Welcome to the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores
In 1973, convenience store operators united together in to create 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, advocacy is still the primary function for GACS. GACS staff monitors legislation daily during the Georgia General Assembly (January-April) and reports changes to the membership on a regular basis.
Year round, we monitor all State of Emergency events, and work with regulatory agencies to keep members abreast of changes affecting their bottom line.
We're proud to be the foremost source for convenience store information in Georgia.
GACS Founder, Tom Griffith, Golden Pantry Food Stores
NEW: Class A/B Operator Training
Georgia Environmental Protection Division approved Class A/B Operator Training course meets the state and federal requirements for UST operator training and is offered through our in-house designed and built learning system. This courses is available on demand, 24/7 and is accessible from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone.
Facts that make this course unique:
Member ONLY Resources
Only listed GACS members in good standing have access to the resources listed above.
- Searchable Membership Directory - Whether you're looking for a person or a company, find those contacts easily in the searchable directory. We recommend members keep their information fresh too!
- Member Portal - Update your contact information, your company information, pay invoices, register for events, etc.
- Job Board - Post your company's open positions. Looking for a new convenience store career? Non-members have access to see posted positions in Georgia's convenience store industry.
L to R: State Representative & House Minority Leader James Beverly, the late Speaker of the House David Ralston and GACS Past Chairman Grant Schmeelk.
"GACS has provided our family at Bagwell & Spears, Inc. invaluable industry relationships for 30 years. The membership base and the experts involved have helped us make the right strategic decisions to keep our family business relevant."