Home Issues October 2021
The future of HR training is gamification, category managers share their tips and tricks and gum and mints are back on track after a pandemic hiatus.
Chew On This
Getting the candy subcategory of gum and mints back on track.
Women On The Road
A shortage of truck drivers has carriers tapping into a diverse talent pool.
A Texas-Size Transition
Kwik Chek’s rebrand to TXB puts a spotlight on food and emerging technology.
Ahead of the Game
Circle K Europe shares its successes and strategies around gamified training, and experts weigh in on the future of employee engagement.
For Adults Only
Spiked slushies attract new customers and lift margins.
Safe and Secure
Digital safes streamline cash management tasks while enhancing security and accountability.
Convenience Customers and Sustainability
The NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council reveals insights on how a store’s sustainability practices influence customer loyalties.
Convenience retailers with longer-term tech roadmaps are more likely to focus on customer-facing initiatives.
Challenge or Opportunity?
The investment community’s spotlight on ESG is creating a groundswell for retailers to establish benchmarks.
Reawakening the Morning Daypart
Convenience retailers lean into breakfast with bean-to-cup coffee, breakfast pizza and French toast flavors.
A New Look at Category Management
Advice from leading category managers on how to stay current in the shifting retail environment.
From Concept To Operations
How to make strategic decisions about investing in public EV charging.
Protecting Revenue After the EMV Deadline
Rented outdoor payment terminals are an affordable option for retailers that have yet to upgrade to EMV.
An abandoned convenience store in Port Austin, Michigan, received a fresh makeover.
Turn treats into sweet sales with thoughtful merchandising, seasonal offers and bulk bags.
From the Editor
The Windy City
Gas Station Gourmet
St. Regis Travel Center embraces Montana’s wild summer fruit.
Congratulations to the 2021 NACS Asian Convenience Retail Award winners.
Give Back by Pumping Gas
Ideas 2 Go
Food Takes Center Stage
The Filling Co. Gas and Grub puts the menu first.
From Shop to Store
How one retailer transformed his local goods shop to a thriving convenience store.
Remembering Senator Mike Enzi
DOJ and FTC call for competition in debit marketplace.
One Voice: Annie Gauthier
The New Age of Verification
Keep Up With the Industry
Weekly Price Fuel Data
NACS Hires Digital Marketing Director
Spice It Up
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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