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Let NATSO Connect Keynote Speakers Know What You Want to Learn

Posted in: The NATSO Show

The goal of NATSO Connect is to bring truckstop and travel plaza operators in direct contact with the thought leaders that can help them thrive in the future, and this year’s keynotes at have been re-engineered with a focus on truckstop input.

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Highlights from Day One of NATSO Connect

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show

NATSO has redesigned its annual tradeshow to deliver the connections truckstops need to adapt the way they do business in order to thrive amidst ongoing disruption and increased competition, and the excitement at NATSO Connect kicks off on Feb. 10 in Nashville, Tenn.

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McLane Kitchen Added at The NATSO Show

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show

McLane is bringing a small portion of the McLane Kitchen to The NATSO Show! To prepare NATSO Show attendees for this great show addition, I sat down with McLane to prepare this Q and A on all the must-know McLane Kitchen questions.

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Three Ways to Appeal to Customers Shared at The NATSO Show

Posted in: The NATSO Show, Marketing & Retail

The overall feel and look of a location as well as the mix of products on the shelves can help boost sales and reinforce the company’s brand. During The NATSO Show 2016, Ed Leddy a retail, food service and truckstop expert, took part in Snap Learning sessions on the show floor and shared quick tips on ways operators can appeal to customers.

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Three Ways to Spur Food Sales Shared at The NATSO Show

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show

Food sales are becoming a bigger part of operators’ sales, particularly as other categories, such as tobacco, are dropping. When it comes to grab-and-go foods, today’s customers are looking for speed as well as service, and there are a number of ways truckstop and travel plaza operators provide both to customers. During The NATSO Show 2016, Ed Leddy a retail, food service and truckstop expert, took part in Snap Learning sessions on the show floor and shared his thoughts on ways operators can provide even more convenience to customers.

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Count Down to Election Day

Posted in: Our Legislative and Regulatory Issues, The NATSO Show

We're coming down the electoral home stretch (at last!).

With Election Day less than one week away, it increasingly looks like Americans will elect Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States. It also appears that Democrats will win some seats in the House of Representatives, but not enough to regain a majority.

The Senate races are where the real "action" will be on Election Night. Democrats need to pick up just four seats (assuming Mrs. Clinton wins the Presidency) to regain majority control of the upper congressional chamber.

Although I plan to deliver a detailed post-election analysis and preview of the next Congress and Presidential Administration at The NATSO Show on Monday, January 23, 2017, I wanted to share some information now that you may find helpful.

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A Dozen Fast Facts About the Home of The NATSO Show 2017

Posted in: The NATSO Show

When they aren’t walking the show floor or networking with fellow operators, attendees at The NATSO Show may want to take some time to explore Savannah, which is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country. The city was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe, and it has been the site of significant historical events, movie sets and more.

Here are 12 fast facts about Savannah.

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See What The NATSO Show is About [Video]

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show, Leadership & Strategy

Watch a video to see what The NATSO Show is about.

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Ten More Great Ideas from The NATSO Show

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show

Operators who attended the Great Ideas Session at The NATSO Show 2016 know the workshop was a flurry of activity. Independent truckstop and travel plaza operators joined together to inspire each other with their latest ideas. Dozens of ideas were flowing back and forth.

We have already shared 10 great ideas that came out of the conference. Now here are 10 more.

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Ten Reasons to Attend The NATSO Show [Infographic]

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show, Leadership & Strategy

Learn 10 reasons truckstop and travel plaza owners, managers, buyers and staff who want to increase their industry knowledge, grow their business contacts and buy new products should attend The NATSO Show!

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