Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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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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    Small Business Day 2019 Recap

    ​May 1, 2019

    On April 25, 2019 GACS co-sponsored Small Business Day with the National Federation of Independent Business and Georgia Craft Brewers Guild at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We were proud to welcome Senator David Perdue and Governor Brian Kemp, along with state legislators and members of the Georgia’s First Commission. It was a great opportunity for members to discuss industry issues with elected officials.

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    GACSPAC 2019 Golf Tournament Rewind

    ​April 29, 2019

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual golf tournament, April 16 at Jekyll Island Golf Club! We appreciate your support with the tournament and our first “booze toss” benefiting the Education Foundation!

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    Special thank you to The H.T. Hackney Co for donating food, Scott Greene, Meco of Augusta and his team for grilling, and Terry Murray, Coca-Cola for donating his grill!

    Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * Anheuser-Busch * Atlanta Petroleum Equipment Company * Bagwell & Spears, Inc. * BIC Consumer Product * Blue Bell * Central Industries Equipment * Circle K * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Enmark Stations, Inc. * Florida Rock & Tank Lines * Fresh Start Convenience * Friendly Express, Inc. * Friendly Gus * Frito-Lay, Inc. * General Mills * Golden Pantry Food Stores * Guardian Fueling Technologies * HFW Distributors * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc. * Jones Petroleum Company * McLane Company * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Moore Colson * Mrs. Freshley’s Snacks * National Tobacco Company * North American Money Order Company, Inc. * Old Clinton Gas * Parker Companies * Partners Risk Services South * Pepsi Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * Phoenix Research Industries * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S & D Coffee & Tea * Savannah Distributing * South Ga. Beverage * Spalding Amusement Company * SPATCO Energy Solutions * Sprint Foods, Inc. * SRP Companies * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International, Inc. * Tash Communications * The H.T. Hackney Co. * Utz/Golden Flake Snack Foods * Variety Amusement Services, LLC

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    NACS: How to Hook C-Store Customers on Recycling

    ​April 26, 2019

    Courtesy of NACS

    Recycling is good for the environment and for business, according to a new resource published by NACS and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI).

    The resource, “The Value of Can and Bottle Recycling,” offers tips and suggestions for improving current practices, how to effectively communicate the goals of the program with staff and customers and a checklist to help retailers reduce contamination in their recycling bins.

    “NACS consumer surveys reveal that 70% of c-store customers say they empty out their vehicles while filling up at the pump, oftentimes placing recyclable materials like beverage cans and bottles in regular trash bins,” said Carolyn Schnare, NACS director of strategic initiatives. “This new resource provides guidance that can help our industry convey to their customers what to recycle and the value of doing so, as well as improve the likelihood that customers will recycle cans and bottles appropriately.”

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