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November 2012
Cover Story | NACS Show Wrap-Up (PDF)
The three days of the NACS Show are only a taste of everything that NACS offers to the industry. View the articles below for our complete NACS Show coverage... and then some.

  • Taking Center Stage: General session presenters shared hard-earned advice and gave inspiration each day of the NACS Show
  • Knowledge is Power: Record-breaking attendance at educational sessions made countless NACS Show retailers smarter and better.
  • Now What?: The adrenaline rush of a great NACS Show has left you feeling tired and a little blue that it's all over - but is it?
  • Spirited Debate: Political heavy hitters Governor Howard Dean and Senator Rick Santorum closed out the NACS Show.
  • What a Show!: With record-breaking participation from attendees and exhibitors, this year's NACS Show was one for the history books.


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Feature | Time to Get Rid of the (Cash) Cow?
MasterCard imposes a liability shift for ATM owners whose machines are not EMV-compliant. Upgrade costs are steep, but potential fraud liability costs are even higher.

Feature | Design Pays Dividends
Some convenience stores find that aesthetics add up to profits.

Ideas 2 Go | Boomtown or Bust
In oil-rich North Dakota, one convenience retailer was forced to grow rapidly to accommodate 18,000 new customers.

Category Close-Up | A Spot on the Shelf
After soggy sales last year, nonedible grocery shows signs of a possible category rebirth.

Category Close-Up | The Perfect Storm for Wine
Consumer, retail trends churn up an ideal combination of factors leading to a successful and growing category.

Inside Washington | Settlement or Sell-Out?
NACS members reject terms of historic agreement reached between plaintiffs' attorneys and credit card companies.

Global Trends | Food, Fuel and the Future
Pitched as a meeting of minds, the Insight/NACS Future of Convenience event in the United Kingdom was fertile ground for new ideas.

Staying on Topic | Staying on Topic
NACS/PCATS participation in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is helping to improve the World Wide Web and make PCATS standards more effective and easier to understand.

Ideas 2 Go Snapshot | Sharing Is Caring
This year's NACS "Ideas 2 Go" program debuted at the NACS Show to a crowd of thousands.