Retailers, Distributors Commit to PHA

Eight convenience store chains and five distribution companies are bringing healthier choices to consumers across the United States.

May 01, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Since 2014, convenience retailers and distributors have committed to bringing healthier choices to their communities through the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). Today, eight PHA convenience store partners, representing more than 2,000 locations, and five distribution companies that service 75,000-plus locations, are bringing healthier choices to consumers across the United States—and a sizable percentage of those c-stores are in food-scarce communities.

This week from May 2-4, PHA is hosting its annual conference in Washington, D.C., Innovating a Healthier Future Summit, where content and keynote speakers will share solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing the industry today. NACS, which became the first retail association to partner with PHA at last year’s Summit, is once again participating in the event to “find innovative ideas to share with members and to make new connections in the nutrition community,” according to NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard.

Look for new announcements and news in NACS Daily about how the convenience store industry continues to work with PHA to help make heathy choices the convenient choice at stores.In addition to NACS, 13 retailers and distributors have commitments with PHA:Aloha Petroleum, Core-Mark, Cumberland Farms, enmarket, ESSTAR, Harold Levinson Associates, Kwik Trip, McLane Company Inc., Ricker’s, S. Abraham & Sons, Sheetz, Twice Daily and Vintners Inc.

As part of our commitment, NACS is making available resources for convenience retailers that can help them determine how to carry additional healthier choices, including a web-based nutrition resource, as well as providing promotional materials related to PHA’s Drink Up initiative.

For more information on how NACS, convenience retailers and their distributor partners are engaged with PHA and providing healthy choices to their customers and communities, visit