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NACS State of the Industry Summit: What’s Next.
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These topics include hot button issues NACS is watching closely, as well as topics that are important to convenience retailers and their businesses.
6 sessions (3.5 hours of content)
We showcase leaders with intention and enthusiasm who are looking to try new things, find new opportunities and know how to stay the course. Be inspired by the imagination of these leaders who embrace “what if” when it comes to planning for the future. Draw strength from their optimism and clarity of purpose.
All sessions are available for viewing until June 30th, 2021.
Visioning the Future with Brian Hannasch, President & CEO, Alimentation Couche-Tard
From current concepts that address emerging trends across the 15 countries that it operates stores to exploring new initiatives that could reshape their business and convenience as a whole, this Q&A with NACS President & CEO Henry Armour explores how Hannasch is exploring change and planning for a sustainable future amid global economic uncertainty.
Experimentation on the Edges with Chris Gheysens, President & CEO of Wawa
A look at how Wawa tests new concepts that can redefine its offer over the next decade. This Q&A with NACS President & CEO Henry Armour explores how the company experiments within its portfolio to define which innovations can best be implemented in redefining their future—and what are some big-picture areas that may reshape our industry.
The Future of Work with Travis Sheetz, President & CEO of Sheetz
This Q&A with NACS President & CEO Henry Armour explores how Sheetz is redefining its workforce by making solid operational choices that increase employee productivity -- and planning for the next-generation workforce.
The Future of Work with Chet Cadieux, Chairman & CEO of QuikTrip
This Q&A with NACS President & CEO Henry Armour looks at QT’s strategy in hiring the right people and giving them the best resources to succeed.
“Here for Good” with Julie Jackowski, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Casey’s
Casey’s tagline, “Here for Good,” demonstrates what it means to rural and hyperlocal communities that depend on the company’s 2,200-plus stores. Jackowski, 2019-20 NACS Chairman, and chief legal officer and secretary at Casey’s, shares how the convenience retail industry continues to demonstrate why it’s more relevant than ever to their communities.
Essential Business and Values with Kevin Smartt, CEO & President of Kwik Chek Food Stores; 2020-21 NACS Chairman
During a May 2020 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on liability protection, a U.S. senator said that if their proposed legislative solution doesn’t work for convenience retailers, it won’t work for anyone. Smartt, president and CEO of Kwik Chek Food Stores and the retailer voice during the hearing, shares more on the importance of advocacy and telling the industry’s story about why convenience stores are essential businesses for the communities they serve. He also highlights how his company is redefining its offer.
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