NACS State of the Industry Summit Kicks Off in Chicago

New to this year's SOI format are retailer hot topic sessions

National Association of Convenience Stores NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit

CHICAGO -- The 2014 NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit kicks off this week, with Wednesday's general session agenda ready to offer participants the first look at exclusive convenience and fuel retailing industry performance metrics from the experts.

Taking place through April 3 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, the SOI Summit is featuring a new format for the morning networking breakfasts: Retailer Hot Topic Sessions. These seven unique sessions will provide insightful analyses into the performance drivers that matter most to convenience retailers, from foodservice to tobacco to category management.

Breakfast is served daily at 7:45 a.m. and presentations begin at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Nearly 450 attendees--retailers, suppliers and other industry stakeholders--are slated to attend this year's event, where they will be able to take advantage of dedicated networking time to reconnect with peers and to develop new, powerful connections with other industry professionals at the SOI Summit.

Questions about an existing registration or registering an additional member of your team should be directed to the National Association of Convenience Stores' Amy Ashley-Burke.

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