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.”
February 2, 2018
GACS held its annual Legislative Reception & Day on the Hill on January 23, 2018 in conjunction with the Georgia Food Industry Association and the Georgia Beverage Association. Prior to the reception, we hosted about 20 retailer and supplier members at the Capitol the morning before the legislative reception. Members were able to introduce themselves to their elected officials and invite them to the reception.
We encourage members to join us next year!
January 26, 2018
A GasBuddy report named two GACS members, QuikTrip and Parker’s, on their “Top 10 US Gas Station Brands” list. GasBuddy’s data science team compiled the findings by examining customer ratings and reviews between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017. They focused on U.S. convenience stores with more than 30 retail locations. According to Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy, “Although gas stations are still in the business of selling gas, the leading brands have become so much more. They’re a refuge for motorists looking for great food, an amazing cup of coffee, or some of the best customer service you’ll find anywhere.”