September 3, 2015
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) is now offering direct links to convenience stores and the status of their food products during a natural disaster. These links include available resources for emergency preparedness and response at retail food establishments. Food consumption and safety are one most important aspects to consider while preparing and recovering from a disaster. Use the valuable resources at this link to better serve you and your store during times of emergency preparedness.
September 1, 2015
Twenty years ago the national “We Card” program was launched to help combat youth access to tobacco. Back in 1995, those underage could more easily buy tobacco at retail stores with some reports indicating a 40-60% success rate. Today, after years of efforts to prevent underage tobacco sales, it’s down to roughly 10% according to the federal government’s published 2013 Synar Report measuring illegal tobacco sales to minors. In Georgia, the retail violation rate was 10%.
August 24, 2015
Changes to Georgia’s Food Code are coming for Georgia’s convenience store industry. GACS will be offering ServSafe Seminars throughout the state – details to come at a later date. In the meantime, a special thanks to Dr. Judy Harrison with UGA Extension and Jessica Badour, Recall Outreach Specialist with Georgia Department of Agriculture for creating this 45 minute video covering the topic of “Preventing Foodborne Illness in Young Children.” We encourage all convenience store employees that handle food to take a look.
Up Is the New Up: Convenience Stores Enjoying Cigarette Boom
Cigarettes are a crucial driver of convenience-store traffic (NACS data suggests it commands 35.9% of all in-store sales), yet the category is widely expected to decline 3% to 4% with every passing year. But in 2014, cigarette sales did not decline…
Tech Startups Moving from Concept to Convenience Store
The Toronto-based company will be collaborating with QuickChek and Mondelez's Swedish Fish brand in the United States, as well as Mac's Convenience Stores (Ontario Division) and Mondelez's Cadbury brand in Canada. â€œWe are hosting both teams at our ...
and more »
Congressman gains first-hand experience at Parker's
Buddy Carter visited Parker's convenience store on the F.J. Torras Causeway in Brunswick. As part of an interaction program sponsored by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Carter spent time working behind the counter in a Parker's ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Georgia Lottery to increase inspections of state's gambling industry
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Georgia Lottery announced a new effort Wednesday to police the state's gambling industry, saying it will work with the state's Sheriffs' Association to conduct more frequent business inspections. What are ... More than 5,000 Georgia gas stations…
When Comfort Foods Meet Nutritional Demands
From California-style burgers to Midwest mac and cheese to New England lobster rolls, comfort foods make up our national identity, which is perhaps why they have enjoyed such staying power on restaurant menus and in convenience stores across the ...
Kangaroo Express Getting 'Facelift,' Becoming Circle K
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said it will rebrand the approximately 1,500 Kangaroo Express convenience stores that it picked up from The Pantry Inc. in early 2015 to Circle K. Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard, ...
Couche-Tard Profit ClimbsWall Street Journal
Couche-Tard remained on a…