ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Palak Patel has joined NACS as an analyst-programmer. Before coming to NACS, Patel interned at i3Solutions and worked at George Mason University. She also tutored other students in Java programming and web development at Northern Virginia Community College.Patel earned a BS in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University with a concentration in database and programming.
Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 151,000 stores across the country, posted $696 billion in total sales in 2013, of which $491 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.