The Best 5 Weeks of the Year

Fellow c-store leaders share how to thrive during chaotic times, and new products abound.

November 03, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va.­—This year has been nothing short of a monumental pain, but the new ideas, products and community you’ll find at the Crack the Code Experience will help you end the year on a high note.

For the next five weeks, NACS delivers everything you need to know to thrive during chaotic times—and help you discover how to reinvent yourself and your business. Education sessions, interviews with industry leaders, cocktail receptions, more than 160 new products and robust exhibitor showrooms are just a few of the exciting events in store for Crack the Code registrants. Have you registered yet? If not, check out this video to see what you’re missing in Week One.

Each week, we embrace a focus area to provide more clarity into this brave new world. This week’s Crack the Code theme: Disruption. Through education and spotlight sessions, we’ll explore the business models and new technologies rapidly adopted by retailers to deliver even more convenience.

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And that’s only this week! It’s just a taste of the 50+ education and spotlight sessions available to registrants to watch live or on demand through year’s end. If you did not catch Jack Li of Datassential at his Monday session on “Feeding the New Consumer,” don’t worry! Every education session is played in an encore time slot each Friday, and then shown on-demand to watch any time in the weeks until December 31. So, if you didn't register yet, you can still actively participate in 100% of the education sessions and content.

The interactive Cool New Products Showroom is already packed with more than 160 new products from major brands, as well as new-to-the-channel companies, all ready to be saved to a “favorites” list for follow-up. Attendees can also engage with the dynamic exhibitors via interactive demos in our Exhibitor Showrooms. And we have more new products and exhibitors joining us every day.

This Thursday evening, join us for wine pairings with c-store items led by Barefoot Wines, followed by the world premiere of Willie Laufer’s (formerly with Anheuser-Busch) new song about NACS and its Board of Directors. Each week, we’ve got Ask the Experts sessions and Monday Meet-ups, as well as other opportunities for connecting with other attendees.

Week One of Crack the Code continues this week with even more ideas, more new products and more convenience leaders—hopefully you, too!—joining the ranks. Register today.

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