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New NACS program to help convenience retailers achieve their foodservice sales potential

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 23, 2009)—A new program to nurture and grow foodservice excellence among convenience retailers was unveiled by NACS President and CEO Hank Armour at the NACS Show during the opening general session.

The opportunity to dramatically grow foodservice sales, which already account for nearly one in every seven dollars spent inside convenience stores, is almost unlimited, Armour said. To help retailers achieve their sales potential, NACS is launching the NACS Center for Achieving Foodservice Excellence, also known as the NACS CAFÉ.

“The NACS CAFÉ is designed to bring compelling value to both small companies just getting into foodservice and sophisticated retailers already in the business,” said Armour.

NACS CAFÉ, which debuts in early 2010, will provide certified training programs for foodservice managers, supervisors and corporate directors through a series of online computer-based training modules and on-campus educational programs, as well as through a Web-based resource center.

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