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Critical Tobacco Update: Local Restrictions to FDA Regulations

With tobacco continuing to be a top in-store category for convenience retailers, this webinar will focus on local, state, and federal tobacco-related legislation and regulations. NATO Executive Director and Legal Counsel Thomas Briant will review and explain the current tobacco legislative landscape beginning with the city and county levels, to state legislatures, to Congress. In addition, pending FDA tobacco regulations will be discussed including the September 9, 2020 deadline for manufacturers to file Pre-Market Tobacco Applications to keep their tobacco products and electronic nicotine products on the market as well as the status of the FDA’s new graphic cigarette health warnings. NATO is the leading national retail trade association that dedicates its resources exclusively to assisting retailers respond to proposed tobacco restrictions at every level of government. Convenience retailers turn to NATO for information, education, and grassroots activism on every tobacco issue whether it be on the local, state or federal level. SPEAKER: Tom Briant, Executive Director, National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) View On...
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What is Blockchain and How Will It Affect You?

Blockchain technology is simply a record of data that is distributed and managed by cluster of computers. The technology continues to expand into almost anywhere information is stored and will eventually impact how retail data is collected. YEO Board Chairman Jeremie Myhren explains what retailers need to know. SPEAKERS: John Lofstock, Executive Director, The National Advisory Group Jeremie Myhren, Chief Information Officer, Road Ranger, Chairman, Young Executives Organization (YEO) View On...
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Emerging Trends in Foodservice

Foodservice gains have led many c-store operators to boost their store footprints with open kitchens, ordering kiosks and dining space. Now many chains are getting into delivery and mobile ordering. C-store foodservice programs seem to have unlimited possibilities but only those who understand what customers are looking for will be successful. Our expert panel will outline what retailers can expect over the next three years. SPEAKERS: Kalen Frese, Food Service Director, Warrenton Oil Co. Sharif Jamal, Director, Brand Development, Chestnut Petroleum Tim Powell, Managing Principal, Foodservice IP View On...
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Employee Recruiting and Retention Strategies

No matter the industry, staffing turnover is a naturally occurring part of the business world. However, excessive employee turnover can affect the efficiency of a company. The costs of recruiting and retraining new employees can have a severely negative impact on your overall bottom line. Learn how leading retailers are finding great employees and going the extra mile to keep them. SPEAKERS: Greg Ehrlich, President, Friendship Foods Mel Kleiman, President and CEO, Humetrics Inc. View On...
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Effective Leadership: The Best Ways to Manage People

Today’s convenience store chains face a unique challenge. Despite recognizing the value of improving their leadership pipelines and making investments in leadership development, nearly 30% of them still describe their candidate pool as “weak” or “very weak.” The session will examine the characteristics of great leadership and what young professionals can do to get ahead in their careers. A Young Executives Organization (YEO) exclusive for the convenience store industry’s next generation leaders. SPEAKERS: David Caruso, Director, Stewart’s Shops Linda McKenna, Managing Partner, EPS Inc. View On...
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Data Privacy Requirements: What Convenience Stores Need to Know

States across the country are introducing privacy laws, which are focused on consumers’ data protection rights. These laws give customers the right to opt out of having their personal information being stored by businesses. Retail companies must also be transparent with the kinds of data they collect from customers including things like address, email, driver’s license number, telephone number and much more. These will impact how convenience store companies collect and store data. This session will help retailers navigate the changing laws. SPEAKERS: Alan J. Thiemann, General Councel, Conexxus Bill Hanifan, Founder and CEO, Hanifan Loyalty by Impact 21 View On...
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Executing a Safer Retail and Foodservice Program

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way convenience retailers operate stores and sell foodservice items. This new world reality will have a lasting impact on everything from store marketing and training to retail design and. The big question is what did retailers learn during this crisis about keeping customers and employees, and still maintaining in-store sales. This session will also focus on what steps experts are recommending to be more prepared in the event of another pandemic. SPEAKERS: Joy Almekies, Senior Director Food Services, Global Partners Gus Olympidis, President and CEO, Family Express Jessica Williams, Founder & CEO, Food Forward Thinking   Register to...
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