Insight and NACS promise packed second half
Insight and NACS are planning an action-packed calendar of must-attend events in the second half of 2010. They include:
Insight NACS Future of International Convenience & Petroleum Retailing
20-24 September in London, Dublin and Paris.
Every year at the Future of Convenience event, Insight and NACS select the most innovative stores for their international best practice store visits scheduled around the 22-23 September London event.
The store tours feature many stores Insight and NACS tip as Europe’s top c-stores and supermarkets of the future. Store visits include: Total's new forecourt store; Carrefour’s City format; Chez Jean and Hubiz from Lagardère Services in Paris; the latest Waitrose c-store; the new James Graven Budgen’s/BP forecourt store, featuring doors on chillers; a new Tesco Express and Tesco’s new zero carbon superstore in the UK. In Ireland, the tour will visit Applegreen's new forecourt store and motorway service amenity area, the new Topaz format and Centra.
The ‘future’ theme will be continued during the conference days. Details of presentations from many exciting global innovators are now online, including eight convenience/petroleum industry presidents and chief executive officers from companies including Spar International, Waitrose, Mills Group, NACS, CBX, Sheetz, Rutter's Farm Stores and KSS. The event will also feature senior executives fom Kantar Worldpanel, Convenience Stores News, him!, USP, Applegreen, Epta, Petrobras, Woolworths, Topaz and Fuel Quest.
NACS Show 2010 in Atlanta, USA
5-8 October 2010.
The 2010 NACS Show takes place in Atlanta Georgia, 5-8 October. With over 3,500 convenience stores, Georgia’s $5bn c-store market ranks fifth in the US for the number of convenience stores in the state. The NACS Show Retail Study Tours will take place during the Show around the EXPO and workshop sessions. The retail study tours will take place on the morning of Tuesday 5 October and the afternoons of Wednesday 6 October and Thursday 7 October and will visit a cross section of petroleum and convenience store industry operators in Atlanta.
The retail study tours are a great way for delegates to meet other international retailers and suppliers and gain a valuable insight into US c-store and petroleum ‘best practice’. Delegates also gain a taste of Georgia’s unique culture and meet with local operators. Networking dinners and drinks receptions link international delegates together and are very popular.
The tours will include site visits to leading retail operators within the market including QuikTrip, RaceTrac, Kagaroo (The Pantry), Wholefoods and Publix to name a few.
July 2010 Issue