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NACS Show, October 11-14, will feature an extra day of general sessions

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 2015 NACS Show will feature an extra day of general sessions in addition to more than 55 educational sessions spread over the four-day event. The event also will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors in a massive 400,000 net-square-foot expo.

The NACS Show will take place October 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The NACS Show combines world-class education with cutting-edge products and services all wrapped up in the best networking event in the convenience and retailing industry,” said NACS Chairman Steve Loehr, vice president of operations at LaCrosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip. “The added fourth day of general sessions further cements the NACS Show as a can’t-miss event for anyone selling convenience.”

The general session speakers are:

  • Chris McChesney, global practice leader of execution for Franklin Covey, and national best-selling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution.
  • Connie Podesta, an award-winning author, comedian and expert in the psychology of human relations, as well as sales and leadership.
  • John Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market.

On the last day of the NACS Show, the general session will debut the 2015 NACS Ideas 2 Go video program that will feature behind-the-scenes looks at nine exceptional convenience retailers, showcasing the industry’s best practices and most innovative operators. An archive of previous Ideas 2 Go segments is hosted online at

Each general session also will feature keynotes from NACS leadership, including President and CEO Henry Armour; 2014-15 NACS Chairman Steve Loehr; and incoming 2015-16 NACS Chairman Jack Kofdarali, president of J & T Management Company Inc. in Corona, California. Reflecting the growing international scope of the NACS Show, the general sessions will be once again translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and select educational sessions will be translated into Portuguese and Spanish.

The NACS Show is ranked as one of the top 40 largest trade shows in the United States. More than 20,000 attendees from 60-plus countries are at the 2015 NACS Show in Las Vegas.. For the most up-to-date news and information on the event, go to

NOTE: Photographs of the speakers are available upon request.


Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS ( is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 152,700 stores across the country, posted $696.1 billion in total sales in 2014, of which $482.6 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.

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