February 15, 2018
NACS annually produces the NACS State of the Industry® Survey, which is the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool—delivering insightful, useful information about the industry that helps businesses maximize their effectiveness and profitability.
This year, we are excited to welcome NACS to our Annual Convention, where they will present a State of the State Report specific to Georgia.
Your input is necessary to make the GACS State of the State Industry Report a success. Please take a moment to participate here: NACS SOI Data Form
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Chris Rapanick at email@example.com or (703)518-4253.
February 13, 2018
The GACS Educational Foundation is accepting applications now through April 1, 2018 for the upcoming academic year. The Foundation, formed in 2003, will be awarding 20 scholarships to GACS members and their families.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
*Must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior
*You must be an employee of a GACS member company or a dependent son or daughter of a GACS member company employee.
*The eligible employee must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
*You must be employed or have a parent/guardian that is employed at a GACS member company at the time awards are announced.
February 7, 2018
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017, H.R. 772, passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 266 to 157. Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president of government relations at NACS, issued the following statement in response to passage:
“In passing the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (CSNDA) today, the U.S. House of Representatives has reached a critical milestone toward the shared goals of providing consumers the information they need to make wise nutritional choices – without burdening them with higher prices and reduced choices, or exposing small businesses and their employees with to insurmountable barriers to compliance, crippling costs and potential criminal penalties for innocent mistakes.”
Spinx Cuts the Ribbon on First Tunnel Car Wash
... on its size and shape for the most accurate clean. The new tunnel wash is also equipped with specially engineered blowers to achieve a drier vehicle while conserving energy. The first Spinx Ride 'N' Shine tunnel wash will operate…
EG Group's $2.15 Billion Acquisition of Kroger convenience stores
Global Legal Chronicle (press release)
(NYSE: KR) and EG Group, a privately-held petrol forecourt convenience store retailer based in Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom, finalized a definitive agreement for the sale of Kroger's convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15 ...
RaceTrac plans 30 Middle Tennessee stores by 2023
RaceTrac plans to open 30 gas station-convenience stores in Middle Tennessee by 2023 in a significant expansion for the Atlanta-based company. The expansion â€” which the company estimated will create 600-plus local jobs â€” marks the chain's first move ...
Convenience Store Decisions
RaceTrac Charts Major New Market Expansion
The first Middle Tennessee store is slated to open in 2020 on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro, the news outlet reported. According to Milam, additional sites will be based on visibility and access, among other factors. He said the company is ...
The Japan Times
Ministop ends sale of porn magazines at convenience stores nationwide
The Japan Times
Ministop first enforced the decision at its stores in the city, near Tokyo, in December. Chiba Mayor Toshihito Kumagai, who had called for such measures by convenience store chains, praised the decision as â€œbold.â€ Convenience stores often…
Japan's convenience store sales nearly flat in January
The Japan Times
Sales at convenience stores were nearly flat in January, posting a 0.1 percent gain from a year earlier, on favorable sales of salads, frozen foods and daily necessities, an industry body said Tuesday. The same-store sales of eight major convenience ...