ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2014-9-19— /EPR Retail News/ — The convenience and fuel retailing industry’s deepest video archives just became more accessible with the launch of the new NACS Ideas 2 Go website at nacsonline.com/ideas2go.
The site allows retailers to search for best practices by topic from dozens of Ideas 2 Go video segments. It also showcases NACS Magazine Ideas 2 Go articles and allows retailers to submit ideas to NACS for consideration for future Ideas 2 Go segments.
The diversity of the industry is represented in these online video segments, from innovative one-store operators delivering exceptional foodservice (Chef Point Café, The Corner Deli & Grill), community partnerships (Papa’s Healthy Food & Fuel, Johnny Junxions) or an acclaimed growler program (Stop and Go Mini Mart) to some of the more recognized convenience retailers in North America (Maverik, Kwik Trip, Parker’s, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, Alimentation Couche-Tard). Segments also profile unique truck stop operations (Jubitz Travel Center, Russell’s Truck & Travel Center) and even a few retailers often thought of as outside the traditional convenience channel (Stew Leonard’s, Duane Reade).
Since its debut in 1994, Ideas 2 Go has featured hundreds of interviews with retailers from 38 states and six countries, sharing best practices related to their operations, both in store and in their community. The annual Ideas 2 Go general session at the NACS Show brings thousands of attendees together to learn about innovative new ideas and is regularly one of the NACS Show’s highest-rated programs.
“There is nothing like Ideas 2 Go in our industry — or any other industry, for that matter, But that’s to be expected because our industry is unique in its willingness to share ideas, and that sense of collaboration and vision is captured in these segments,” said NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard.
The Ideas 2 Go website showcases the industry’s best practices not only to retailers but to the community at large. “The online platform also allows us to show — quite literally — community groups and legislators how convenience stores serve and enhance their communities. We feel that the videos and stories allow us to better tell our industry’s story,” added Lenard.
The initial launch of the Ideas 2 Go website features all 43 stores profiled from 2010 to 2013. Additional videos from years prior will be continually be added to the site.