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July 2011
Cover Story | Is Foodservice for Everyone?
In an industry where margins are tight and business costs are rising, foodservice may seem like a profit panacea €" but the cost of failure can be high.


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Feature | Raw Deal
What's the right formula for success?

Feature | Nutrition Pioneers
Two retailers experiment with healthier offerings and chip away at a long-lasting c-store perception.

Feature | Hold the Gluten
A trend on the rise, gluten-free eating could bring fiercely loyal customers into your stores.

Feature | NACS Show: Sneak Peek
Find new ideas to transform your business when you experience four days of interactions with the best convenience retail operators in the world.

NACS News | Technology Meets Solutions at NACStech
NACStech delivered three energizing days of workshops, general sessions and more!

Ideas 2 Go | Something for Everyone
Chicken salad, bread pudding and a dog wash differentiate one Louisiana retailer.

Ideas 2 Go | Countdown to Calorie Counting
Two proactive retailers tackle menu-labeling head on.

Inside Washington | Swiping a Victory!
NACS members defeat the banks' efforts to undermine reform.

Category Close-Up | Hot Dispensed Beverages
Coffee, a reliable source of pro?t for convenience stores, faces challenges.

Global Trends | Canadian Convenience, Eh?
More than 70 retailers from around the world gathered in Vancouver for a look at Canadian retailing.

Capitol Punishment | Who Regulates Whom?
The lobbying in Congress on debit card swipe fee regulation is over. Main Street merchants and consumers won, and the giant Wall Street banks lost.

Supplier Side | Leveraging Mobile Apps
Trade show mobile apps seem ideal for attendees but inherent benefits for suppliers exist as well.

Special | NACS/Convenience Store News 2011 CIO Roundtable
A futurist presents upcoming technology trends as execs discuss PCI compliance at NACStech.

A NACS from the Past | From Dairy to Retail
Rutter's roots are planted deep in the fertile soil of York County, Pennsylvania.

NACS CAFE | Food for Thought
A regular column brought to you by NACS CAFE.​​