Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    GACS President Angela Holland tapes Podcast for American Society of Association Executives

    ​April 8, 2020

    GACS President Angela Holland was recently invited to participate in a podcast produced by the American Society of Association Executives.  The podcast focused on ways associations go beyond their missions to solve important societal problems.  The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores was the 2019 recipient of the Power of A Summit Award, the highest award given by ASAE.  The award recognizes associations whose initiatives have an impact across America.

    Listen to the podcast here.

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    GACS Member Finds Creative Way to Encourage Social Distancing

    March 25, 2020

    ​GACS member Tori Yearta has become creative in her approach to encourage customers to adhere to the 6” Social Distancing guidelines that are currently recommended.   Check out the photos of Tori and her employees at her Whitesburg, Georgia C-store.

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    FAQ’s from the Food and Drug Administration Regarding T21

    March 19, 2020

    ​The Food and Drug Administration answers questions to help retailers navigate T21 law. Click on the link below for more information



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    The Shelby Report Honors Parker’s Kitchen as the 2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year

    Parker’s Kitchen – an award-winning convenience, food service, fuel and technology leader with locations across coastal Georgia and South Carolina – has been named the 2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year by The Shelby Report, a leading publication for America’s food and grocery industry. The Shelby Report celebrates “this progressive food service/convenience retailer that, at the same time, keeps its eye on the basics – customer service, excellent product and giving back to its communities.” The article offers an in-depth look at the strategies that have guided the company’s success over the years and includes profiles of founder and CEO Greg Parker, President Jeff Bush and Chief Innovation Officer Eric Jones. “We’re incredibly honored by this award and by the fact that The Shelby Report has recognized the innovative work that’s going on behind the scenes at Parker’s Kitchen, from technology to foodservice, to ensure the freshest food and the ultimate in customer service,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “At Parker’s, we’re committed to meeting the changing needs of our customers and to raising the bar for the convenience store industry.”

    Click Here for the full article.



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    408 GACS Members Participate in C-Stores Against Trafficking!

    Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) is a program of nonprofit IN OUR BACKYARD, working with the convenience and petroleum industries in the fight against human trafficking. Currentlly there are 408 GACS members that participate in the program.  CSAT equips convenience stores with training on human trafficking for their employees and provides life- saving materials to post in stores.  Click here to register your store and join thousands of convenience retailers across America in support of this important mission!

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