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Consumer Demand Grows for Plant-based Proteins
Whether it’s eggs, beef or chicken, plant-based versions are available.
Posted Jul 2, 2018

How BMI Affects Consumer Behavior and Attitudes
Study suggests c-stores can be a positive force in changing behavior and helping reverse obesity levels.
Posted Jun 22, 2018

A Modern Store
Choice Market brings its customers traditional and healthy c-store staples.
Posted Jun 12, 2018

Increase Fresh Food Margins
On-demand webinar helps retailers reap benefits of selling fresh items by weight.
Posted Jun 12, 2018

A Modern Convenience Store
KFSN-TV highlighted some of the healthier changes in corner stores.
Posted Jun 4, 2018

World Health Organization Seeks to Eradicate Artificial Trans Fats by 2023
The new initiative is the first time WHO will support countries in eliminating a chronic disease.
Posted May 22, 2018

NACS Joins with Leading Health Organizations and Beverage Group
The combined mission is to reduce sugar and calories consumed from beverages purchased at convenience stores.
Posted May 3, 2018

Maverik Joins Partnership for a Healthier America
Retailer aims to promote healthier food choices with new partnership.
Posted May 3, 2018

Japanese Retailers Shift Focus to Healthy Options
In Japan, convenience stores now stock foods with fewer additives and more veggies.
Posted Apr 23, 2018

A Healthy Store
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast talks about how convenience stores help their customers make healthier choices.
Posted Apr 11, 2018

Kansas City Convenience Stores Partner With Nonprofit for Fresh Produce
Kanbe’s Markets is helping retailers provide fresh fruits and vegetables to customers.
Posted Mar 9, 2018

Three Must-Visit Convenience Retailers in Miami
Frank Beard found nothing but modern gas pumps and healthy c-store food on a recent trip in Florida.
Posted Feb 22, 2018

Can Healthy and Fresh Create a Destination Store?
Frank Beard discusses how that looks at Farm 2 Counter in Springfield, Missouri.
Posted Jan 26, 2018

C-Stores Appeal to Health-Conscious Consumers
With 7-Eleven’s introduction of cold-pressed juice, the c-store trend of healthier options remains strong.
Posted Jan 17, 2018

2018 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Are Open
The program spotlights chefs who excel at promoting fresh fruits and vegetables.
Posted Nov 10, 2017

Philip Morris Will Give $1 Billion to Curb Smoking
The new research foundation will be headed by former WHO official Derek Yach.
Posted Sep 15, 2017

Enmarket, Healthy Savannah Present Grant to Savannah Urban Garden Alliance
The $1,000 grant is part of the convenience store’s yearly Encourage Health Education series.
Posted Aug 25, 2017

Changing Convenience Into Healthy
C-stores continue to add healthier options to meet customer needs.
Posted Aug 2, 2017

Three Ways to Share Your Healthful Products With Customers
Contributor Frank Beard answers the question: How do shoppers know you stock healthy options?
Posted Jun 16, 2017

Consumers Hold Retailers Accountable for Their Health ‘Journey’
A new whitepaper discusses how the health of consumers is driving retail.
Posted Dec 21, 2016

Maine Program Helps C-Stores Get Healthy
The initiative provides assistance to retailers in stocking fresh produce in rural areas.
Posted Dec 14, 2016

No Willpower Blamed for Obesity
Despite evidence pointing to genetic markers, most Americans believe people are overweight because of a lack of self-control.
Posted Nov 2, 2016

McLane Launches Custom Supply Chain Solution for Fresh Produce
The new solution fills market void by giving c-stores a consistent option to provide consumers with safe and quality fresh produce.
Posted May 26, 2016

Grocery Stores Pair Up With Dietitians
Supermarkets are increasingly deploying health experts at the local level to help customers connect with healthy foods.
Posted May 3, 2016

Australia Pushes for Filipino C-Stores to Carry More Fresh Fruit
The Philippine Amalgamated Supermarket Association is eager to assist with the expansion of Australian stone fruits and table grapes.
Posted May 3, 2016

Kwik Trip Becomes First Convenience Store to Join the Drink Up Effort
Led by the Partnership for a Healthier America and more than 50 supporters, the initiative encourages people to drink more water more often.
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Mondelēz International Fights Obesity
The snack food company launches programs promoting healthy eating in the U.S., Mexico and South Africa.
Posted Sep 25, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Instacart Partnership Moves Mountains of Groceries
This month, the two companies celebrated their one-year partnership anniversary.
Posted Sep 11, 2015

Adding Grocery Stores Won’t Fix Food Deserts
Studies show food cost, consumer habits trump easier access to fresh foods.
Posted May 11, 2015

Don’t Be a Noodge
NACS working with convenience community to help customers act in their own best interests when it comes to healthy choices.
Posted Apr 22, 2015

Focus on Fresh Leads to Stronger Industry
The NACS reFresh initiative focuses on revamping the industry’s image through a focus on healthier offerings and educating the public.
Posted Apr 20, 2015

Healthy Opportunities in Convenience
Convenience stores can capitalize on the growing health trend, according to Nielsen.
Posted Apr 17, 2015

Merchandise Displays Inspire Healthy Purchases
One way to help families cook healthier meals is through grab-and-go meal destination displays.
Posted Apr 13, 2015

Celebrity Chef Launches Healthy Fast-Casual Restaurant
The Little Beet focuses on better ingredients and overall better health.
Posted Apr 13, 2015

NOCO Express Opens First Tim Hortons Location
Newly renovated store also provides expanded selection of fresh foods and 24-hour operations.
Posted Apr 8, 2015

Getting Fresh
NACS Magazine shares how selling fruits and veggies can put your business in the fast lane.
Posted Apr 6, 2015

Tesco Helps Kids Cook Healthy
Let’s Get Cooking Clubs expand to more disadvantaged areas, teaching skills for cooking healthier meals.
Posted Apr 2, 2015

Smaller Food Companies Earning Big Praise
Natural and organic food companies are feasting on shifts in consumer tastes for healthier foods.
Posted Mar 30, 2015

N.C. Lawmakers Propose Solutions to Alleviate Food Deserts
Plan would set aside $1 million for produce refrigerators and training for store owners.
Posted Mar 24, 2015

Enmark Stations Embark on Fresh-Food Initiative
Convenience retailer partners with FreshOne to offer customers a new grab-and-go suite of healthy and fresh products.
Posted Mar 23, 2015

New PR Toolkit Assists NACS Members With Local Media Coverage
Public Relations Toolkit is latest deliverable from the NACS reFresh initiative to address ongoing convenience industry perceptions.
Posted Mar 23, 2015

How to Define Your Community Impact
NACS resource offers a starting point for retailers to tell their stories about their business and community commitment.
Posted Mar 16, 2015

Building the Business Case for Selling More Produce
NACS resource identifies best practices to help convenience store operators increase produce sales in their stores.
Posted Mar 9, 2015

Helping Convenience Stores Sell “Better” Food
Corner store initiatives are providing retailers with the tools to offer healthier food alternatives to low-income communities.
Posted Mar 4, 2015

Convenience Retailer Joins Partnership for a Healthier America
Vintners Distributors one of 10 new partners committing to make healthier choices easier for consumers.
Posted Feb 27, 2015

10 Elements of Successful Fresh Foodservice
FreshOne provides suggestions for convenience store operators who want to offer more fresh foods.
Posted Feb 26, 2015

C-Stores Embracing Healthy Snacks and Grocery Items
At annual show for CST Brands retailers, Corner Store emphasizes appeal to Millennials with more fresh, healthy items.
Posted Jan 22, 2015

7-Eleven Launches Private Label Snacks
New low-calorie snack bars appeal to health-conscious customers with natural ingredients.
Posted Jan 15, 2015

We Make a Difference in People’s Lives, Says New NACS Chairman Steve Loehr
Loehr shares lessons learned over the years, from CNG to building community engagement.
Posted Oct 13, 2014

Sheetz Joins With Partnership for a Healthier America
Top mid-Atlantic convenience store commits to delivering more nutritious options to meet the needs of the communities it serves.
Posted Oct 10, 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