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April 2010
Cover Story |Opportunity In Disguise
For many retailers and tobacco manufacturers, FDA regulation heralds the beginning of the end for tobacco retailing. But is regulation really as bad as we all first thought?


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Feature | Under the Floorboards
A $650-million program — stashed away in the stimulus bill — funds lifestyle-change programs to discourage tobacco use and steer people away from sugary drinks and junk food.

Feature | Foodservice Tie-Ins
Distancing themselves from dollar menu pricing, savvy convenience retailers rely on innovative seasonal marketing and local sporting events to build foodservice loyalty.

Feature | Leading the Way
Early in 2010, the NACS Leadership Forum brought together industry leaders to network and focus on two categories moving in divergent directions: tobacco and foodservice.

Feature | Opportunity Brews In Pennsylvania
The Keystone State debates overturning ancient beer sales rules in convenience stores.

Ideas 2 Go | Bread Pudding and Super Unleaded
One convenience store/restaurant is making waves in Watauga, Texas.

Ideas 2 Go | It's a Plan
By defining a solid planogram and faithfully maintaining it, retailers can achieve great things.

Inside Washington | The Unions Are Coming! The Unions Are Coming!
Legislation could make it easier for unions to reach your employees.

Capitol Punishment | End Zone
Ten minutes ago, the House of Representatives voted 387 to 25 to send the PACT Act to President Obama's desk.

Global Trends | A Look Down Under
Australian convenience stores emerge from 2009 with renewed optimism.

Category Close-Up | Cold Dispensed Beverages
Cold dispensed beverages sales continue to bubble up.

Category Close-Up | Energy Products
The rapid growth of energy drinks has slowed, but energy products are anything but out.

PCI | The Cost of Data Security
The average cost of compliance is close to $20,000 per site €" split between POS upgrades, security equipment investment, compliance tools and consulting costs.

Supplier Side | We Are the #1 Buying Show — Again!
The NACS Show was again named the top trade show in the United States for "buying power."

A NACS from the Past | Modest Beginnings
In the early 1950s, Hilmer Westphal Leemon started the Leemon Oil Company as a home heating oil delivery service with Pure Oil Company.

NACS CAFE | Food for Thought