Convenience Retail Takes Global Stage

The NACS Convenience Summit Europe will showcase worldwide retail innovation.  

May 06, 2021

Convenience Summit Europe 2019 Event

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—This year, the NACS Convenience Summit Europe is bringing retail innovation, inspiration and thought leadership together on a virtual stage.

Participants will embark on a virtual discovery of progressive retail operations in Europe. Joined by leading retail executives, thought leaders, marketing innovators, analysts and academics, those attending will find out why global convenience retailers are at the forefront of creating memorable foodservice and destination experiences.

Taking place June 1-3, here are a few highlights of this year’s program:

Future of Vehicles and the Fuels That Will Power Them

Whether it’s liquid fuels or electric, customers rely on their local convenience store to fulfill their shopping occasion, often powered by the fuel their vehicle requires. How customers shop, when and where is a strategy many retailers are planning for as vehicle electrification continues to evolve, as it will impact the in-store offer to accommodate dwell times for more EV charging.

NACS President and CEO Henry Armour will sit down with Martin Roemheld, head of e-mobility services at Volkswagen; and Istvan Kapitany, executive vice president of Shell Retail; for a discussion on the future of fuels and their thoughts on how and when electrification, alternative fuels and alternative transportation will have a greater impact on the market.

2021 NACS European Convenience Retail Awards

The NACS European Convenience Retail Awards recognize outstanding achievements, visionary leadership and innovation in the European retail community. For nearly 15 years, the program has been a high point for retailers to recognize and celebrate industry success and innovation.

The awards provide one of the greatest benchmarks of global convenience retailing excellence. The competition is rigorous, and the benefits of participation are numerous.

This year’s awards are:

  • The Convenience Retail Sustainability Award (sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company)
  • The Convenience Retail Technology Award (sponsored by Gilbarco)
  • The Community Engagement and Support Award (sponsored by PepsiCo, Inc.) *New in 2021
  • The “Best of the Best” Store Award  (sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company) *New in 2021

Award submissions are under way, and entries must be received by May 14. Full award descriptions and entry requirements can be found in the awards brochure (PDF).

Review the full NACS Convenience Summit Europe program and agenda and make plans to join the global convenience retail industry for an exciting virtual experience. Register today!