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By Mehgan Belanger
ATLANTA -- For the four days the convenience industry descended on the Georgia World Congress Center here, camaraderie, collaboration and celebration were in the air as thousands joined to discover the next thing that will propel their business forward in 2008 -- whether that be new products, ideas or partnerships.
CSNews Online got the chance to speak with outgoing NACS president and CEO, Hank Armour, who said "for every major trend, there is a market opportunity at the opposite end." To see what this means for the convenience channel, and what else Armour told CSNews Online, click the link below:
Educational sessions on the last day focused on independent operators' business. One of the sessions -- called Protecting You, Your People and Your Business -- focused on simple steps single-store or independent operators can take to prevent crime, and how to handle criminal situations when they occur. To read what the session recommended, click the following link:
Meanwhile, another educational session showed attendees how to understand the differences between the genders, both inside the office and out. Find out how to communicate effectively with employees of the opposite gender, and how to correctly answer the question of "which shoes should I wear?" by clicking the link below:
With the close of the NACS Show, the doors closed on the cool new products preview room. To see which products in the room were the most popular by number of scans by attendees, click the following link:
And for complete NACS Show 2007 coverage, click the link below: