Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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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.”

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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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    GACS 2020 Legislative Day a Tremendous Success

    On January 28th GACS held their annual Legislative Day at the Georgia Capitol which included meetings with Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, and Governor Brian Kemp.  GACS members used these meetings and others that were held that day as an opportunity to express their concerns on challenges facing the C-Store industry and to stress their position on several issues and pieces of legislation that are being discussed in the current session.  The day ended with a reception for the Legislators hosted by GACS at the Sloppy Floyd building.   Click here for more photos from the day.

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    Now Accepting Applications for 2020 GACS Scholarships!

    ​January 20, 2020

    GACS is now accepting applications for over $25.000 in scholarships to be awarded later this year.  Scholarships are available to employees and dependents of employees of GACS members.  Click here for information on submitting your application.

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    Power of A:  Doing Good on the Road

    By Mark Athitakis / Oct 15, 2019

    (Alena Paulus/Getty Images)

    during a strategic planning session in 2016, Angela Holland, CAE,

    president of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, agreed with a

    young professionals group that said one organizational focus of GACS

    should be philanthropy. But what would that look like? Thinking about

    the Super Bowl a few months later, Holland had a clear answer.

    The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores wins a few battles in the fight against human trafficking.

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