Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

News & Announcements

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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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    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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    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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