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Gen. Tommy Franks salutes NACS Show 2006

LAS VEGAS -- Leaders must practice discipline and courage when tackling any major challenge. That's the message retired Gen. Tommy Franks had for attendees of the NACS Show 2006 closing session. Franks should know, having led American forces into two major strategically unprecedented campaigns...

2006 Retail Leader of the Year honored for culture, commitment

LAS VEGAS -- An absolute commitment to customers, employees and the communities it serves earned Sheetz Inc. a place among the industry elite last night, as CSP honored the Altoona, Pa.-based company with the 2006 Retail Leader of the Year award. Company founder Bob Sheetz accepted the award on...

Industry leaders challenge conventional wisdom, share business acumen

LAS VEGAS -- So, began Howard Stoeckel, CEO of the 540-store Wawa Inc., we keep firing categories and determining which categories we want to rehire. At Wawa, you're not going to find money orders, lotteries or magazines. For Stoeckel, these items either don't turn fast enough, clog up the checkout...

NACS leaders set international tone during Opening General Session
Thorntons battles bogus injury claims despite increased costs
Small operators find ways to compete in a crowded pack
Retailer group focuses on diversity, adaptation with second trade show
Anniversary bash features not-so-talented show
A truckstop roundup for October 4
Joe S. inherits store development post from departed Joe M. Sheetz