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National Association of Convenience Stores Show 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada

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Brenda Hyatt, Chief Editor/Journalist
Donald Scelzo, Photographer

Las Vegas, NV (Oct) The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show was held from October 11-14, 2015 at The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. The 24,000 plus attendees sampled fresh baked cookies, pizza, quick serve foods, and just about every treat you will find in any convenience store located across the country. Convenience stores are a comfort and a necessity for every neighborhood when you need that last minute item for a holiday meal or a quick gas fill up on your way to or from work.

Events and educational sessions provided information impacting retailers and industry experts and introduced new tech products and trends. Educational sessions included: Vapor, Smoke and Mirrors: Making Sense of FDA Tobacco Regulations; Keeping Your Operating Costs Under Control; and Grow Sales the Healthy Way, to name a few. Attendees looked for fresh and healthy products to offer in their stores as consumer demands are changing. When it comes to snacking, shoppers are purchasing more fresh and nutritious foods. Over 55 educational sessions provided information on unique innovations in retail and several breakout sessions explored nutritional initiatives in depth. More gluten free and healthy products were introduced at exhibitors’ booths this year.

Steuben Consumer Products encompasses brands with beverages made with natural ingredients that incorporate a healthy halo. Many of their products are plant-based alternatives to dairy and include pistachios and walnuts. Visit www.steubenconsumerproducts.com or email Mark S. Woleben, Regional Sales Manager at: mwoleben@steubenfoods.com for more information. A new product to the industry was UrgentRx, exhibited by Breakthrough Products, Inc. These pocket friendly, single-dose flavored powder medications don’t need water. Customers on the road can be prepared by just pouring the powders directly into their mouth. For more information, visit www.urgentRx.com. Quick serve product Chester’s Chicken provided a full restaurant experience for attendees. Their chicken is fresh, marinated and double-breaded, using a proprietary family recipe. The company has been a leader of quick serve restaurant (QSR) concepts for over 50 years. Contact franchise business consultant Sean Raeburn at: seanr@chestersinternational.com for more information.

NACS provides tools to assist businesses in their day to day operations and the industry is changing with changing consumer demands. So to be a step ahead of the game register to attend the 2016 show to be held in Atlanta, Georgia Oct 1-21st. For more information or to register go to: www.nacsonline.com.

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