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Ard named chair-elect

ATLANTA -- Brad McGuinness, senior vice president of global petroleum systems for Verifone, has been named 2016-2017 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board. In addition, Jay Ard, vice president of national sales for convenience retail, The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, has been named chair-elect and will...

Despite election uncertainty, retailers optimistic for fourth quarter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- More than two in three convenience-store retailers (69%) say that in-store sales in the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the same period last year, according to a NACS survey. And three in five (60%) say that motor fuels sales were higher compared to the nine months of...

Brick-and-mortar stores are just the latest way the e-commerce giant threatens the convenience channel

The industry’s most significant new-product awards to be presented at the NACS Show
Hill becoming vice chair of the board
Mac’s affiliate in western Canada adding energy tab to merchandise mix
C-store distributor also launches Center for Category Innovation
Regional association partners with convenience distributor

The trends we expect to see rise from the annual convenience-store trade show.