NACS Announces a New Partnership to Expand Its Global Presence
ALEXANDRIA, VA — NACS has selected The Murphy Group LLC to serve as its relationship partner for Central and South America as part of its expanding Global Partner Program. The agreement will allow NACS to enhance interactions with Latin American retailers and to share best practices via industry-specific events, regional reports and networking opportunities.
Through its Global Partner Program, NACS brings together international retail and supplier members to help foster and leverage relationships across various regions of the world. These working relationships expose global partners to valuable marketing opportunities, best practices, regional issues and strategies for capturing new customers. NACS has entered into similar agreements with Insight Research for the European market and Jifeng Petroleum Consulting for the market in China.
“No other retail channel shares ideas the way ours does, and that has been true since our founding in 1961,” said NACS President and CEO Hank Armour. “Our Global Partner Program facilitates the sharing of ideas and information on a more global level.”
“The Murphy Group LLC is widely known and respected throughout Central and South America. We are very enthusiastic about leveraging the power of NACS and its regional global partners to share existing business platforms and competencies with a more broad and global audience.”
“We are honored to be selected as the NACS partner for Latin America” said Jeff Murphy, Managing Director of TMG; “We appreciate the value that NACS bring to its global members and this agreement formalizes our long standing relationship with NACS. We will continue to work closely with NACS and its members to attain their objectives through sharing of ideas; networking and participation in value-added global events.”
Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 148,000 stores across the country, posted $681 billion in total sales in 2011, of which $486 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,200 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies that do business in nearly 50 countries.
The Murphy Group LLC (murphygroupllc.com) is a global consultancy focused on the fuel and convenience retailing industry. The firm is dedicated to generating increased profit for fuel/convenience retailers and selected suppliers. Its services includes market entry strategies, mergers/acquisitions, brand development, operational improvement and best practice benchmarking.