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November 2011
Cover Story | 50 Years of...Industry Knowledge, Connections and Advocacy
This year, through the speeches of our leadership and special guests, we celebrated our association's golden anniversary by remembering how NACS began — and where the industry is heading.


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NACS Show Features

  • Behind the Curtain
    Memorable presentations rely on a well-thought-out message and practice to deliver stellar results.
  • Trendspotters TweetUp
    @college students roam the #nacsshow, sending tweets, and retweets about trends on the expo.
  • Twist of Fate
    A chance conversation and a NACS Show connection led to business success for one engaged NACS member.
  • Virtual Reality
    For the first time, NACS shares the excitement of the NACS Show in a virtual environment.
  • The Source for Knowledge 
    NACS Show workshops have something for everyone.

Feature | How Many Lawyers Does It Take To... 
Third-party settlement firms are contacting retailers to offer assistance in accessing funds for a class action lawsuit against credit card companies — but do retailers even need the help?

NACS News | A Food-Focused "Ideas 2 Go"
The 2011 "Ideas 2 Go" DVD is now available.

Ideas 2 Go | Local Favorite 
Within one year, Snuffy's General Store transformed a failing business into a thriving community hotspot.

Inside Washington | Government Forces Change in Fuels 
The pressure is on for the future profitability of fuel, while NACS works to preserve the convenience channel's role.

Category Close-Up | Slow and Steady
Velocity is relative in the nonedible grocery category. Know your customer, don't offer too many choices and weed out slow-selling items.

Category Close-Up | Pouring on the Profits 
The future looks rosy for wine sales in convenience stores.

Global Trends | Insights Into Convenience 
Retailers gain ideas on convenience retail formats offers at the Insight NACS Future of Convenience event.

Supplier Side | The Forgotten Two-Thirds 
If you don't have a concrete lead follow-up plan, then you're wasting your NACS Show investment.

A NACS from the Past | Past as Prologue
Celebrating 50 years wasn't complete without the men and women who helped shape the association.​