Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    2019 Convention Rewind

    ​July 11, 2019

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Omni Amelia Island for our “Rising Tides” Convention. Attendees were able to build camaraderie, hear from industry experts and state legislators, and participate in our tabletop show. 

    Congratulations to our Supplier of the Year Winner Laura Byrd, Georgia Lottery Corporation (pictured).

    View more photos.

    A Special Thank You to Our Convention Sponsors!


    Altria Group Distribution Company * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * PepsiCo * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company


    Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * MillerCoors * Swisher International, Inc. * Variety Amusement


    Eby-Brown Company * Georgia Beverage Association * The H.T. Hackney Co. * Snyders-Lance, Inc.


    Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * Colonial Coffee Roasters, Inc. * Georgia Lottery Corporation * Swedish Match North America


    Charles L. Ruffin of Baker Donelson * CITGO Petroleum Corporation * Corona Extra * Flowers Bakeries / Mrs. Freshley’s * McLane Company * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Point to Point Environmental * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S & D Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * Stewart Distribution * Turkey Creek Snacks * Utz / Golden Flake Snack Foods


    BIC Consumer Product * Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. * Lil Drug * North American Money Order Company, Inc. * S&ME, Inc. * SRP Companies * Valero Marketing and Supply * W. L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc.

    Thank You to Our Silent Auction Donors:

    Atlanta Beverage * BIC Consumer Products * Campbell Snacks/Snyders-Lance * Clipper Petroleum * Colonial Coffee * CSC ServiceWorks * Eagle Rock * Eby-Brown Company * Essentia Water * GACS * Georgia Lottery Corporation * Golden Pantry Food Stores * The H.T. Hackney Co. * Kellogg’s Company * Leon Farmer & Company * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Monster Energy Company * National Tobacco * Omni Hotels * Patriot Capital * Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts * Pepsi Beverages Company * Point to Point Environmental * Reed Schmeelk & Family * S & D Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group * Sea Glass Fine Art Photography * Sharon Shuford * SMART Software * Valero Marketing and Supply * Variety Amusement Services, LLC

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    GACS Receives National ASAE Summit Award

    July 11, 2019

    The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has named their 2019 “Power of A” awards. GACS is honored to be one of six recipients of the Summit Award, the highest recognition under the Power of A Awards, for its work with In Our Backyard and the Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program. 

    Read full ASAE press release.

    Join CSAT today

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    What Impacts Retail Gas Prices?

    ​July 10, 2019

    Courtesy of NACS

    The National Association of Convenience Stores recently worked with The Wall Street Journal to produce a five-minute online video that concisely explains why gas prices may vary around the country—and even from one corner to the next.

    “Anyone who has a friend or relative who is always complaining that there’s a conspiracy regarding gas prices, should share this video with them,” said Jeff Lenard, vice president of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS.

    The presentation is available on both the WSJ website and YouTube.

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    GACS Today - Vol 26 Number 3

    ​July 2, 2019

    Our third quarter of GACS Today is now available online! Features include:

    Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Retailer Registration

    In Our Backyard Update

    Legislative Update


    Interested in advertising in a future edition? View media kit or contact Jann Marthaler

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    IN OUR BACKYARD Wins Telly Award for Short Film on Human Trafficking

    ​May 23, 2019

    IN OUR BACKYARD (IOB), a non profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, was awarded a Telly Award this week for a short film it helped produce earlier this year. The film, which is titled​ Human Trafficking: A Lifeline, focuses on the organization’s Freedom Stickers campaign, its ensuant success and stories of victims who are helped. The award is a testament to the contributions IOB has made to combating human trafficking as well as the need to continue raising awareness about an issue that is often overlooked by the media and the public.

    Read the full press release

    Stay tuned for the next edition of GACS Today, which will include an IOB Super Bowl Update—29 of the 34 children in the Missing Children Booklet have been recovered!

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