NACS Launches Inaugural Retailer of the Year Award Latin America

Two winners, Lion Place Cardales and LiSTO! Castaños, showcase convenience retail excellence.

NACS Launches Inaugural Retailer of the Year Award Latin America

November 2023   minute read

From left, Henry Armour, Emilio Alonso Diaz Escalante, Claudio Reboredo and Mark Wohltmann

This year at the NACS Show, NACS launched the Convenience Retailer of the Year Award Latin America and awarded two winners: Lion Place Cardales and LiSTO! Castaños. Executives from both companies were recognized among their convenience retail peers during the Global Colleagues Reception on October 5.

Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lion Place Cardales is operated by FGC Fuels Marketing, a new, independent fuels retailer with ambitions to revolutionize the convenience store industry in Argentina.

Lion Place Cardales opened in October 2021 and is located near a highway entrance/exit in a new suburban development area outside Buenos Aires. The concept was created to stand out from the crowd, meaning the architecture and layout of Lion Place is designed to impact the customer in a way that shifts their conception of a service station. Food is a huge part of the concept, with multiple foodservice and coffee offers alongside a carefully curated convenience range in a spacious retail environment.

The judges agreed that FGC Fuels Marketing is hitting high marks on its goal to “make a real impact on the way people think about fuels and convenience, making them more relevant in the 21st century” with its Lion Place Cardales location.

LiSTO! Castaños is located in the historic San Isidro district in Lima, Peru. It is operated by Corporacion Primax S. A.

Foodservice takes center stage with an impressive Peruvian coffee selection ranging from drip coffee to indulgent cappuccinos, lattes, Americanos and espressos crafted from freshly ground beans. Product ranges feature classic convenience items that cater to families and households, including an exclusive liquor cellar that elevates customers’ at-home celebrations.

For this location, which was remodeled in 2022, the judges agreed that LiSTO! Castaños has enhanced the customer experience by introducing self-checkout, digital signage and menu boards, self-serve coffee and roller grill options and adding more seating.

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