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Since 1994, Ideas 2 Go has featured hundreds of interviews with retailers from 38 states and five countries, showcasing the industry’s best practices to not only retailers but to the community at large. Each year, a new Ideas 2 Go program makes its debut at the NACS Show. Search our collection of industry ideas by topic area, read related Ideas 2 Go articles from NACS Magazine and submit your own ideas for future consideration.

Now Playing: Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
 

Joe’s personifies the notion that great food can be eaten at a gas station. Not only is it considered the best BBQ in Kansas City, which is a feat in itself, it is considered among the best places to eat anywhere, earning lines out the door and raves from Anthony Bourdain, among others. (2015)

 

 Operations

 

Convenience stores excel in delivering speed of service. Many stores have unique locations or designs that allow them to quickly serve customers on-the-go.

 

 Merchandising

 

Whether creating new profit centers or effectively displaying traditional items, convenience stores are upping the ante in how they merchandise products.

 

 Fuels

 

Convenience stores dominate the retailing fueling business with innovative approaches in promotions, facilities services or even by offering new types of fuels.

 

 Marketing

 

Whatever their product mixes, convenience stores have unique ways of telling customers about their offers.

 

 Foodservice

 

Great, even gourmet, food has become common in convenience stores and there are plenty of innovations about how to offer high-quality foodservice.

 

 Community

 

Convenience stores are very much a part of the communities that they serve, whether through outreach, charity campaigns or sponsoring community events.

 

 Human Resources

 

The best companies don’t just hire people, they hire the right people – and provide them with the right development opportunities.

 

 Technology

 

More and more, cutting-edge advances are helping convenience stores to quickly satisfy on-the-go customers’ needs.

 

 Ideas 2 Go 2016

 

Seen by attendees at the 2016 NACS Show, 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.

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 Ideas 2 Grow

 

Short segments focusing on a specific idea from 2004 and 2014. View more.

 
 

 Ideas 2 Go: NACS Magazine

 
 

 Submit Your Video

 

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Contact Jeff Lenard, Vice President, Strategic Industry Initiatives, at (703) 518-4272 for details.