This month, NACS talks to Matt Danzig, national account manager, good2grow Inc.
What role in the community do you think convenience stores should play?
Convenience stores are a place to refuel and get a bite to eat quickly at all hours of the day. They create jobs in the community, support and sponsor countless community charities, serve as a critical community resource in times of emergency, and lastly, many convenience stores provide communities in rural areas access to essential items between trips to the grocery store.
What does NACS political engagement mean to you, and what benefits have you experienced from being politically engaged?
It means supporting the industry that supports me and my family. It’s in any manufacturer’s best interest to understand the legislative landscape impacting our retail customers. Supporting NACSPAC allows me to hear firsthand from retailers on how any one particular issue impacts their business, good or bad. As a result of engaging with NACSPAC, I not only better understand my customers’ businesses, but I also have been able to develop relationships with individuals from different areas of their organizations.
What c-store product could you not live without?
There are many items I love, like a quality turkey, cheese, bacon and banana pepper sub with spicy mustard, but the one item I have consistently bought since I was a child would be Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!