NACS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM v Room: B308

Attention Independent Operators: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Do you waste a lot of time, energy and money on a task your competitor completes with ease? This workshop is designed for independent operators (1 to 5 stores) and will teach you the basic “how-to’s” to make you more business savvy. Learn simple methods to make tasks more manageable. In this highly-interactive workshop, you will interact with retail experts who have tackled some of the most common issues.

v Room: B407

Escucha! What You Need to Know about Selling to the Hispanic Consumer

Hispanic immigrants – and their children – are changing the way that America does business. This observation is supported by the fact that since 2000, Hispanics have driven more than 50% of the total population growth in the United States. During this session you’ll learn about various elements of the Hispanic market, attitudes and behaviors relative to shopping at convenience stores, and best practices when marketing to Hispanics. Walk away with practical insights that will help your stores more fully realize the potential of connecting with the Hispanic consumer.

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM v Room: B403

Managing Key Categories

Learn how to manage your key sales and profit in four categories – cigarettes, soft drinks, beer and foodservice beverages. The NACS 2007 SOI reports that these four categories contribute 70% of sales and over 57% of the average c-store gross profits. This seminar will provide you information that you can take back to your store and immediately apply to increase your sales and gross profits.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM v Room: B403

Managing Key Categories (repeat)

Learn how to manage your key sales and profit in four categories – cigarettes, soft drinks, beer and foodservice beverages. The NACS 2007 SOI reports that these four categories contribute 70% of sales and over 57% of the average c-store gross profits. This seminar will provide you information that you can take back to your store and immediately apply to increase your sales and gross profits.

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM v Murphy Ballroom

Industry Leaders Roundtable, Presented by NACS Magazine

One of the most popular and unique components of NACS Magazine has been its monthly leadership interview with CEOs of leading industry supplier companies, conducted by retail CEOs. This session will feature several CEO’s who have participated in the interviews along with CEO’s of leading convenience store chains in a dialogue about the evolving retailing industry, challenges, opportunities and personal perspectives.

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM v Murphy Ballroom

CEO Presentation on Retail Business Strategy

Interested in knowing what a leading retail CEO has to say about strategy, competition, and growth? If so, you won’t want to miss one minute of this general session.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

v Murphy Ballroom

Ideas 2 Go General Session

This fast-paced video presentation delivers the ultimate in store tours. See and hear new ideas that are making a difference in retailers’ operations across the country – and around the world. Make sure you bring your notepad to jot down ideas to take back to your business.

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM v Room: B401-02

Fast, Fresh and Fabulous Foodservice: Are You Dishing Up the Right Mix?

Fresh and healthy foods are what today’s customer is looking for. Listen to industry expert Kevin Higer, Technomic on what consumer behavior is revealing across channels. Whether the approach is commissary-style or at-the-store, you will hear from retailers who have successfully made it “to the top of the food chain.” Do you have what it takes for your customers to give their permission to dine with you?

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM v Room: B404

Brewing the New Coffee Customer

Hot, iced, flavored, or mixed – serve it up however they please. Today’s caffeine-seeking customer is looking for a more sophisticated, fresh offering. While fresh is not always convenient for you to offer, there are other ways to catch your customer’s eye. You don’t have to have the color green in your sign to serve a “greener” product, either. The terms sustainability and Fair Trade Certified are daunting and somewhat overused buzz words these days, but developing strategies that address the triple bottom lines of social, economic, and environmental performance may actually lead to profitability. Hear from notable coffee experts and a retailer that have some simple solutions to make sure you keep your customers hooked.

v Room: B213

Global Store Design Innovations

See the world’s best convenience formats without ever leaving Atlanta! This workshop will feature images and narratives from the most innovative store designs around the globe.

v Room: B308

Gone Green? Cashing in on the Growing “Green” Movement

Businesses across the country from retail giant Wal-Mart to the local family-operated convenience store are making more money by going ‘green.’ Explore a variety of successful business strategies explained by a green marketing and sustainability strategy consultant with 14 years of green experience. Learn how selling more ‘environmentally friendly’ products and services and improving back-room operations will simultaneously reduce costs and improve environmental performance.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM v Room: C105

Defining the Bidding Process for Suppliers of Non-resalable Products

This in-depth workshop will give suppliers of non-resalable products a play-by-play instruction guide on how to break into the convenience store channel. Whether it is preparing RFIs, RFQs or RFPs, suppliers will walk away with the knowledge they need to effectively connect with retailers and increase sales.

v Room: C101

Healthy For Them: Good For Your Bottom Line?

Some reports say that Americans are eating and living healthier. They want snacks and drinks that are functional and fresh. Is this just a trend or is this the way its going to be? Do you need to change your merchandising mix? Find out just what ‘functional foods’ are and if you should stock more of them. Hear what consumers are looking for and from companies that are striving to make them happy.

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM v Room: C102

Extreme Store Makeover – More Than a Facelift

Keep your store portfolio fresh by fixing, remodeling, or demolishing stores. Customers, particularly women want updated looks and safe stores. Hear the latest on how smart retailers evaluate when and how to modernize their store base and what actions they take when money is tight.

v Room: C101

Measuring In-Store Customers

Are you effectively reaching the customers that enter your store ? The Nielsen Company’s In-Store Division and a consortium of retailers, manufacturers and marketers are making great advancements to develop a syndicated system to measure customer traffic within the store. By analyzing this information along with sales data, retailers and product marketers will ultimately be able to identify new advertising opportunities at retail and accurately evaluate the effectiveness of in-store marketing activity. This presentation will address the potential of syndicated audience measurement at convenience stores and its potential to have a profound impact on future marketing strategy. Retailers and manufacturers will also learn how to best capitalize on the changes ahead effective deployment of product displays and in-store signage.

NOVEMBER 6 – 9

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

www.nacsonline.com

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

EVENT SCHEDULE

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cool New Products Preview Room (exclusive access for retailers, wholesalers and distributors)

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Global Forum (Separate registration fee)

9:30 am –11:00am

Supplier Board Meeting

12:00pm – 6:00 pm

International Lounge

12:30pm – 5:00 pm

Atlanta Sightseeing Tours

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Workshops

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

New Member Welcome Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

7:30 am –12:00pm

Cool New Products Preview Room (exclusive access for retailers, wholesalers and distributors)

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

International Lounge

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

9:15 am –10:45 am

Opening General Session

11:00am –12:00 pm

Workshops

12:00pm – 5:30 pm

Expo

12:00pm – 6:00 pm

Cool New Products Preview Room (open to all attendees)

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Food For Thought

7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cool New Products Preview Room (open to all attendees)

7:30 am – 1:30 pm

International Lounge

7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Registration

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Workshops

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Expo

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing General Session

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

NACS Board of Directors/Retail

Member Meeting

6:30 pm –10:00pm

NACS Show 2007 Closing Party and NACSPAC Live Auction

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cool New Products Preview Room (open to all attendees)

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

International Lounge

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Workshops

9:30 am –10:45am

CEO Presentation on Retail Business Strategy General Session

11:00am –12:00pm

Ideas 2 Go General Session

12:00pm – 5:30 pm

Expo

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

International Reception

4669 Absopure Water Company

4460 Alban Distributors Inc.

7076 Alcohol Killer USA, Inc.

6272 American Beverage Corp.

6862 Amerilab Technologies – Drinkin’ Mate

6553 Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

3872 Apple & Eve LLC

6875 B2 Brands, Inc.

3645 BAWLS Guarana

4269 Big Red, Inc.

4269 Big Red, Ltd

3640 Bond Laboratories/Got Fusion

5024 BooKoo Beverages, Inc.

4432 Brain-Twist, Inc.

3439 BSN, Inc.

4959 Bug Juice Brands, Inc.

5072 BYB Brands, Inc.

6567 Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages

5972 Campbell Soup Company

6377 Celsius, Inc.

6873 Chaser – Living Essentials

4864 Cheerwine Beverage Corp.

6767 Clearly Canadian Brands

3544 CL-One Energy Drink

6853 Coors Brewing Company

4275 Cott Beverages, Inc.

5927 Crown Imports

5469 CRUNK Energy Drink, LLC

4263 Cytosport Beverage Company

6173 Dairy Farmers of America

4142 Dean Foods, WhiteWave Foods

5173 Del Monte Foods/ Bloom Energy

6227 DIAGEO-Guinness USA

6827 Dole Packaged Foods

3931 Drinks That Work, Inc.

4072 DS Waters of America, Inc.

5464 DZL Productions, LLC

4433 E & J Gallo Wine Co.

4436 EPIC Nutrition

4436 EPIC Nutrition

4257 Extreme East Coast

7476 F&F Foods, Inc.

4325 Fiji Water

6872 Fillmore Street Brewery – Pimp Juice

4235 Florida’s Natural Growers a div. of Citrus World, Inc.

4872 Frappio, Inc.

3663 FRS Company

4552 Function Drinks

3546 Geloso Beverage Group

4935 Glaceau

5466 Goya Foods Inc.

3861 Hat Trick Beverages

6243 Heineken USA

3629 High Falls Brewery

6163 Honest Tea, Inc.

3473 Hooters Energy Drink

6767 Hydrive Energy LLC, Inov8 Beverage Company

6865 Iceland Spring

3725 Icelandic Glacial, Inc.

3453 Impulse One, LLC dba Red Devil USA

3553 In Zone Brands Inc.

4363 Inko’s White Tea

6266 Interex Corp.

3854 Iron Horse Beverage LLC

240 Javo Beverage Company

5363 Jones Soda Co.

4563 Kan-Pak, LLC

3771 Kool-Bev/Beverages Unlimited dba Crazy Horse Energy Drink

5641 Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

5063 Kronik Energy

6378 Labrada Nutrition

7237 LifeForceV – Functional Brands

6868 Liquid Ice Energy Drink

3731 Liquid Lightning, Inc.

7570 Mad Croc Brand, Inc.

4765 Meridian Beverage Company, Inc

6073 Metromint

4227 Mike’s Hard Lemonade

5653 Miller Brewing Company

5374 Monarch Custom Beverages

6462 Monster Beverage Company

4333 Mud Coffee

6977 Najaro Group, Inc.

5163 Naked Juice

4468 Nestle FoodServices North America

7753 Nestle USA

4439 Nestle Waters North America, Inc.

4172 Nitro 2 Go Inc.

3753 Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc.

3642 Novamex, Inc.

3959 NULAB Inc.

4525 Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

4255 On Go Energy Shot

4354 Pacific Blue Corporation

5039 PepsiCo, Inc.

6277 Premium Energy LLC

6374 Pri-Pak Inc.

4069 Pro Player Beverage, Inc.

4025 Redline

3637 Reed’s Inc.

4834 Rockstar Energy Drink

5272 Scottish & Newcastle Importers

1431 Shock Coffee

6376 Stay Alert Energy

4866 Sunny Delight Beverages

5172 Superfly Energy Company

3543 TalkingRain Beverage Co.

5263 The Boston Beer Company

5663 The Coca-Cola Company

5735 The Jolt Company, Inc. dba Wet Planet Beverages

5252 The Organic Beverage Company

3925 Tradewinds Beverage Company

4454 Vital Lifestyle Water

4876 Watermark Innovation, LLC

6366 Whitney Foods, Inc.

3735 Who’s Your Daddy Inc. dba Who’s Your Daddy Energy Drink

4973 Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.

3953 XL Energy Drink Corp.

3559 XYIENCE, Inc.

3843 Zipfizz

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