Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Minimum EMV Requirements Outlined to Meet Oct. 1 Deadline

    April 6, 2015​

    Courtesy of Convenience Store News

    PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — As the Oct. 1 point-of-sale (POS) liability shift deadline approaches, the EMV Migration Forum created the EMV Minimum Requirements Matrix, an Excel spreadsheet retailers can download for help in developing strategies for implementation of EMV chip programs.

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    Sine Die for Jim Tudor

    ​April 3, 2015

    Yesterday marked the final day the Georgia General Assembly was in session, also known as Sine Die. It was also Jim Tudor’s last day in session. Jim has been dedicated to serving the c-store industry as GACS President for 29 years and is set to retire at the end of this year.

    Charlie Harper, editor of the Peach Pundit, shared his memories of Jim in an article:

    “Today’s Jim Tudor Day. Actually, that was a couple of weeks ago when he was honored for his years of service as a lobbyist at the Capitol. Jim is the capitol face for the association that represents Georgia’s gas stations and convenience stores. At least, that’s his official role. Jim is also the embodiment of the Southern Gentleman.”

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    Thank You to GACSPAC Golf Tournament Sponsors

    April 2, 2015

    On April 28, GACS will host its annual GACSPAC Golf Tournament at Canongate 1 in Sharpsburg, GA. Thank you to our sponsors for their support!

    Altria Group Distribution Company * AmeriGas * Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * Associated Distributors * BIC Consumer Product * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Clyde’s Market * Coca-Cola Refreshments USA * Core Mark International * CSP, Inc/Slush Puppie of Chattanooga * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Flash Foods Stores, Inc. * Friendly Express, Inc. * Frito-Lay, Inc. * H. T. Hackney Company * HFW Distributors * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Ideal Amusements, Inc. * Jarett Heath, Inc. * Johnsonville * Jones & Frank * Mayfield Dairy Farms, Inc. * McLane Company * MECO * MillerCoors * Mrs. Freshley’s Snacks * PepsiCo Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * Royal Cup Coffee * S & D Coffee * Snyders-Lance, Inc. * Solaray LLC * SPATCO Energy Solutions (Southern Pump & Tank) * Swedish Match North America * World Pay

    Interested in adding your name to the list? Learn more and register now.


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    Education Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 1

    March 30, 2015

    The deadline to apply for the GACS Educational Foundation Scholarships is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 1. The Foundation awards 20 scholarships to GACS members and their families.

    Applications are accepted online only. For more information and to apply, click here.

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    House of Representatives Recognizes Jim Tudor

    ​March 19, 2015

    Yesterday, the Georgia House of Representatives recognized Jim Tudor with HR 287 for his accomplishments and years of service. For 29 years, Jim has been committed to advocating for the c-store industry as President of GACS.

    View HR 287.

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