Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

News & Announcements

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    Two Weeks to 2018 Southern Show

    November 1, 2018

    Have you registered to attend the Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show? The show is November 15 in Macon, GA and is an ideal event for retailers to see new products and services industry partners have to offer.

    We are also excited to have In Our Backyard present on their Convenience Stores Against Trafficking program. Learn the red flags of human trafficking and how your reaction can impact and save lives. Their seminar will be 8-9am on the 15th.

    Retailers (store owners/operators/employees) can register online.

    Vendors can register to exhibit by downloading our booth contract.

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    2018 Sporting Clay Tournament Rewind

    ​September 24, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual sporting clay tournament, held at Old Hudson Plantation.

    View photos.

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * BIC Consumer Product * Circle K South Atlantic * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Enmark Stations * Friendly Gus * Frito-Lay, Inc. * Golden Pantry Food Stores * H. T. Hackney Company * Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc. * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Moore Colson * National Tobacco Company * Partners Risk Services South, LLC * PepsiCo Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * RaceTrac * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * Spalding Amusement * Stealth Fuels and Trucking * Stewart Distribution * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International, Inc. * Variety Amusement Services, LLC * W. L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc.

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    COAM 101 Seminar

    ​August 30, 2018

    GACS has worked with the Georgia Amusement & Music Operators Association (GAMOA) to offer COAM education for retailers around the state. The next educational session will be offered:

    Wednesday, October 3rd

    1:00 - 3:00 PM

    4864 Harrison Road

    Macon, Georgia

    VFW Post 31206

    Registration is free for retailers until Oct 1 - then a $20 onsite registration fee is required. Only retailers will be allowed to attend. Register now - login not required - choose “continue as a guest” to complete the registration process.

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    GACS Press Conference Recap

    ​August 14, 2018

    On Friday, August 10 GACS held a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol announcing a partnership with nonprofit In Our Backyard for their Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program. Speaking at the press conference were:

    Angela Holland, GACS

    Nita Belles, In Our Backyard

    State Representative Chuck Efstration (R-104)

    Director Vernon Keenan, GBI 

    Deborah Richardson, International Human Trafficking Institute

    Chairman Robb Pitts, Fulton County Board of Commissioners

    Haley Bower, Clipper Petroleum

    Mary Frances Bowley, Wellspring Living

    Cecilia Roberts, trafficking survivor

    View photos

    Join us in the fight by signing up with In Our Backyard at


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    2018 Convention Rewind

    ​July 12, 2018

    Thank you to all you joined us in “The Great Outdoors” at the Omni Grove Park Inn! In addition to networking and recreation activities, attendees were able to spend time with and hear from legislators, get an update on the State of the State, and participate in a tabletop show. View photos.

    A Special Thank You to our Convention Sponsors!


    Altria Group Distribution Company * Anheuser-Busch * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * PepsiCo * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company


    Core Mark International * MillerCoors * Snyders-Lance, Inc. * Swisher International


    Eby-Brown Company * Georgia Beverage Association * H. T. Hackney Company


    Colonial Coffee Roasters, Inc. * Eagle Rock Distributing (D.G. Yuengling, Sazerac) * Georgia Lottery Corporation * Member Benefits * Swedish Match North America


    Associated Distributors * Charles Ruffin of Baker Donelson * CITGO Petroleum * McLane Company * MECO of Atlanta * Mrs. Freshley’s Snacks * Point to Point Environmental * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S & D Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * Stewart Distribution * Turkey Creek Snacks, Inc. * Utz/Golden Flake


    BIC Consumer Products * Corrosion Control, Inc. * Duke Hicks Plumbing & Petroleum, Inc. * Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. * Monroe & Monroe Insurance * North American Money Order Co., Inc. * Petroleum Services Group * S&ME, Inc. * SRP Companies * Valero Marketing and Supply * W.L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc.

    Thank you to Our Silent Auction Donors!

    Associated Distributors * Clipper Petroleum * Eagle Rock Distributing * Easy C02 * Eby-Brown * Friendly Express * GACS * Georgia Lottery Corporation * H.T. Hackney  * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Kellogg’s * Leon Farmer Company * MECO of Atlanta  * Monster Energy * Moore Colson * Omni * Parker Companies * Peanut Patch * Pepsi  * Point to Point Environmental  * Reed & Ginn Schmeelk, Bagwell & Spears * S & D Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group - Lane Limited * SMART Software * Trend Sales * Valero Marketing & Supply * Variety Amusement Services

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