Shop Market Inc.
Posted Oct 26, 2012

Merchants Discuss Flawed Swiped Fee Settlement
Teleconference addresses proposed swipe fee settlement and issues likely to be presented as objections should the settlement move ahead.
Posted Oct 23, 2012

NACS Show Hits Record Numbers
"Our record numbers reaffirm the value that NACS delivers to our industry," said NACS Vice Chairman of Convention Pat Lewis.
Posted Oct 19, 2012

Ideas That Keep Customers Coming Back
A Lone Star store is using pink nozzles to show support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month � one more great idea from the Sherman, Texas, store.
Posted Oct 15, 2012

Take On the Big Issues and Own Them
NACS Chairman Dave Carpenter urges the convenience and fuel retailing industry to stay ahead of an ever-changing retail climate and continue defining the industry's future.
Posted Oct 11, 2012

Carpenter Leads Slate of NACS Executive Committee Officers
NACS announced seven retailers to serve or continue serving on its Executive Committee, which is led by the new 2012-2013 Chairman Dave Carpenter.
Posted Oct 11, 2012

NACS Recognizes 2012 Scholarship Winners
Eleven recipients, through the NACS Scholarship Program, were recognized this week at the NACS Show in Las Vegas.
Posted Oct 11, 2012

Retailers Make a Difference, Says Armour
NACS President and CEO Henry Armour highlights the importance of industry knowledge, connections and advocacy with a "No Deal" call to action to oppose the proposed Visa/MasterCard antitrust settlement.
Posted Oct 10, 2012

Cool New Products Top 10 Scans
NACS Show attendees visited the Cool New Products Preview Room at the NACS Show to check out the newest products and services available to the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Oct 10, 2012

NACS "Ideas 2 Go" DVD Now Available
Get your hands on the newly released DVD of industry innovators, growth opportunities and best practices for the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Posted Oct 10, 2012

Exhibitors Tap Into New Food Trends at the NACS Show
From caffeinated ice cream to tea energy drinks, the NACS Show showcases innovative products, trends and services.
Posted Oct 10, 2012

NACS Chairman Robinson: NACS Delivers Value
Part of our industry's success is derived from the value that NACS provides, says NACS 2011-2012 NACS Chairman Tom Robinson.
Posted Oct 9, 2012

"Change is Slow �" Until It's Not."
Business innovator Peter Sheahan shared how the industry can move forward by taking advantage of innovations and trends.
Posted Oct 9, 2012

Millennials: Key to The Future of C-Store Success
What makes this generation unique is their close connection to technology in all aspects of their lives, says NACS Show educational session speakers.
Posted Oct 9, 2012

Future of Fuels: 2025
NACS Show educational session reveals what consumers will be using at convenience stores to fuel their vehicles.
Posted Oct 9, 2012

NACS Names Retailer Members to Board of Directors
Five new retail members were named to the NACS Board of Directors during the NACS Show.
Posted Oct 9, 2012

What's Cool and New at the NACS Show
Out of more than 300 new products and services featured in the Cool New Products Preview Room, NACS Show attendees turned out to rank which ones interest them most.
Posted Oct 9, 2012

New "CNG In A Box" Fueling System Makes U.S. Debut
Today at the NACS Show retailers will get the first glimpse at a new compressed natural gas system available for convenience stores.
Posted Oct 8, 2012

Romanello Crater Leads NACS Supplier Board
Lucia Romanello Crater has been active in NACS since 1989, and was a founding member and executive committee member of the Network of Executive Women.
Posted Oct 8, 2012

Big Changes Coming to Transaction Technology
NACS Show educational session takes on the future of payments transaction technology and what it will mean for convenience stores.
Posted Oct 8, 2012

Heavy Hitters Contribute to Store Success
Strengthening the bench turns c-store employees into heavy hitters, says NACS Show educational session presenters.
Posted Oct 8, 2012

Nielsen Report Focuses on Convenience Growth
The new report examines the impressive and continued growth, as well as opportunities, for the U.S. convenience store channel.
Posted Oct 5, 2012

We'll see YOU at the NACS Show
In just a few days the convenience and fuel retailing industry's biggest event of the year will take Las Vegas by storm � here's a few tips before you arrive.
Posted Oct 4, 2012

NACS Offers Financing Program for Retailers
This innovative financing program enables qualified businesses to better manage cash flow and ultimately grow their businesses.
Posted Oct 2, 2012

Drop By the Virtual Cool New Products "Booth"
NACS Show Virtual has launched a feature that showcases more than 100 new products and services that will be on-site at the NACS Show.
Posted Sep 21, 2012

High Oil Prices Squeeze Store Profits
NACS motor fuels expert John Eichberger explains that high gas prices don't translate into higher profits for convenience stores.
Posted Sep 18, 2012

FDA Increases Tobacco Compliance Checks
Despite a sharp increase in the number of "no" violations among retailers selling alcohol, the violation rate among the total retailer universe drops from 2011.
Posted Sep 13, 2012

California Retailers Urged to Oppose Food-Labeling Scheme of Proposition 37
Retailers can also learn more at an interactive educational session at the NACS Show on how to mobilize grassroots efforts and defeat harmful regulations such as Prop. 37.
Posted Sep 12, 2012

What Will the Elections Mean to Your Business?
An exclusive NACS webinar will help you get prepared for what might happen after November 6.
Posted Sep 7, 2012

NACS Remembers Joe Peden, 1983 NACS President
Peden, who oversaw a seamless leadership transition at NACS, grew Convenient Food Marts into 12-state chain CONNA Corporation.
Posted Sep 6, 2012

NACS Show Mobile App Ready for Download
The mobile free app allows users to easily navigate information about scheduled events and more than 50 educational sessions and speakers at this year's NACS Show, which takes place next month.
Posted Sep 5, 2012

Protect Your Business, Attend NACS Day on Capitol Hill
This unique event, taking place March 19 to 20, provides an opportunity for convenience and fuel retailers to educate members of Congress about their business and the industry.
Posted Sep 4, 2012

NACS Represents Industry on International Code Council
NACS is a full voting member on the committee, which sets minimum building codes for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Posted Aug 31, 2012

NACS Show Virtual Wraps Up Future of Fuels Series
The final installment of this thought-provoking discussion features a summary by industry leaders on the entire six-part series.
Posted Aug 8, 2012

Big Savings, Biggest Industry Event of the Year
After today, the super-saver discount on NACS Show registration will end.
Posted Jul 31, 2012

NACS to Host ADA Open House
NACS members are invited to a free Sept. 10 open house to learn how to navigate new ADA accessibility regulations.
Posted Jul 31, 2012

NACS Show Virtual Features Expert Panel on Government Influence
The fifth installment of the NACS Show Virtual "Future of Fuels" series provides insights on legislation that would protect retailers from consumer misfueling.
Posted Jul 25, 2012

NACS Announces Dean, Santorum as NACS Show Speakers
A political debate between two former presidential hopefuls will be the cornerstone of the NACS Show closing session.
Posted Jul 17, 2012

NACS State of the Industry of 2011 Data Fact Book Now Available
The 25th edition of the Fact Book tracks many key metrics over the past quarter century, as well as some metrics that go back as far as the 1950s.
Posted Jul 13, 2012

NACS Show Virtual Tackles Hydrogen
The fourth installment of the NACS Show Virtual "Future of Fuels" series provides insights from our expert panel on hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Posted Jul 11, 2012

NACS Show Virtual Features Expert Panel on Electric Vehicles
The third installment of the NACS Show Virtual "Future of Fuels" series provides insights on whether consumers will adopt EVs.
Posted Jun 27, 2012

NACS Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree Songwriting Contest
NACS is a title sponsor of the Capitol Christmas Tree and also will be providing fuel and other amenities for the seven-vehicle caravan that brings the tree to Washington, D.C.
Posted Jun 26, 2012

NACS State of the Industry Report Now Available
The convenience and fuel retailing industry's premier benchmarking tool features the most comprehensive collection of firm-level category data and trends based on 2011 performance.
Posted Jun 25, 2012

NACS Show Virtual Releases New Content
Watch now for a new installment of the Future of Fuels panel discussion, "Supply and Demand of Alternative Fuels," at nacsshowvirtual.com.
Posted Jun 13, 2012

Step Away From the Soft Drink
Are sugary drinks to blame for America's obesity issues, and should the government intervene?
Posted Jun 11, 2012

NACS Show Virtual Features "Future of Fuels"
The first video, "What is Shaping the Alternative Fuel Marketplace Today," provides industry insights on the future alternative fuels at retail.
Posted May 31, 2012

Ideas 2 Go Visits Upstate New York
Nice N Easy and Delta Sonic are among the stores that NACS Show attendees will see first during this year's NACS "Ideas 2 Go" program.
Posted May 31, 2012

Apply for the NACS Scholarship Program
The deadline to submit applications for this year's NACS Scholarship is Friday, June 1.
Posted May 30, 2012

NACStech, PCATS Join Forces for 2013
The Tech Event will bring the two organizations under one roof next year in Dallas.
Posted May 29, 2012

Love's, K&G Petroleum Receive CSNews Technology Awards
Also during NACStech, the PCATS/CSNews Technology Hall of Fame welcomed three new members.
Posted May 29, 2012

NACStech Celebrates the Speed of Change
The final day of NACStech draws to a close, with universal acknowledgement that the speed of change is accelerating at an awesome pace.
Posted May 24, 2012

Just a Bunch of Cat Videos
From nuggets of joy to bringing down tyrannical regimes, social marketing is changing how your customers connect, converse and view your brand.
Posted May 23, 2012

CIO Curriculum Continues at NACStech
Day 2 focuses on new developments in mobile payments and technology.
Posted May 23, 2012

NACStech Kicks Off With Mobile Insights
From couponing to social media solutions, NACStech educational sessions provide top-line information about mobile strategies and technology integration.
Posted May 22, 2012

Industry-Leading CIOs Connect at NACStech
The PCATS/Convenience Store News CIO Roundtables focused on retailer best practices, challenges and the role IT will play in the industry's future.
Posted May 22, 2012

Gilbarco Certifies Kickback Points as First Applause Loyalty Partner
The new partnership is being showcased this week at NACStech.
Posted May 22, 2012

Experience the NACS Show �" Today!
NACS Show Virtual is up and running, feature 10 hours of exclusive educational sessions content, interviews with industry leaders and a Cool New Products recap.
Posted May 16, 2012

NACS Card Processing Program Launches Refer a Friend Program
Each referral of a credit-approved merchant sent between now and August 1 earns a $100 credit.
Posted May 9, 2012

NACS Show Named 47th Largest U.S. Trade Show
The Trade Show News Network's list represents the top 250 trade shows held in 2011 in the United States.
Posted May 7, 2012

Registration Now Open for NACS CAFÉ August Class
The upcoming NACS CAFÉ course takes place August 19 in Atlanta.
Posted May 7, 2012

Competing Fuels and Vehicle Requirements May Doom CAFE and RFS
The more than 120,000 convenience stores selling motor fuel will face the brunt of the competing objectives of the RFS and CAFE standards unless changes are addressed.
Posted Apr 25, 2012

NACS Launches 2012 NACS Show Virtual Experience
New, exclusive content will be added in the coming months, including a preview of the 2012 Cool New Products that will be on display at this year's NACS Show in Las Vegas.
Posted Apr 17, 2012

Hidden Bank Fees Cost Consumers at the Pump
A new NACS study reveals that customers are paying up to 10 cents a gallon in hidden bank fees every time they fill up.
Posted Apr 10, 2012

NACS Leadership Executive Program Registration Is Open
The program at Cornell University helps the industry's senior executives attain the leadership skills they need to successfully respond to the challenges of a competitive marketplace.
Posted Apr 10, 2012

Acclaimed Thought Leader Peter Sheahan Named NACS Show Speaker
Sheahan, who is internationally known for inspiring innovative business thinking, will help kick off the industry's biggest event of the year.
Posted Apr 9, 2012

Scope of the Industry's Top Performers
NACS Vice President of Research Dae Kim takes State of the Industry Summit attendees on a deep dive of the key drivers to success that characterize the industry's top quartile and decile performers.
Posted Apr 9, 2012

The Moment of Truth
Two unique c-store industry programs provide timely, valuable and reliable shopper behavior insights.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

What's Your Number?
Retailers discuss metrics and which numbers mean the most to their organizations at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

Political Prognostication
Uncertainty so far is the resounding theme as we move closer to the November 2012 elections.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

Be Consistent, Be Different
Attendees at the NACS State of the Industry Summit are privy to eight more rules for delivering on foodservice expectations in their stores.
Posted Apr 6, 2012

Unemployment Weight
Sluggish employment picture slows recovery, economist says at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 5, 2012

Petro-tainment
OPIS analyst blends fun and fuel at the NACS State of the Industry Summit's Motor Fuels Overview.
Posted Apr 5, 2012

Put Me In, Boss
NACS State of the Industry Summit education session focuses on employees as a convenience store team's best asset.
Posted Apr 5, 2012

Convenience Store Sales Topped $680 Billion in 2011
The industry's 2011 numbers were announced today at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 4, 2012

NACS Show Retailer Registration Is Open
Register today for the convenience and fuel retailing industry's top buying event of the year.
Posted Apr 2, 2012

NACStech Super Saver Discount Ends Today
Don't miss out on the industry's premier technology event, held in Nashville May 21-23.
Posted Mar 30, 2012

Applications Now Available for 2012 NACS Scholarship Program
The scholarships assist future retail leaders with their tuition costs and award attendance to the upcoming NACS Show.
Posted Mar 29, 2012

Join Top-Performing Retailers at NACS State of the Industry Summit
Registration closes this Wednesday, March 28 for the NACS State of the Industry Summit. Register today!
Posted Mar 27, 2012

Gasoline Prices Inch Past $4 in Six States
The national average could reach $4 a gallon by late April or early May.
Posted Mar 21, 2012

Convenience Stores Show More Traffic, Less Conversion
VideoMining's C-Store Shopper Insights program reveals interesting changes in shopping patterns; look for more at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Mar 9, 2012

NACS Holds Media Briefing on Gas Prices
One-hour webinar with OPIS for energy reporters answered the latest questions on gas prices.
Posted Mar 7, 2012

Anti-Tobacco Groups Demonize Convenience Stores
NACS counters that the convenience stores sell legal products in a lawful way, and that the report is "rife with nonsensical reasoning."
Posted Mar 7, 2012

NACS State of the Industry Summit Housing Rate Expires This Week
Special rate for housing at NACS State of the Industry Summit closes this Friday, March 11.
Posted Mar 5, 2012

NACS Founding Member Erich Wendl Dies
He helped found NACS in 1961 and served as its president in 1979.
Posted Feb 29, 2012

NACS to Host Webinar on FDA Tobacco Compliance
Join NACS and We Card for a webinar on March 14 to learn more about retailer rights and responsibilities for tobacco compliance.
Posted Feb 28, 2012

Kraft CEO Closes the NACS Leadership Forum
The final day of the NACS Leadership Forum focused on healthy options, the snacking offer and insights from Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld.
Posted Feb 27, 2012

NACS Leadership Forum Focuses on Loyalty, Customer Engagement Opportunities
Day two showcased how loyalty in the social media and mobile sphere can help retailers build effective marketing programs and drive sales.
Posted Feb 24, 2012

Leadership Forum Kicks Off in Miami
Two prominent retailers share their visions of the future at the NACS leadership Forum.
Posted Feb 23, 2012

NACS Videos Look at the Past and Future of Retail Fueling
Two new videos added to the 2012 NACS Retail Fuels Report provide context on the motor fuels industry.
Posted Feb 23, 2012

New NACS/CCRRC Report Helps Retailers Expand Sales
The two-part report gives shopper research and new growth platforms for convenience store owners.
Posted Feb 22, 2012

Leading Energy Analyst Phil Flynn To Speak at NACS State of the Industry Summit
Flynn, one of the world's leading analysts on investment and risk management for the global petroleum, gasoline and energy markets, will speak at this year's event in Chicago, April 3 to 5.
Posted Feb 16, 2012

NACS CAFÉ Joins NRA Show
The convenience store foodservice program will be featured during a May 8 session at the National Restaurant Association's annual trade show.
Posted Feb 15, 2012

NACS Releases Compensation Report of 2011 Data
The new report offers the latest snapshot of c-store employee compensation levels, turnover and benefits metrics.
Posted Feb 13, 2012

Beverages Fuel In-Store Purchases
For customers who frequent a convenience to purchase gas, beverages are purchased more than any other in-store item.
Posted Feb 9, 2012

Future of Convenience 2012
Join retailers from around the globe in a look at what's on the horizon for our industry.
Posted Feb 8, 2012

Renowned Futurist Michael Rogers Announced as NACStech Closing Speaker
Rogers will join Paul Ollinger as a general session speaker at the May 21 to 23 NACStech event.
Posted Feb 7, 2012

Last Chance to Register for the NACS Human Resources Forum
Attendees will gain valuable information and perspectives on social media best practices and legislative updates on labor, health care, hours and wages and more.
Posted Feb 7, 2012

Washington Report: NACS to Senate: Hands Off LUST Fund
NACS is urging the Senate Finance Committee not to move LUST monies to the transportation bill.
Posted Feb 3, 2012

U.S. Convenience Store Count Grows 1.2%
The latest NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count reveals more than 148,000 convenience stores in the United States.
Posted Jan 31, 2012

Technology Pioneers To Receive PCATS/CSNews Hall of Fame Awards
Greg Gilkerson, Robert Johnson and Brad McGuinness will receive this prestigious recognition among their peers at NACStech on May 22.
Posted Jan 30, 2012

Register Today for NACS CAFÉ
Spaces are available for the February 12 to 15 NACS CAF� course, a dynamic resource that helps convenience store operators build effective and profitable foodservice programs.
Posted Jan 26, 2012

John Thompson, 7-Eleven Pioneer
Investor's Business Daily profiles Thompson and his prolific career.
Posted Jan 20, 2012

NACS Remembers George Helow, 1977 NACS President
Helow, who became NACS president when the association launched its first full-fledged expo at the NACS Show, was 90 years old and the founder and sole owner of Zippy Mart Inc.
Posted Jan 19, 2012

NACStech Opening Session Speaker Announced; Registration Now Open
Registration opened for NACStech, the industry's most comprehensive event for top retail and supplier leaders gather and discuss ways to improve convenience retailing through technology.
Posted Jan 17, 2012

NACS, The McIntosh Group Provide ADA Compliance Tools
The new program allows NACS members to access to customized and specific ADA compliance solutions by using McIntosh's existing branded offer.
Posted Jan 16, 2012

Topics Announced for 2012 NACS HR Forum
Attendees will gain valuable information and perspectives on social media best practices and legislative updates on labor, health care, hours and wages and more.
Posted Jan 16, 2012

NACS Global Forum Registration Now Open
The four-day event offers valuable networking opportunities and fresh perspectives for attendees to turn into successful business strategies.
Posted Jan 13, 2012

NACS Launches Cost-Effective Employment Screening Tools
The new program gives NACS members access to the same high-quality background checks that are routinely used by national retail corporations.
Posted Jan 10, 2012

NACS TV Wins MarCom Awards
The NACS TV broadcast at the 2010 NACS Show picks up multiple awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.
Posted Jan 4, 2012

Hitting Mailboxes This Week: NACS Magazine
The November issue features full NACS Show coverage, a look at how the government is forcing changes in fuels, category information on wine and nonedible grocery and more.
Posted Oct 31, 2011

NACS Members Now Have Access to ServSafe Food Handler Guide
The 53-page ServSafe Food Handler Guide (5th edition) can be purchased for $5 and is only available to NACS members.
Posted Oct 27, 2011

Relive the NACS Show Experience
By logging into NACS Show Virtual, retail attendees of this year's NACS Show can relive the excitement of the general sessions and workshops, as well as a virtual expo of six Hunter Club members.
Posted Oct 26, 2011

Small Operators Needed for NACS Compensation Report
The report helps companies identify salary figures for all positions.
Posted Oct 21, 2011

Convenience Industry Celebrates NEW and NACS
Industry leaders celebrated the Network of Executive Women and the 50th anniversary of NACS during the NACS Show in October.
Posted Oct 19, 2011

NACS Show Posts Strong Registration, Exhibitor Numbers
More than 22,300 attendees came to this year's NACS Show from a record 58 countries and international attendance of 1,913 delegates.
Posted Oct 17, 2011

NACS New Chair Tom Robinson Shares Business Influences
New NACS Chair Tom Robinson: joined NACS for advocacy, stayed for knowledge and connections.
Posted Oct 5, 2011

Tom Brokaw Inspires and Challenges NACS Show Attendees
Delivering the closing address at the NACS Show, Tom Brokaw implored attendees to reenlist as citizens, ensuring the successful future of the next generation.
Posted Oct 5, 2011

Leading Retailers Offer Glimpse Into Industry's Future
Panelists shared their thoughts on the future of fuels, consumer behavior and their thoughts on the industry's bright future during the "A Tale of Two Retailers" session at the NACS Show.
Posted Oct 4, 2011

2011 "Ideas 2 Go" DVD Now Available
The stores featured this year all have embraced the concept of selling more fresh foods.
Posted Oct 4, 2011

What's Cool and New at the NACS Show
See which products NACS Show attendees ranked as their top picks.
Posted Oct 4, 2011

Mobile Payment to Simplify Customer Transactions
Monday's workshop at the NACS Show focused on how sophisticated mobile payment options are significant shifting how consumers pay for goods and services in convenience stores.
Posted Oct 4, 2011

Watch the NACS Show Opening General Session
Go online now and watch a free rebroadcast of the NACS Show Opening General Session featuring, NACS Chairman Jeff Miller, NACS President and CEO Hank Armour and Bert Jacobs, COO of the Life is good company.
Posted Oct 3, 2011

What's Cool and New at the NACS Show
See which products NACS Show attendees ranked as their top picks.
Posted Oct 3, 2011

NACS Celebrates Industry's Past and Looks to Redefine the Future
Hank Armour shares how knowledge, connections and advocacy have helped shaped the association's growth over the past 50 years, and where the industry is heading.
Posted Oct 3, 2011

NACS Chairman: 'We've Barely Cracked the Seal on What Is Possible'
Jeff Miller shares how NACS delivers tremendous value in advocacy and in sharing new ideas that can grow your business.
Posted Oct 3, 2011

NACS Announces New Retailer and Supplier Board Members
The association, now in its 50th year, announced five new retail members to the Board of Directors and new supplier members to the Supplier Board.
Posted Oct 3, 2011

Sen. Durbin Calls Debit Swipe Fee Reforms a Step in the Right Direction
The senator, champion of debit card swipe fee reform in Congress, says recent actions by the banks and card companies prove that they "care less" about providing customer service and more about boosting fees.
Posted Oct 3, 2011

NACS Show Virtual is Now Available
NACS Show Virtual includes a full listing of exhibitors, search features to connect with other retailers, access to workshop information, live and taped streaming of general sessions and exclusive speaker Q&As.
Posted Sep 30, 2011

Ask Tom Brokaw
NACS Show Closing Session speaker will take your questions following his speech.
Posted Sep 28, 2011

NACS Launches NACS Show Virtual
NACS Show Virtual will include a full listing of exhibitors, search features to connect with other retailers, and access to workshop information.
Posted Sep 21, 2011

NACS: Swipe Fee Reform Did Not Cause BOA's Financial Troubles
NACS President and CEO Hank Armour issues sharp response to WSJ editorial linking swipe fee reform to Bank of America's financial difficulties.
Posted Sep 20, 2011

Pinnacle Wins NACS Show Exhibitor Contest
NACS challenged exhibitors to tell Show attendees in 30 seconds how they make life great for convenience retailers and why they should visit their booth at the NACS Show, Oct. 1 to 4 in Chicago.
Posted Sep 15, 2011

NACS Mobile App Enhances NACS Show Experience
New features added to the NACS Show mobile app will improve the attendee experience at this year's NACS Show in Chicago, October 1 to 4.
Posted Aug 29, 2011

Washington Report: Highway Bill Mark Up Looming
The House and Senate are in recess until September 7, so you should take this time to introduce yourself to your members if and when you see them around your district or state.
Posted Aug 22, 2011

NACS at 50: Ice, Ice Baby
NACS past president David Neale explains the genesis of convenience stores, and how the industry evolved.
Posted Aug 19, 2011

NACS at 50: From Food Service to Foodservice
Over the past 25 years, our industry has gone from afterthought to destination for foodservice, and a 1985 training video helped move the needle ahead on this growing category.
Posted Aug 12, 2011

NACS at 50: Time to Celebrate!
NACS will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month - and invites members to join the celebration at the NACS Show in October.
Posted Aug 5, 2011

NACS at 50: The Industry Goes to Washington
As government regulation for the industry increased, NACS and its members made their voices heard on Capitol Hill.
Posted Jul 29, 2011

Last Chance to Participate in NACS Show "The C-Store Good Life" Video Contest
The video contest gives NACS Show exhibitors the opportunity to tell retailers why "life is good."
Posted Jul 26, 2011

Save Today on NACS Show Registration
Don't miss your chance to receive maximum benefits at this year's NACS Show in Chicago.
Posted Jul 21, 2011

NACS at 50: Show Time
The first NACS Annual Meeting, which we know today as the NACS Show, has been giving retailers a way to connect and grow their businesses since 1961.
Posted Jul 15, 2011

Drive Buyers to Your NACS Show Booth
By using the free EXPOBrander, exhibitors at this year's NACS Show can help maximize their exposure, gain qualified leads and drive more traffic to their booth.
Posted Jul 15, 2011

Evolution of the "Independent" Operator
Opportunities abound for independent operators to grow their business and build vital relationships through NACS and ethnic-American trade associations.
Posted Jul 15, 2011

Find Out Who's Coming to the NACS Show
Finding other attendees in your network is easy with the NACS Show eventSocial tool.
Posted Jul 14, 2011

NACS State of the Industry Factbook Now Available
Based on 40-plus years of historic NACS data, the Factbook provides a compilation of statistical information that goes back as far as the 1950s.
Posted Jul 13, 2011

NACS Revises E-Cig Classification
NACS is recommending that e-cigarettes be classified as OTP under the NACS Category Definitions.
Posted Jul 13, 2011

So You Wanna Be a Rock Star
Don't miss your opportunity to win VIP treatment at the NACS Show, October 1 to 4 in Chicago.
Posted Jul 11, 2011

NACS at 50: Expansion and Regulation
After rapid growth in the previous decade, the convenience store industry had to adapt to a new challenge in the 1980s - government regulation.
Posted Jul 8, 2011

Small Gasoline Stations Take a Hit With High Pump Prices
Climbing fuel costs do not translate into more profits, especially for smaller, independent retailers.
Posted Jul 6, 2011

NACS at 50: Times Were a Changin'
NACS has come a long way from its beginnings 50 years ago - and so have its members.
Posted Jul 1, 2011

NACS Launches "The C-Store Good Life" Video Contest
New video contest gives exhibitors the opportunity to tell NACS Show attendees why life is good.
Posted Jun 30, 2011

Skimming Devices in Pay-at-the-Pump Continue to Increase
Authorizing transactions would halt the growing trend, NACS says.
Posted Jun 29, 2011

NACS State of the Industry Report of 2010 Data Now Available
The report is the industry's premier benchmarking tool, featuring the most comprehensive collection of firm-level, store-level and category data and trends.
Posted Jun 27, 2011

NACS Show Retailer Panel Features Speedway, Valero Leaders
Joe Petrowski of the Cumberland Gulf Group will moderate the "A Tale of Two Retailers" General Session at the NACS Show.
Posted Jun 24, 2011

NACS at 50: New Opportunities
NACS video looks at the opportunities that the growth of automobiles and women in the workplace provided for the convenience industry in the 1970s.
Posted Jun 24, 2011

NACS at 50: Exciting Times and Good Times
NACS video looks at the explosive changes that the industry and country saw in the 1960s.
Posted Jun 17, 2011

Senate Passes Repeal of Ethanol Blender Credit
The vote indicates both a shift in the politics of motor fuels policy and the wavering support for subsidies.
Posted Jun 17, 2011

Driven to Find the Lowest Price in Town
Saving a few pennies at the pump has become a national pastime.
Posted Jun 13, 2011

NACS CAFÉ Fall Classes Open for Business
Fall classes are enrolling for the three-day program, which educates retailers on all aspects of foodservice.
Posted Jun 6, 2011

NACStech Workshops Tackle Top Technology Issues
Tuesday's sessions provided insights and ideas on mobile couponing, mobile apps, cloud computing, electric vehicles and IT management strategies.
Posted May 18, 2011

Business Meets Technology at NACStech
Integration of PCATS with NACS continues; CIOs look to the future.
Posted May 17, 2011

NACStech Workshops Feature the Future of Mobile Payments
Also during Monday's sessions, driving in-store traffic and social media evolution.
Posted May 17, 2011

NACS Launches 50th Anniversary Website
New microsite was developed to showcase biggest accomplishments, highlights from the industry's past 50 years.
Posted May 12, 2011

Oil Drops, Pump Prices Follow More Slowly
Retail gasoline prices lag wholesale costs on the going up and the coming down.
Posted May 11, 2011

Get Your Questions Ready
This year at NACStech both general session speakers are taking questions now to answer during their presentations � submit yours today.
Posted May 10, 2011

NACStech Advanced Registration Period Ends Today
Don't miss out savings of more than 10 percent on registration costs for next week's NACStech in Las Vegas.
Posted May 10, 2011

NACS Launches "Superstars at the Store Level" Video Contest
The contest coincides with a NACS Show workshop that celebrates two outstanding store-level employees.
Posted May 9, 2011

The Case of the Missing Gasoline
As pump prices climb, so do the number of thefts. Meanwhile, Indiana's Attorney General says $4-plus gas prices are not illegal.
Posted Apr 29, 2011

NACStech Video Contest Winner Announced
The Pinnacle Corporation prevailed as this year's first NACS Expo To Go video Contest winner.
Posted Apr 26, 2011

NACS Daily Takes Home the Gold
Your association's daily e-newsletter has received top accolades by the Association Media & Publishing.
Posted Apr 25, 2011

A Round of Applause
Industry pioneers Teri Richman and John Hervey inducted into PCATS/CSNews Technology Hall of Fame this year at NACStech � the industry's top technology solutions event.
Posted Apr 25, 2011

Washington Report: Swipe Fee Battle Heads Home
With Congress in recess, NACS members are encouraged to keep the momentum going in their home districts, urging legislators to keep debit card swipe fee reforms intact.
Posted Apr 22, 2011

Retailers Turn to Technology to Lower Drive-Offs
QuikTrip's PumpStart is helping the retailer reduce the number of drivers who fill up and leave without paying.
Posted Apr 22, 2011

Applications Now Available for NACS Scholarship Program
The scholarships assist future retail leaders with their tuition costs and award attendance to the upcoming NACS Show.
Posted Apr 19, 2011

Tom Brokaw Announced as NACS Show Speaker
The news anchor and reporter will keynote the Show's Closing General Session.
Posted Apr 18, 2011

NACStech Mobile App Version 2.0 Ready for Download
The enhanced version creates an interactive, timely and user-friendly NACStech experience.
Posted Apr 14, 2011

Retailers Feel the Pain at the Pump, Too
Analysts expect the price to stay high with Memorial Day and the summer vacation season six weeks away.
Posted Apr 13, 2011

Chief Optimist of 'Life is good' to Kick Off NACS Show
With less than $80 in the bank, Bert Jacobs helped launch what is today a $100 million privately held business � one that sports a brand resonating with consumers around the world: Life is good.
Posted Apr 11, 2011

State of Industry Affairs Update
NACS president and CEO presented a state of affairs outlook on Capitol Hill and how five top issues affect the industry.
Posted Apr 11, 2011

Key Ingredient to Your Foodservice Program: Metrics
Metrics drive foodservice performance, goals and decision making to create successful programs that keep customers coming back for more.
Posted Apr 11, 2011

Eye on the Future: Leveraging Innovations and Insights
At the NACS State of the Industry Summit, Nielsen's Todd Hale reflects on "what a ride" we've had and looks to a more innovative � and convenient � future.
Posted Apr 8, 2011

Meeting Customer Expectations
NACS State of the Industry session gives retailers takeaways on successfully competing in today's economy while meeting � and exceeding � customer demand.
Posted Apr 8, 2011

Category Performance: Introducing, the Top Ten
NACS State of the Industry data reveals that candy had a sweet year, HBC got an energy boost and foodservice growth .is not being driven by "food" Plus, plenty of other positives across the board � and a few problem areas � going into 2011.
Posted Apr 7, 2011

NACS Testifies at Senate Hearing to Review Biofuels Programs
Eichberger tells Congress that there are many challenges the retail industry faces when considering whether to sell a new fuel and these challenges must be overcome if the goals of the RFS are to be realized.
Posted Apr 7, 2011

U.S. Economic Overview: 2011 Update
On the surface, everything looks good, but there are still some institutional issues that will continue to create problems: jobs, housing, banking and public debt.
Posted Apr 7, 2011

Bursting Bubbles
Economist forecasts another dip before true recovery.
Posted Apr 7, 2011

Weighing In on Leadership
Joe Petrowski shares with NACS State of the Industry Summit attendees what keeps him up at night, and extols virtues of size and scale.
Posted Apr 7, 2011

PCATS Announces New Chairman and 2011 Board of Advisors, Officers
Avsha Klachuk succeeds Pat Lewis as Board Chairman.
Posted Apr 7, 2011

Convenience Store Sales Show Strong Growth in 2010
Convenience store in-store sales grew 4.4 percent in 2010, reaching a record $190.4 billion.
Posted Apr 6, 2011

NACS Show Retailer Registration and Housing Is Open!
Go online today and register for the industry's top event of the year: the NACS Show.
Posted Apr 4, 2011

NACS Technology Report of 2010 Industry Data Now Available
The report provides an in-depth examination of technology challenges and perceptions, as well as usage and expenditure metrics for a variety of key technology issues.
Posted Apr 4, 2011

One Day Remains to Save on NACStech Registration
Register today and take advantage of reduced registration for NACStech � the industry's top technology solutions event.
Posted Mar 24, 2011

Energy Drinks Rev Up Category Sales
Energy drinks received a significant boost from energy shot sales in the convenience channel.
Posted Mar 18, 2011

NACS Calls Senate Bill to Delay Durbin Amendment a "Slap in the Face"
Yesterday, Senator Jon Tester introduced legislation to delay the enactment for two years.
Posted Mar 16, 2011

NACS Letter: Don't Allow EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
NACS letter to the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce expresses support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act.
Posted Mar 15, 2011

Climbing Pump Prices Has Tourist Businesses Fearful of Decline in Summer Travel
Analysts are predicting gasoline prices will top $4 a gallon soon and stay that way throughout the summer months.
Posted Mar 14, 2011

What Does Today's Economic News Mean to Your Business?
2011 NACS State of the Industry Summit to examine volatile energy markets, access to capital, challenges to swipe fees and more.
Posted Mar 9, 2011

NACStech 'Expo to Go' Video Contest Launched
NACS offers exhibitors an opportunity to connect with attendees before the NACStech.
Posted Mar 2, 2011

New Resources Added to NACS Annual Fuels Report
A backgrounder on retailer concerns related to E15 and video highlights from the 2011 Washington Auto Show added to the comprehensive online resource.
Posted Feb 22, 2011

NACS Leadership Forum Ends with a Session on People
The NACS Leadership Forum ends with a session on people, and an exclusive Q&A with PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi.
Posted Feb 21, 2011

Visions for the Future: Refreshments and Fuels
At the NACS Leadership Forum, Thursday's panelists explored what's coming for convenience retailers in both refreshment and fueling.
Posted Feb 18, 2011

NACS Leadership Forum Kicks Off
The NACS Leadership Forum kicks off in Miami with insights from three prominent retail leaders.
Posted Feb 17, 2011

Give a Little, Get a Lot
Submit your data and become part of the most comprehensive collection of industry data and trends. Also, attend the NACS State of the Industry Summit and gain tremendous insight on the future of the convenience and fuels retailing industry.
Posted Feb 16, 2011

Show Your Customers That You Care
Tell NACS what you're doing to keep your customers' data secure by participating in the "We Care Decal Social Media Contest."
Posted Feb 16, 2011

NACS Annual Fuels Report Is Now Online
Retailers are encouraged to share the online resources designed to address common consumer questions about the U.S. petroleum market in advance of the spring transition to summer-blend fuel.
Posted Feb 2, 2011

Give a Little, Get More Back
Complete the Compensation Survey by the Jan. 31 deadline and earn a free copy of the industry's most comprehensive compensation report.
Posted Jan 21, 2011

NACStech Registration Is Open!
Register today to attend the industry's premiere technology solutions event May 16 to 18 in Las Vegas.
Posted Jan 18, 2011

U.S. Convenience Store Count Tops 146,000
This increase reversed a rare two-year drop in the store count and is the highest number of stores ever recorded.
Posted Jan 18, 2011

Visa's Diana Greenhaw to Kick Off PCATS Annual Conference
Greenhaw is a key player in managing card payments data risk within Visa and creating programs and best practices for risk mitigation.
Posted Jan 6, 2011

Upgrading Your POS is Not Enough!
CIO Data Security Boot Camp provides information on PCI compliance, data security risk reduction and completing SAQs.
Posted Jan 4, 2011

Californians To Vote on Greenhouse Gas Law
NACS encourages California retailers to send a message to the country and support Prop 23, which would postpone aggressive environmental regulations until the state's economy stabilizes.
Posted Oct 21, 2010

Are Your Stores ADA Accessible?
Free NACS webinar will help you earn both the legal aspects and key architectural aspects of the 2010 ADA regulations.
Posted Oct 18, 2010

NACS Show Attracts Nearly 22,000 Attendees
The NACS Show featured a record 75 workshops and three days of general sessions, as well as 370,000 net square feet of expo space with 1,300 exhibitors.
Posted Oct 14, 2010

Decisions From the Top
President George W. Bush candidly shared with NACS Show attendees some of the biggest decisions he had to make as Commander in Chief.
Posted Oct 11, 2010

NACS 2010-11 Chairman Jeff Miller: Celebrate Our Achievements
NACS brings people together to share best ideas � and no other industry shares like the convenience and petroleum retailing industry, Miller said, as he took the gavel as the new NACS Chairman.
Posted Oct 8, 2010

NACS 2010 "Ideas 2 Go" DVD Now Available
NACS Show attendees caught the debut of the idea and thought-provoking video featuring innovative retailers.
Posted Oct 8, 2010

What's New and Cool at the NACS Show?
Second day scans are in! See what attendees rated as their top picks in the Cool New Products Preview Room on Wednesday at the NACS Show.
Posted Oct 8, 2010

NACS Names New Retail Members to Board of Directors
Five new retail members are joining the NACS Board of Directors.
Posted Oct 8, 2010

NACS Recognizes Scholarship Winners
Ten future industry leaders, through the NACS Scholarship Program in Memory of Jim Yates, were recognized for their accomplishment on Thursday at the NACS Show.
Posted Oct 8, 2010

NACS Chairman Jay Ricker: Engagement Is Critical
"I truly believe that we have changed the national conversation about our industry," said Ricker, at the NACS Show Opening General Session.
Posted Oct 7, 2010

NACS Reaches an 'Audacious Goal,' but More Battles Loom
NACS president and CEO Hank Armour encourage attendees to stay engaged in the fight to reform swipe fees.
Posted Oct 7, 2010

What's New and Cool at the NACS Show?
Second day scans are in! See what attendees rated as their top picks in the Cool New Products Preview Room on Wednesday at the NACS Show.
Posted Oct 7, 2010

Tom Joyce Leads New NACS Supplier Board
In addition, Scott Hill, vice president of convenience sales, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, was named chair-elect.
Posted Oct 7, 2010

NACS Show Kicks Into Full Swing
Attendees prepare for a full day of workshops, the opening general session and the first day of the expo.
Posted Oct 6, 2010

What's New and Cool at the NACS Show?
First day scans are in! See what retailers rated as their top picks in the Cool New Products Preview Room.
Posted Oct 6, 2010

NACS Launches New Tamper-Evident Label Program
"We Care�About Your ID" is aimed at combating ID theft involving skimming devices.
Posted Oct 5, 2010

Inside the October Issue
The October NACS Magazine features midterm election coverage, Cool New Products and a look at whether an oil brand drives customers to your stores.
Posted Oct 1, 2010

Don't Get Caught Unprepared for Organized Labor
Join NACS for a free webinar on Thursday to find out how to help your stores stay union-free.
Posted Sep 21, 2010

FEMA's National Preparedness Month Begins Today
Seventh annual event is designed to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Help spread the word.
Posted Sep 1, 2010

Registration Open for NACS Show Training Sessions
The NACS Show will feature training sessions that offer a valuable mix of relevant industry information, with some leading to nationally recognized certification.
Posted Aug 27, 2010

New NACS Mobile App Enhances the NACS Show Experience
Free mobile app gives Show attendees comprehensive event details, including listings of the 1,000-plus exhibitors, along with late-breaking news and updates.
Posted Aug 23, 2010

NACS Magazine Wins More Awards
Your association's publication picked up two awards for design excellence.
Posted Aug 20, 2010

Registration Open for Training Sessions at NACS Show
The NACS Show will feature seven sessions that offer a valuable mix of relevant industry information, with some leading to nationally recognized certification. Register today to reserve your spot.
Posted Aug 17, 2010

Stew Leonard's Offers Employees On-Site Physicals
The grocery chain has taken an active approach to preventative care for its more than 2,500 employees.
Posted Aug 17, 2010

Drive Booth Traffic With NACS Show Video Contest
New this year, NACS is challenging exhibitors to tell attendees in 30 seconds or less why they should visit their booth at the NACS Show.
Posted Aug 16, 2010

NACS Show Video Blogs Debut: Seeing Is Believing
See how retailers are preparing for the NACS Show � and even submit your own videos.
Posted Aug 13, 2010

Make A Super Save �" Register Now for the NACS Show
Get the biggest bang for your buck by registering now for the NACS Show.
Posted Aug 12, 2010

Industry Technology Pioneer John Hervey Dies
Hervey, who passed away August 5, had a long history with the convenience and petroleum retailing industry.
Posted Aug 9, 2010

PCATS Membership Approves Integration With NACS
Final approval makes the May 4 decision to integrate PCATS with NACS offical.
Posted Jul 27, 2010

Dollars and Sense
Find out how your compensation benefits compare with your fellow retailers.
Posted Jul 14, 2010

Build Sales by Making Convenience Shopping Simpler and Easier
A new report explores how "solution-oriented" displays drive in-store traffic.
Posted Jul 14, 2010

Look Who's Coming to the NACS Show
Finding out who is attending is a snap with the new NACS Show eventSocial tool.
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Increase Your NACS Show ROI
Learn how to get the most out of your exhibitor investment at the NACS Show with exclusive NACS exhibitor education programs in July.
Posted Jul 2, 2010

NACS State of the Industry Report of 2009 Data Now Available
Order your copy today of the industry's premier benchmarking tool and most comprehensive collection of firm-level, store-level and category data and trends.
Posted Jun 24, 2010

Leading a Different Workforce
Come learn how to be an effective leader at the NACS Leadership Executive Program at Cornell University.
Posted Jun 23, 2010

Cayuga, Seneca counties to ask U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Cigarette Tax Dispute
The appeal will rest on the lower court's determination that the Cayuga stores lie on reservation land.
Posted Jun 11, 2010

Registration for NACS Leadership Executive Program Now Open
The program provides attendees with the leadership skills necessary to respond successfully to the challenges of a competitive marketplace.
Posted Jun 10, 2010

NACS Announces New FDA Tobacco Compliance Webinar
Join NACS regulatory experts on June 15 at 2 p.m. (ET) to learn more about the new retailer requirements.
Posted Jun 9, 2010

NACS Asks Senate to Support Murkowski's Resolution
NACS adds its name along with two dozen trade associations in a joint letter, as well as sending as separate letter to senators.
Posted Jun 9, 2010

Ford Ad Sends the Wrong Message
Ford Motor Company has yet to acknowledge industry concerns outlined by NACS President and CEO Hank Armour.
Posted Jun 4, 2010

Want $100? Recommend A New Supplier Member!
Earn a "finders fee" for recommending a new supplier company that becomes a NACS member.
Posted Jun 4, 2010

New Swipe Fee Amendment Filed
NACS urges members to call their senators again in support of this new amendment.
Posted May 12, 2010

And the Winner Is...
Top Five Companies Selected for Expo Trends 2010 Session at NACStech
Posted May 10, 2010

Metaphorically Speaking, Movies Can Change Your Business
Kevin Coupe shares at NACStech how using lessons from the big screen can help retailers communicate more effectively to stakeholders and customers.
Posted May 7, 2010

CSNews Presents 2010 Technology Leadership Awards
Gabe Olives of Turkey Hill Minit Markets and Quick Chek Corp. honored during NACStech opening general session in New Orleans.
Posted May 7, 2010

Business Tools To Streamline Your Business
On day two of NACStech, mining customer data and implementing SharePoint software lead to overall operational efficiencies.
Posted May 7, 2010

The State of Standards
PCATS committees share the present and future of standards work - from lottery and loyalty to the POS.
Posted May 7, 2010

Beyond the Point-of-Sale
NACStech workshop provides a look at three retailers using their POS to do more than just ring up sales.
Posted May 7, 2010

NACS to Integrate PCATS as an Independent Standards Organization
Importance of standards and technology advocacy will be leveraged by the new agreement; both organizations will maintain their respective membership communities.
Posted May 6, 2010

Operational Efficiencies in Fuel and Energy
Fuel pricing and energy management dominated the operations workshop track on day one of NACStech.
Posted May 6, 2010

Get In the Mix: Technology and Foodservice
NACStech workshop details how technology can help retailers become more effective, efficient and profitable at operating a strong foodservice program.
Posted May 6, 2010

Viral Marketing Generates Buzz in Convenience Stores
NACStech workshop uses case studies from Speedway and Cumberland Farms to showcase how Web-based marketing boosts sales, their brands and captures loyal customers.
Posted May 6, 2010

Technology Opportunities Take Center Stage at NACStech
From networking to workshops, the expo and exciting speakers, NACStech is the leading technology solutions event for the convenience and petroleum retailing industry.
Posted May 5, 2010

NACS Member Calls on Congress for Swipe Fee Relief
Dave Carpenter tells members of the House Judiciary Committee that interchange "swipe" fees are the only cost of doing business that are non-negotiable.
Posted Apr 29, 2010

Consumers Urge Congress To 'Stop Unfair Credit Card Swipe Fees'
NACS is delivering 2 million customer signatures to the U.S. Senate today, urging action on unfair credit and debit card swipe fees.
Posted Apr 27, 2010

Sharpen Your Leaderships Skills at the NACS Leadership Executive Program
Registration is now available for the NACS Leadership Executive Program at Cornell University.
Posted Apr 27, 2010

NACS Mobile App for NACStech Now Available
The free NACS mobile app for NACStech attendees is available for download.
Posted Apr 22, 2010

Kansas Lawmakers Eye 'Sin' Tax Hikes
The legislators are considering a group of tax increases for alcohol, cigarettes and sugary drinks to plug the budget shortfall.
Posted Apr 19, 2010

From Insight to Opportunity
SymphonyIRI outlines strategies for convenience store retailers at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Posted Apr 16, 2010

Lenders Preach "Back to Basics"
The recession forces financers to practice more conservative lending, though the capital still exists.
Posted Apr 16, 2010

We're Coming Back
It may take a while, but as the economy recovers, make sure you're well-positioned for growth, David Nelson advises NACS State of the Industry Summit attendees.
Posted Apr 15, 2010

Winning in the New Consumer Economy
Nielsen's James Russo shared how consumers are getting back in the game during his NACS State of the Industry Summit presentation in Chicago.
Posted Apr 15, 2010

The Economy: Far From Recovery?
Yesterday at the NACS State of the Industry Summit, Walter Zimmermann and Tom Kloza shared insights on why economic recovery is a work in progress.
Posted Apr 15, 2010

Convenience Store Sales Show Gains Amid a Battered Economy
In-store sales grew nearly 5 percent in 2009 amid an economic climate that saw overall retail sales drop 7 percent.
Posted Apr 14, 2010

Go Mobile With the NACS App
Get ready to download the NACS mobile app just in time for NACStech, the industry's top technology solutions event.
Posted Apr 14, 2010

Last Chance for Discounted NACStech Housing
Savings on room rates at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside end today.
Posted Apr 7, 2010

Stew Leonard Announced as NACS Show Speaker
General Session speaker leads the company listed in The Guinness Book of World Records for having 'the greatest sales per unit area of any single food store in the United States.'
Posted Apr 5, 2010

NACS Show Registration Is Open!
Visit nacsshow.com today and register to attendee the convenience and petroleum retailing industry's most comprehensive and educational event.
Posted Apr 1, 2010

NACS Show Welcomes President George W. Bush
The 43rd President of the United States will be the closing general session speaker at this year's NACS Show in Atlanta; registration opens tomorrow.
Posted Mar 31, 2010

Congress Passes NACS Priority Issue: Regulate Internet Tobacco
Congress passed legislation advocated by NACS to ensure Internet tobacco retailers are held to same standards as convenience retailers.
Posted Mar 18, 2010

Register Today for the NACS Introduction to Category Management Seminar
May 19 to 20 seminar will focus on implementing category management strategies.
Posted Mar 16, 2010

The Early Bird Gets...To NACStech!
Today is the last day to take advantage of early bird discounts on the industry's can't-miss technology-solutions event.
Posted Mar 12, 2010