Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Donate to 2018 Silent Auction

    ​June 12, 2018

    Donate today to the GACSPAC silent auction! The auction is held throughout the annual convention, June 24-26. Any and all donations are appreciated, whether it’s a sports trip, jewelry, tech item, or vacation spot. Donate now!

    Thank you to those companies who have already donated:

    Clipper Petroleum - Basketball autographed by Shaq

    Friendly Express, Inc. - Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler

    GACS - Holiday Gift Baskets

    Georgia Lottery - AppleHomePod & Atlanta Braves VIP Pre-Game Field Visit Experience

    J&L Ventures - Cooler

    Monster Energy - Corn Hole Set

    MECO of Atlanta - 2 Corn Hole Sets

    PepsiCo Beverages Company -  Tablet with Blanket, Hero Go Pro, 2 sets of Atlanta Braves tickets

    Point to Point Environmental - Gift Basket

    Reed & Ginn Schmeelk / Bagwell & Spears - 3 night Charleston, SC stay

    S&D Coffee and Tea  - Beach Chairs, Side Table, and Waterproof Speaker

    Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited  - Yeti Cups and Coolers

    SMART Software - Ogio TSA Approved Backpack

    Trend Sales - Chipper Jones HOF signed baseball

    Valero- Picnic Package (Chairs, Growler, Cups, etc.)

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    Open Positions For 2018-2019 Supplier Committee

    ​June 11, 2018

    The GACS Supplier Committee consists of roughly 30 Associate members, who meet 3 times a year to discuss and assist in developing events, programs, and services for GACS members.Nominations are open for the 2018-2019 committee:

    Open Category Positions

    1. Dairy

    2. Food Service

    3. Fuel

    Provisional Category Positions

    1. At Large (2)

    2. Cigarettes

    3. Environmental

    4. Novelty

    5. Other Tobacco

    6. Wholesale

    Note: Provisional positions do not have voting rights; the first year is a grace period so that the position can be filled immediately when the member in that category rolls off

    General Information Regarding Supplier Committee: We hold a minimum of 3 committee meetings per year. Members missing 2 consecutive meetings are subject to committee dismissal. Committee meetings are held in conjunction with current GACS events.

    How to Apply: Members desiring to be nominated for a supplier committee position need to make themselves available during the General Supplier meeting currently scheduled for June 26 at 5:00 PM at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Open voting will be held after all nominees have presented themselves to the membership. Candidates who would like to be considered for these open positions should email Supplier Committee Chairman Chuck Brooks at advising as to which position you have an interest in.

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    Thank You 2018 Convention Sponsors

    ​June 8, 2018

    We are excited to venture into “The Great Outdoors” in Asheville for our Annual Convention, June 24-26. Not yet registered? You can do so online: Register Now

    We could not hold this event without the support of our sponsors. Thank you for your commitment to GACS!

    Thank You to Our 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.

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    Congratulations to CSN’s Top Women In Convenience

    ​June 6, 2018

    Congratulations to all of the great GACS women who have been nominated as this year’s Top Women In Convenience.

    Lesleigh Batchelor, RaceTrac Petroleum

    Annette Gantt, Enmarket

    Congrats also goes to those who have been named as Rising Stars and Mentors.

    Terrica Bailey, RaceTrac Petroleum

    Michelle Davis, South Atlantic Circle K

    All of the 2018 honorees will be celebrated in October at an event taking place around the NACS Show. Congratulations ladies and thank you for your contribution to the convenience store industry.

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    GACSPAC 2018 Golf Tournament Rewind

    ​May 8, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual golf tournament, April  26 at White Oak! We appreciate your support, especially given the weather!

    View photos.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * AmeriGas * Associated Distributors * Atlanta Petroleum Equipment Company * Bagwell & Spears * BIC Consumer Product * Central Industries Equipment * Circle K * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown * Enmark Stations * Florida Rock & Tank Lines * Fresh Start Convenience * Friendly Express * Friendly Gus * Frito-Lay * Gate Marketing * General Mills * Geo H. Green Oil * Gilbarco * Golden Flake Snack Foods * Golden Pantry Food Stores * Guardian Fueling Technologies * H. T. Hackney Company * HFW Distributors * Home City Ice * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Jarett Heath * Jet Food Stores * Jones Petroleum * McLane Company * MECO * MillerCoors * Money Tree ATM * Moore Colson * Mrs. Freshley’s * Partners Risk Services South, LLC * PepsiCo Beverages* PetroSouth * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * RaceTrac Petroleum * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S&D Coffee & Tea * S&ME * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * South GA Beverage * Spalding Amusement * SPATCO * Sprint Foods * SRP Companies * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International


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