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How do retailers pick products for their shelves? Find out in this month’s issue. Also, explore how the pandemic is shaping key industry trends and see how c-stores are revitalizing breakfast.
An honest look into retailers’ decision-making process for adopting new products.
U.S. Election Watch
In the homestretch to November, polls show the presidential race narrowing and Republicans fighting to keep the Senate.
NACS Crack the Code Experience
See what we’ve got in store for you…
Beware of Tech Debt
Be strategic about short-term technology decisions to avoid shortchanging your future.
Digital technologies help customers save time—still the No. 1 criteria for a convenient shopping experience.
Whether it’s concerns about COVID-19 or a need for speed, consumers dig drive-thru service.
When the Chips Are Down
Surveys show significant movement in both sentiment and action among retailers for deploying EMV-compliant pumps.
Growing a Culture of Food Safety
Food safety must go beyond formal regulations to live within the culture of a company.
C-stores are working hard to get this popular and profitable a.m. daypart back on its feet.
Weak Signals No More
How the pandemic is shaping 10 key trends in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
How to communicate with today’s consumers via signs, design and technology.
A Connected System
Smart and efficient cash management saves time and money.
A Clean Serve
COVID-19 nudges the future of self-serve beverages in a new direction.
Marketing in an Era of Meaningful Media
Social media followers fall in love with brands that create connections through humor, values and authenticity in messaging.
Roll Out the Barrel
Good times return to the beer category, driven by trading up and pantry loading.
From the Editor
On the Road Again
Gas Station Gourmet
Fried Chicken and Prayer
From potato cakes to wedding cakes, Achilles Shopping Center connects with its community.
Weathering the Storm
How EG Group fared COVID-19 and continues to thrive.
Ideas 2 Go
From the Ordinary
Hills & Hollows embodies its tagline of “convenience with a conscience.”
NACS recognizes legislators who have been champions for the convenience and fuel retailing industry.
Grassroots Tools in a Virtual Age
NACS Virtual Townhalls connect retailers with their legislators.
One Voice: Colin Dornish
Change Takes Time
Patrick Loftus Joins NACS Research Team
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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