Convenience store operators united together in 1973 to form The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, Inc. (GACS). Sunday Blue Laws convinced operators and owners across the state to create a much stronger united voice at the State Capitol. Today, this is still the primary reason for GACS to exist. GACS Staff monitors legislation daily during the Georgia General Assembly (January-April) and reports changes to the membership on a regular basis. As a cohesive force, GACS has successfully fought many legislative battles.
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores advances the business success of its members and the convenience store industry through advocacy, knowledge and services.
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores is governed by an elected Board of Directors representing the convenience store industry from thoughout the state of Georgia. As well as a retail board of directors, GACS also has a strong group of suppliers that form the Supplier Committee.
The Supplier Committee works hard to ensure that all supplier members reap a high return on their membership and events investments.