COLFAX, IA, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina today announced that she will participate in the NACS In Store program, in which she will have the opportunity to work behind the counter of a convenience store, interact with members of the local community and have conversations with community members about issues important to them.
The special event, hosted in partnership with NACS, will be held on January 26, 2016, at the Kum & Go located at 1200 N. Walnut Street in Colfax, Iowa from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
“Convenience stores are the anchor of communities across the country, and they are also where community conversations take place,” said Henry Armour, NACS president and CEO. “More than half of the country visits a convenience store on a daily basis, whether to buy fuel, use the ATM, wash their cars or quickly buy snacks, drinks or meals. The NACS In Store program gives elected officials a perfect opportunity to experience how these stores serve the public in their home districts.”
More than 30 NACS In Store events have been completed with members of Congress to experience firsthand the community experience that takes place at their local convenience stores. This event marks the second presidential candidate event of 2016; NACS held an In Store event with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on January 8. Both Democrats and Republicans have received invitations to participate in these events.
“We believe our elected officials will emerge with an even more intimate understanding not only of convenience stores’ challenges but also of their many contributions across the economic, social and cultural spectrum,” Armour said. “And over time, convenience store owners and the customers and communities they serve should benefit from policies that spur further growth, prosperity and innovation in the sector.”
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 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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