Home Issues February 2023
Some retailers are turning to automation to better serve on-the-go customers, and it’s proving to boost the bottom line. In this month’s cover story, “Who’s Minding the Store,” NACS Magazine checks in on the state of autonomous retail and its various forms, especially so-called unmanned stores. You’ll also find this month that the number of U.S. c-stores has grown, snapping a four-year run of declines.
U.S. Convenience Store Count
The number of c-stores has grown, snapping a four-year run of declines.
Navigating Nicotine During Regulatory Chaos
An update on the most impactful tobacco regulations and how retailers can respond.
EV Charging Your Retail Operations
Here’s where the c-store industry is on EV charging deployment and economics.
Lessons in Convenience Retail From an Irish Innovator
How Thomas Ennis’ love of food and butchering paid dividends in building SPAR’s network in Ireland.
Who's Minding the Store?
Retailers turn to automation to engage customers and boost the bottom line.
Welcome to the Club
C-store loyalty programs are moving beyond simple points and rewards to a personalized experience.
By the Numbers
Discovering Private Label
Fits and Starts
Regionality and regulations remain drivers of OTP performance.
A Spicier Comeback
The salty snacks category hasn’t stopped growing since its pandemic bounce back, and spicy flavors reign on.
Weigel's Brings Joy to 250 Children
From the Editor
Gas Station Gourmet
Nostalgia and Home Cooking
The Old Koke Plant has a “gas station meets Cracker Barrel” feeling.
Ideas 2 Go
Small Town Hospitality
Tip Top re-emerged as a hybrid restaurant/bar/c-store to serve its rural clientele.
One Voice: Eva Rigamonti
This month, NACS talks to Eva Rigamonti, associate general counsel – executive director of public policy, RaceTrac Inc.
Meet Us on the Hill
EG Group's Matt Durand shares why NACS Day on the Hill is a can't miss-event.
Register for the NACS SOI Summit
Return to Capitol Hill
The Big Question
The Big Question: Dr. Varish Goyal
Explore Other Issues
Meet NACS Chairman Jared Scheeler, see how c-stores are using AI and explore the latest packaging options for your foodservice in the January issue.
Read how to put your c-store on the digital search map, plus get tips for managing supply-chain issues and beefing up the dinner daypart in the February issue.
See who made our Top 100 list of convenience retailers by store count, and hear from leaders of fast-growing chains about their M&A strategies. Learn about self-checkout, hiring veterans and more.
Read results of the NACS Consumer Fuels Survey, see how retailers are making way for beverage innovation in the cold vault, get tips for food sampling programs and more!
NACS SOI data on the foodservice category, tips for competing with QSRs, what’s new in craft sodas and better-for-you candy and more awaits you in the foodservice issue.
Read our exclusive coverage of the 2022 NACS State of the Industry Summit, featuring data and insights from the NACS State of the Industry Report of Data.
Get tips for handling inflationary pricing pressure, see what brands are top of mind for c-store shoppers, rethink the tobacco back bar and more.
See why private-label brands have real sticking power in c-stores, how energy and sports drinks are amping up healthier options and get an inside look at new store designs.
ESG reporting, drive-thru how-tos, snacking trends, loyalty programs, social media and store security are among the topics we cover in this month's pre-NACS Show issue.
Delve into customer journeys, corporate culture, beverage trends, 24/7 operations and much more in the latest issue.
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