Welcome to the second year of the Top 101, and we at CSP can’t say enough about how interesting it has been to compare this year’s list to last year’s. Looking at the new store counts shows just how the landscape is changing for some of the big boys (and the small ones, too). We detail those whirlwind changes on this report.
The 2013 NACS Show is but a happy memory. Whether you had the best time at Restaurant Row, traipsing around the show floor or gallivanting through the metropolis of Atlanta, we have no doubt that those days in mid-October were memorable. More than 22,000 c-store retailers, manufacturers and friends of the industry sampled the wares and inspected programs offered at more than 1,000 booths over four days. What follows are our highlights from general and educational sessions, including tons of photos from those busy days. We hope to run into all of you again next year in Las Vegas (if not much sooner).