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November 2013
Cover Story | NACS Show Wrap-Up (PDF)
This year, the NACS Show brought together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals who traveled to Atlanta for four days of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun — all designed to help them grow and run successful operations. Simply put, the NACS Show delivers the products, people and programs that mean profits.

    Shelf Stable
    Merchandising solutions in the Cool New Products Preview Room overtake consumable products as the newest trends.
    Seen at the NACS Show…
    A growing trend in health and wellness.
    This year’s NACS Show was all about content: the more than 50 educational sessions over three days of the Show and perhaps more memorably, the leadership insights showcased on the main stage during the general sessions. Retail, hospitality and political leaders converged at the Show and individually shared their perspectives on the industry and the world.
    Across the Horizon
    Convenience stores must be a part of the conversation for economic growth and expanding opportunities, remarked Secretary Clinton.

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Feature |Swipe Fee Reform Works
Study finds that cutting debit fees lowered prices, put $5.8 billion in the hands of consumers and created 37,500 new jobs.

Feature | Private Matters
With limited SKUs and floor space, c-stores must be selective about private-label offerings.

Feature | Super Hiring Practices
For outstanding customer service, hire outgoing employees.

Ideas 2 Go | Up from the Ashes
Destroyed by fire, decades-old Cormie’s Grocery rebuilds and gets a fresh start.

Category Close-Up | “I Need It Now!”
Non-edible grocery provides emergency staples for impulse purchases. 

Category Close-Up | A Bottle of White, a Bottle of Red…
Convenience retailers sing the praises of the surging wine segment.

Global Trends | Global Warming
The 2013 Insight NACS Future of Convenience event provided a hothouse for new ideas and business models in a changing market.

Inside Washington | Congressional Q&A Part Deux
In our second installment, five members of Congress represent diverse but mostly rural districts around the country.

Fuels Institute | Charging Forward or Shorting Out?
Sales of electric vehicles continue to rise, but further advances are necessary to gain market share.

Bits and Bytes | Combat a Growing Threat
Protect your customer data and your reputation by reporting skimming and fraud incidents.

Ideas 2 Go Snapshot | Ideas You Can Use