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NACS reFresh Wins ‘Power of A’ Silver Award
The prestigious ASAE award honors organizations with innovative and effective programs.
Posted Jun 15, 2018

Putting Fresh Front and Center
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast showcases what convenience stores can do to sell more fresh produce.
Posted Jun 13, 2018

Connect with a Cause
NACS and the American Red Cross partnership offers retailers an in-store customer donation kit.
Posted May 31, 2018

Indiana Convenience Store Staffs Trained on Spotting Human Trafficking Victims
NACS partner organization In Our Backyard has trained 500 clerks in the state and 11,000 stores nationwide.
Posted May 29, 2018

Convenience Retail Industry Plays Key Role in Disaster Readiness Test
In early May, Miller Oil Company participated in FEMA’s National Level Exercise 2018 to test disaster preparedness.
Posted May 18, 2018

Aloha Petroleum Earns Design Award
Innovative design project converts old warehouses into new commercial development.
Posted May 15, 2018

How Convenience Retailers Can Combat Human Trafficking
Public restrooms are one of the few places where victims obtain privacy from their handlers.
Posted May 10, 2018

Retailers, Distributors Commit to PHA
Eight convenience store chains and five distribution companies are bringing healthier choices to consumers across the United States.
Posted May 1, 2018

Convenience Retailers Impact Healthy Choices Movement
Since 2014, NACS members have engaged with the Partnership for a Healthier America to drive change and innovation with healthy options.
Posted Apr 27, 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

30 Days of C-Store Food
Frank Beard’s journey continues after that fateful month of solely eating healthy foods found at the local convenience store.
Posted Feb 6, 2018

C-Stores Say ‘Cheers’ to Drink Up
Find out how you can promote hydration and encourage customers to drink more water in this week’s Convenience Matters podcast.
Posted Jan 30, 2018

Pilot Flying J Supports American Heart Association’s Mission
Throughout February, Pilot Flying J will support the AHA’s ‘Life Is Why We Give’ Campaign.
Posted Jan 30, 2018

C-Stores Share Home Meal Kit Experiences
NACS meal kit pilots address subscription requirements, cost and packaging waste.
Posted Jan 24, 2018

Home Service Oil Chooses GreenPrint to Reduce Emissions Throughout Business
The two companies will partner to offset emissions on fuel and products.
Posted Jan 19, 2018

C-Stores Test Better-for-You Snack Sales
Pilot tests help identify low-cost strategies that can help convenience retailers increase sales of healthy snacking options.
Posted Jan 18, 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

California C-Stores Fight Human Trafficking
NACS and convenience stores nationwide are doing their part to help support efforts that will bring an end to this heinous crime.
Posted Jan 11, 2018

Blue Campaign Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking
NACS is a campaign partner, providing retailers with information, resources and materials to help victims of human trafficking.
Posted Jan 9, 2018

Minit Stop Kicks Off 2017 Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive
Customers can bring unwrapped toys to their local Minit Stop store in support of the annual toy drive.
Posted Dec 1, 2017

Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Bring Shoppers Inside
A United Fresh Produce Association report found that having a fresh perimeter is key to drawing shoppers into stores.
Posted Nov 30, 2017

NACS Foundation Shows Giving Tuesday is About Community
Today’s events are part of a larger effort to highlight the industry’s billion-dollar-a-year charitable giving story.
Posted Nov 28, 2017

Stinker Stores Helps End Hunger
Convenience store chain raises more than $80,000 through its Stomp Out Hunger campaign.
Posted Nov 27, 2017

More C-stores Join Hawaii’s ‘Choose Healthy Now’ Campaign
7-Eleven is the latest chain to provide healthy alternatives for snacks and beverages.
Posted Nov 20, 2017

OnCue Raises $334,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Convenience retailer reaches its 25th year of hosting its fall fundraiser.
Posted Nov 14, 2017

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

Millions Will Recycle on November 15
America Recycles Day is a great opportunity for convenience retailers to support their communities.
Posted Nov 9, 2017

C-Store Food Is Changing for the Better
At this year's NACS Show, NACS and the Partnership for a Healthier America announced new initiatives to bring more healthy choices to convenience stores.
Posted Oct 24, 2017

Cumberland Farms Raises More Than $56,000 for Hurricane Relief
The convenience retail chain donated 10 cents from every fountain or frozen beverage sale to the American Red Cross.
Posted Oct 24, 2017

Tyson Foods, NACS Donate Truckload of Protein
Nearly 37,000 pounds of donated protein will fight hunger in Chicago.
Posted Oct 16, 2017

Sheetz Donates $150,000 to Support Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts
Convenience retailer matches customer donations to help provide food and shelter.
Posted Oct 16, 2017

7-Eleven Canada Helps Customers Make Healthy Choices
Retailer will offer consumers more nutrition information through British Columbia’s Informed Dining program.
Posted Oct 12, 2017

NACS Collaborates on Healthy Options Resources
Growing consumer demand for healthier eating leads to innovative efforts that help address obesity and other nutrition-related diseases.
Posted Sep 25, 2017

The Wills Group Raises $500,000 for Local Community
All money raised during the retailer’s first-ever golf outing supports programs focused on ending childhood hunger and ensuring safe and healthy homes.
Posted Sep 21, 2017

Small Details Matter in Foodservice
Frank Beard suggests four issues that retailers with foodservice operations should pay attention to.
Posted Sep 11, 2017

Charitable Giving Community Mourns Jerry Lewis
In the early 1980s, NACS was a national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Posted Aug 22, 2017

Rutter’s Donates $60,000 to Pre-K EITC Organizations
Money raised will benefit scholarship funding for children in Pennsylvania’s Blair County.
Posted Aug 18, 2017

Kwik Trip Lends Support to PHA
C-store chain raised $75,000 in support of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s work to make healthier choices more accessible and end childhood obesity.
Posted Aug 17, 2017

Fast-Food Report Card on Healthy Choices
Some chains are doing better than others after pledging to improve food options for children.
Posted Aug 14, 2017

More Rural C-Stores Get Fresh
In North Carolina, a grant program brings fresh produce to small retailers.
Posted Jul 28, 2017

Rutter’s Donates $63,000 to Local Community
Seven local charities received contributions at the opening of the retailer’s newest store.
Posted Jul 24, 2017

QuickChek Aids Thousands of Families
Support will help school-aged children who don’t have access to food programs during the summer months.
Posted Jul 19, 2017

NACS Partners with DHS Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking
New partnership will enable NACS to provide training and awareness materials free of charge to NACS members.
Posted Jul 17, 2017

Boyett Petroleum Raises $275,000 for Local Children
Funds raised during annual golf tournament will benefit local children’s programs.
Posted Jul 17, 2017

3 Simple Ways to Get Creative with Fruits and Veggies
Frank Beard shares several great ideas from convenience stores across the United States.
Posted Jul 12, 2017

Sheetz For The Kidz Kicks Off July Campaign
Program provides children in need with new toys, clothes and other basic needs.
Posted Jul 12, 2017

Cumberland Farms Celebrates Believe & Achieve College Scholarship Winners
Convenience retailer awards 130 high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship.
Posted Jun 30, 2017

Aloha Island Mart Supports Partnership for a Healthier America
Hawaii convenience retailer and its customers have raised $5,000 to support PHA.
Posted Jun 29, 2017

NACS Announces Partnership with the American Red Cross
Groups are developing resources for donation collection by c-store companies nationwide, and encourage assistance programs for Red Cross volunteers.
Posted Jun 26, 2017

Speedway Makes Miracles Happen
Employee satisfaction and giving back to the community helps make up the fabric of Speedway.
Posted Jun 20, 2017

‘I’m So Hungry I Could Eat a …’
He’s no Clark Griswold! Frank Beard shares how he stays healthy by eating at convenience stores.
Posted Jun 6, 2017

Dr Pepper Snapple and KaBOOM! Encourage Play Opportunities for Kids
Partners are offering $200,000 to innovators to help make active play the easy choice for kids in the Los Angeles community.
Posted Jun 5, 2017

Operation Chill Returns to 7-Eleven Stores
Local police departments will receive millions of free Slurpee coupons to reward kids for good behavior.
Posted Jun 1, 2017

Hostess Gives Back with the American Red Cross
New summertime snacks reintroduced in conjunction with Red Cross partnership.
Posted Jun 1, 2017

A Conversation with Casey’s General Stores
Julie Jackowski of Casey’s General Stores talks about food, community and the retailer’s employees in the latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast.
Posted May 30, 2017

Partnering for Healthier Convenience
NACS Convenience Matters podcast details the NACS plan to revolutionize the convenience industry to help curb the American obesity epidemic.
Posted May 23, 2017

Mansfield Surpasses $6 Million for MDA
Annual golf classic is the largest golf event in the U.S. that supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Posted May 22, 2017

Focusing on Healthy Choices
Speakers from the PHA Summit share their insights on our podcast.
Posted May 19, 2017

PepsiCo Invests in Healthier Foods and Beverages
Company is advancing its goals to transform its product portfolio and offer healthier options through an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America.
Posted May 15, 2017

NACS, Cumberland Farms Make PHA Commitments
NACS is the first retail association to make a commitment with Partnership for a Healthier America, and Cumberland Farms becomes PHA’s largest c-store partner to date.
Posted May 12, 2017

Global Confectioners Pledge Transparency, Portion Guidance
By 2022, consumers will see more options in smaller packages with clear calorie labels from Mars Chocolate, Wrigley, Nestlé, Ferrero, Lindt, Ghirardelli, Russell Stover and Ferrara.
Posted May 12, 2017

Dannon Company Surpasses Goals to Reduce Sugar and Fat
The company has successfully reduced sugar in all children’s products and exceeded nutrient density, sugar, and fat level goals for Dannon’s entire portfolio.
Posted May 12, 2017

Rutter’s Raises $175,000 for Local Charities
Funds were raised this week during the company’s annual golf outing.
Posted May 4, 2017

Fill Up, Fuel Up and Empty the Trash
Convenience retailers spend about $600 per store per month for recycling and trash collection programs, or about $1.2 billion industry-wide on an annual basis.
Posted Apr 20, 2017

Walmart Calls on Consumers to Help Fight Hunger
Purchase of products and donations at the register will help Feeding America secure 100 million meals.
Posted Apr 18, 2017

Stripes, APlus Team Up to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Convenience store chains have raised more than $11 million since 2000 for sick and injured kids.
Posted Apr 11, 2017

QuikTrip Lands on ‘Companies That Care’ List
People magazine names top U.S. companies that demonstrate respect and compassion for their workforce.
Posted Apr 4, 2017

Highlight the C in ‘C-Store’—for Community
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast discusses NACS’s new toolkit, focused on helping retailers strengthen community relationships.
Posted Mar 28, 2017

NACS Publishes Community Toolkit
Online, interactive resources showcase examples of how convenience retailers are making a difference in their communities by giving back.
Posted Mar 27, 2017

Healthy Advice From a Dietician
NACS podcast looks at how retailers and consumers can determine the best path forward when considering healthy options.
Posted Mar 14, 2017

VERC Enterprises Partners with Hopeful Journeys Educational Center
Two students will be invited to intern at a VERC convenience store.
Posted Mar 13, 2017

100 Years
A century after the checkout stand was invented, Amazon Go could be poised to disrupt the convenience industry.
Posted Mar 10, 2017

Alta Convenience Raises $53,057 for Make-A-Wish
Funds were raised through the Buy-A-Star, Make-A-Wish in-store campaign.
Posted Mar 7, 2017

Local Police, Mac’s Partner for Positive Ticketing Program
Operation Heat and Operation Freeze reward kids for their positive behavior.
Posted Feb 27, 2017

Enmarket Raises $15,000 for Partnership for a Healthier America
Funds will help bring an end to childhood obesity.
Posted Feb 23, 2017

Speedway Raises $10.9 Million for Kids
Remarkable amount will help treat kids at local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
Posted Feb 20, 2017

QMart Donates $20K to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Funds will help families cope with drug abuse through counseling support and other resources.
Posted Feb 14, 2017

Parker’s Awards Academic Scholarship to Future Naval Academy Student
Each month during the 2017 school year, Parker’s and WSAV-TV are awarding a scholarship to a local high school junior or senior.
Posted Feb 2, 2017

Ricker’s Raises $75K for Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign
Jay “Pops the Clown” Ricker presented the donation last week to the Salvation Army.
Posted Jan 24, 2017

Ottawa Corner Store Initiative Brings More Fresh Foods
Pilot program is bringing healthier options to local corner stores.
Posted Jan 17, 2017

Enmarket Fundraiser Aims to Help End Childhood Obesity
Customers can add $1 to purchases in support of a healthier future for children.
Posted Jan 12, 2017

‘Healthier’ Pizzas Making Inroads at QSRs
Pizza restaurants are using cleaner ingredients to make better-for-you pies.
Posted Dec 21, 2016

Minnoco Contributes $15,000 to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
The 22 stations made a donation for every gallon of E15/Unleaded Plus sold during the “Pink Out” promotion.
Posted Dec 21, 2016

NACS Spreads Holiday Cheer for Charity
Staff purchased 120 toys for local families in need and donated more than 300 pounds of dry beans to the DC Central Kitchen.
Posted Dec 20, 2016

Rutter’s Donates to Local Food Organizations
Donations will help feed more than 150 families at Christmas.
Posted Dec 19, 2016

Doing Good for the Neighborhood
The latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast focuses on how one convenience retailer exceeds customer expectations and gives back to the community.
Posted Dec 12, 2016

An Easy Sell
Food Land Mini Mart has been offering customers fresh produce since 2003.
Posted Dec 7, 2016

Are Your Stores ‘Fit for Fresh’?
The latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast talks about how convenience retailers can determine what’s best for them in selling more fresh foods.
Posted Nov 28, 2016

Retailers Team Up to Distribute Turkeys
AFPD's annual turkey drives distribute thousands of turkeys in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.
Posted Nov 28, 2016

Verc Enterprises Named to Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work
This is the fourth time VERC has been named to the prestigious list honoring best employers in Massachusetts.
Posted Nov 21, 2016

OnCue Raises $302,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
‘Spooktacular’ fall fundraiser engaged the community to make a difference in the hospital’s lifesaving mission for children.
Posted Nov 21, 2016

Understanding Consumers’ Minds
Find out what’s going on in the human mind in this week’s NACS Convenience Matters podcast.
Posted Nov 15, 2016

Corner Store Raises $1.46 Million for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Texas-based c-store chain concluded its third annual 10-city 5K race series on November 12.
Posted Nov 15, 2016

Convenience Retail Community Honors Veterans
From free coffee to car washes, the industry is honoring veterans and current military.
Posted Nov 11, 2016

Recycle Goodwill
Participate in America Recycles Day on November 15 to learn what and where to recycle.
Posted Nov 11, 2016

Sheetz Honors Veterans, Active Military
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free meal on Veterans Day.
Posted Nov 10, 2016

Rutter’s Donates to Local Food Pantry
The $3,000 donation will help feed 100 local families during the holiday season.
Posted Nov 8, 2016

VERC Honors Veterans With Free Car Wash
Military veterans will receive a free car wash and wax on November 11.
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Subway Donates 11 Million Meals to Feeding America
Chain makes the largest single-day donation to Feeding America and its network of food banks.
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Delta Sonic Donates Car Seats to Local Sheriff
Free event aims to protect children by ensuring car seats are properly installed.
Posted Oct 28, 2016

NACS Members Become PHA Partners
Three new industry players have joined others and are increasing their healthy option efforts.
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Consumers Recognize Community Benefits of Convenience Stores
Younger consumers overwhelmingly have a favorable attitude toward c-stores.
Posted Oct 18, 2016

Overcoming NIMBY (Not in My Backyard)
Explaining your role in the community is a key to gaining support.
Posted Oct 18, 2016

The Operations Side of Fresh
Convenience store retailers need to find the model that works best for them.
Posted Oct 18, 2016

NACS and Tyson Foods Donate Truckload of Protein to Atlanta Food Bank
The donated food will be distributed to 600 agency partners, including groups providing daily meals.
Posted Oct 17, 2016

Kellogg to Create 3 Billion Better Days
The company plans to donate 2.5 billion servings of food by 2025 to help fight hunger.
Posted Oct 14, 2016

QuickChek Converts Headquarters into Mini Golf Course
Fundraising event will benefit the QuickChek Family Fund and team members in need.
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Parker’s Offers Special Edition Coffee Travel Cup
Fifty cents from every cup sold will benefit Susan G. Komen and breast cancer research.
Posted Oct 6, 2016

Kum & Go to Support United Way of Central Iowa
Approximately 50 stores will participate in the month-long fund-raising campaign.
Posted Oct 6, 2016

McLane Furthers Focus on Diversity with Expansion of SPARK Initiative
Initiative focuses on identifying workplace diversity opportunities through a variety of programs.
Posted Oct 4, 2016

Parker’s Donates $50,000 to Support Emergency and Trauma Center
The donation is part of a larger $1 million endowment to support the Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center.
Posted Oct 3, 2016

Ugly Produce Moves to Center Stage
More grocery stores are accepting misshapen fruits and vegetables.
Posted Sep 28, 2016

Pulling Together
NACS Convenience Matters podcast talks about how the convenience store industry is collaborating with diverse groups to affect change.
Posted Sep 20, 2016

Local Heroes
As convenience retailers continue to grow their produce offers, the lack of clarity can present both challenges and opportunities.
Posted Sep 15, 2016

If You’re Happy and You Know It
Study cites the happiest states in the United States, and those that could use a hug.
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Convenience Stores Give to a Good Cause
Since their early involvement with the MDA Labor Day Telethon decades ago, convenience stores today contribute or collect nearly $100 million a year for local charities.
Posted Sep 6, 2016

Committing to Healthier Diets
NACS Convenience Matters podcast focuses on how commitments toward healthy options are reshaping the food landscape.
Posted Sep 6, 2016

McLane Company Rebrands Private-Label Offer
Two of five new product lines meet the Partnership for a Healthier America healthy criteria and its signature Drink Up initiative.
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Fresh Fruit Migrates to Fast Food Restaurants
More quick service establishments are adding produce to their menus, but results are varied.
Posted Aug 16, 2016

Parker’s Co-Hosts Pokemon Go Clean-Up Event
Gamers can play Pokemon and help keep the city of Savannah clean at an August 20 event.
Posted Aug 15, 2016

Refreshing News
Overall, 85% of NACS retail members say they sell fresh fruit or vegetables, an eight-point increase over 2015.
Posted Aug 8, 2016

Speedway Miracle Tournament Raises $2.35 Million for CMN Hospitals
The tournament is the largest golf fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Posted Aug 4, 2016

Casey’s General Store Helps Send Kids to MDA Summer Camp
Casey’s and MDA celebrate 10 years of partnership by raising funds through annual pinup program.
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Tesco Offers Free Fruit for Kids
U.K.-based retailer is offering kids free fruit while their parents shop to encourage healthy eating.
Posted Aug 1, 2016

Programs Help Retool Healthy Options in Corner Stores
Specialized programs can also help stimulate local economies and boost in-store profits.
Posted Aug 1, 2016

Kwik Trip Helps Combat Childhood Obesity
Convenience retailer raised $65,000 to help invest in healthier futures for children.
Posted Jul 27, 2016

CITGO and Boston Red Sox Get in the Spirit
CITGO and its New England partners are teaming up with the Boston Red Sox Foundation for the Spirit Pump campaign.
Posted Jul 26, 2016

VERC Enterprises Sends Fruit Baskets to Police Departments
New England convenience store chain’s special delivery to local police departments is a gesture made both in admiration and support.
Posted Jul 21, 2016

Showcasing How C-Stores Contribute to Their Communities
An updated NACS toolkit helps retailers engage with community groups in a positive way.
Posted Jul 20, 2016

Free Fruit for Kids!
Family Express is giving kids one piece of fruit for free as part of the convenience store chain’s summertime healthy foods initiative.
Posted Jul 11, 2016

The Wawa Foundation Announces First Hero Award Recipient
SPIN Special People in Northeast is recognized during the Wawa Welcome America festivities.
Posted Jul 6, 2016

NACS reFresh Launches Distribution Primer for Fresh Produce
New deliverable from NACS and United Fresh identifies best practices to grow fresh produce sales in convenience stores.
Posted Jun 22, 2016

Fresh Opportunities for Convenience Stores
The latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast shares insights for increasing fresh produce sales.
Posted Jun 21, 2016

Local Initiative Promotes Healthy C-Store Meals
The 4-Way Quik Stop and county health department are teaming up to bring healthy meal solutions to a rural community.
Posted Jun 20, 2016

Kraft Heinz Emphasizes Natural, Organic Ingredients
The food manufacturer has made small changes to some of its core products.
Posted Jun 8, 2016

NACS Toolkit Helps C-Stores Grow Better-for-You Sales
The new online resource shares eight easy-to-implement and low-cost ways to increase healthy offerings at convenience stores.
Posted May 26, 2016

Enmarket, McLane Join Partnership for a Healthier America
The convenience store chain and distributor are committing to providing healthier options to consumers.
Posted May 20, 2016

Government Seeks to Modernize ‘Healthy’
The Food and Drug Administration is reevaluating its 1990s definition of ‘healthy’ food.
Posted May 12, 2016

Rutter’s Brings In Funds for Local Charities
The company’s 14th annual golf outing raised more than $165,000 for local charities.
Posted May 12, 2016

Enmarket Hosts ‘Encourage Health’ Series
The second of four events this year will focus on health and wellness through a nutritional category called phytochemicals.
Posted Apr 26, 2016

Convenience Retailers Ripe for Fresh Push
Industry experts predict more convenience stores will stock fresh produce in the near future.
Posted Apr 22, 2016

Cereal Killers
Washing—or just rinsing—a bowl and a spoon is considered too much work by nearly half of all millennials.
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Beverage Companies Focus Efforts on Alabama, Mississippi Delta
Alliance for a Healthier Generation and U.S. beverage companies announce initiative to help reduce calorie consumption.
Posted Apr 5, 2016

Kwik Trip Talks Healthy Options
Wisconsin-based convenience store chain is leading efforts to bring customers more healthy choices.
Posted Apr 4, 2016

Corner Store Fundraiser Gives Back
Now in its 22nd year, the annual fundraising campaign has raised more than $32 million since 1995.
Posted Apr 4, 2016

Wawa to Add Thousands of New Jobs in Three Months
As part of a hiring campaign, every Wawa store will have job opportunities and select Wawa stores will host open houses.
Posted Mar 29, 2016

Retailer Opportunities to Grow Better-for-You Sales
NACS Convenience Matters podcast examines how retailers can grow their sales and pinpoint specific opportunities.
Posted Mar 21, 2016

Kwik Trip Recognized for Providing Healthier Options
By June 2017, Kwik Trip will offer an expanded stock of healthier options and increase better-for-you choices in the checkout area.
Posted Feb 22, 2016

Langley C-Stores Offer Healthier Products
The small Alabama chain teamed up with the Marengo County Cooperative Extension Service to provide fresh fruit to customers.
Posted Feb 10, 2016

Americans Eschewing Sugar
More people are trying to curb their sugar intake.
Posted Feb 3, 2016

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo Provide Water for Students
Donations will provide up to 6.5 million bottles of water for Flint, Michigan, public schools.
Posted Jan 28, 2016

Convenience Stores Aren’t Health Food Stores
But what c-stores sell, and how they sell it, continues to evolve as people expect to get fresh, healthy items on the go.
Posted Jan 28, 2016

Alta Convenience Raises More Than $60,000 for Make-A-Wish
The convenience retailer’s charity campaign will help fund eight wishes for children with severe medical conditions.
Posted Jan 26, 2016

New Report Examines Food Distribution for Small Stores
The Food Trust, working with NACS and others, looks at strategies to close the distribution gap in underserved communities.
Posted Jan 22, 2016

Cenex Celebrates Five Years of Good Deeds
The company’s Tanks of Thanks program honors people who give back to their communities.
Posted Jan 21, 2016

TravelCenters Helps Professional Drivers Get and Stay Fit
Locations are offering healthier food and expanded fitness options through its StayFit program.
Posted Jan 5, 2016

PepsiCo Announces Better-for-You Vending Program
Company will place thousands of new Hello Goodness vending units throughout the United States featuring healthier options.
Posted Dec 15, 2015

New NACS reFresh Resources Available
A series of infographics and 2015 NACS Show presentations educate the public and media about the positive contributions of the convenience industry.
Posted Dec 14, 2015

The Cost of Poor Health
States with conservative leaders look at ways to combat obesity while balancing tax concerns.
Posted Nov 3, 2015

How Tweet It Is
The NACS reFresh initiative harnesses social media to spread the word about enhancing the industry’s image.
Posted Nov 2, 2015

U.S. Senator Praises Healthy Options in C-Stores
“With half of Americans frequenting a convenience store every day, this industry has a unique opportunity to reach a wide range of consumers,” opines former U.S. Senator Bill Frist.
Posted Oct 19, 2015

U-Gas and Tri Star Services Join Partnership for a Healthier America
Over the next several years, U-Gas and Twice Daily convenience stores are committing to maintain and build upon healthy food choices for customers.
Posted Oct 13, 2015

Convenience Stores Poised to Grow Better-for-You Sales
New Hudson Institute report suggests health and wellness trends and strategies for convenience stores.
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Square One Markets Launches Dinner Kits
Time-starved customers in need of a quick, healthy meal can look no further than their local Square One Markets convenience store.
Posted Sep 30, 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

Atlanta Retailers Foundation Makes Healthy Donation
Funds help with installation of outdoor fitness station in Atlanta.
Posted Sep 21, 2015

QuikTrip Is a Sanctuary for Those in Need
Through Safe Place program, Atlanta area QuikTrip locations have helped more than 500 teens in need this year.
Posted Aug 28, 2015

Getting Fresh(er)
Change is underway as the convenience industry embraces the financial and social potential of fresh produce sales.
Posted Aug 27, 2015

Trading Beer for Bananas
Healthy Retail SF teaches c-stores in San Francisco’s food deserts how to shift to healthier options.
Posted Aug 5, 2015

Hawaii First Lady Recognizes Aloha Petroleum for Promoting Healthy Options
Choose Healthy Now initiative demonstrates that convenience stores are a destination for healthy foods and beverages.
Posted Aug 4, 2015

Is Your Store Fit to Be Fresh?
New NACS resource provides tips for retailers to build and expand fresh produce offerings.
Posted Aug 3, 2015

Fill ‘Er Up
Fuel and foodservice present an opportunity for great meals and community connections.
Posted Jul 30, 2015

Americans Are Eating Less, for the First Time in Decades
Study shows that calorie consumption has declined in recent years, due in part to changing attitudes toward health.
Posted Jul 28, 2015

Love’s Travel Stops Sees Success With Fresh
Retailer is just one of many convenience stores meeting the increased consumer demand for fresh foods.
Posted Jul 22, 2015

Canadian Corner Stores Getting Fresh
Corner stores in Toronto are putting a renewed emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables in their displays.
Posted Jul 15, 2015

Helping Health, One Food Desert at a Time
Convenience retailers share community success stories.
Posted Jul 1, 2015

Convenience Stores Grow Sales in 2015
C-stores also adding more fresh foods, according to NACS retailer survey.
Posted Jun 30, 2015

Six Degrees of Cooperation
Making connections is the first step toward taking action to promote industry’s nutrition awareness.
Posted Jun 26, 2015

Jumping on the Juice Bandwagon
Miami fuel retailer adds organic cold-pressed juice to his inventory.
Posted Jun 8, 2015

C-Stores Are Top for Charity Fundraising
More than $388 million raised for charitable cause through checkout charity campaigns at retailers and restaurants.
Posted Jun 5, 2015

QuickChek to Raise Money for Military Families
Hope For The Warriors in-store promotion begins June 6.
Posted Jun 4, 2015

Enmark Stations Get a Fresh Face as enmarket
New look and name conveys company’s commitment to fresh, healthy foods.
Posted Jun 2, 2015

Zoned In
Zoning toolkit can help retailers address ‘NIMBY’ concerns in the community.
Posted May 28, 2015

Corner Store Initiative Encourages Healthy Choices
County program in North Carolina partners with local farmers and corner stores to bring fresh foods to communities.
Posted May 26, 2015

NACS Participates in Policy Summit on Dietary Guidelines
Association joins former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and head of Let’s Move! in panel to address ways to support consumer adoption of healthy eating habits.
Posted May 22, 2015

Philly Grocer Thrives in Food Desert
Brown’s Super Stores did its research to respond to consumer needs in low-income neighborhood.
Posted May 18, 2015

Black Beans Are the New Black
Rutter’s adds black bean burger, other lower fat options, to menu.
Posted May 15, 2015

Milwaukee Retailer Focuses on Fresh
Sendik’s Food Market plans to grow its Fresh2GO convenience store concept.
Posted May 13, 2015