Senator Bill Cassidy to Participate in NACS In Store Event at Local Convenience Store

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Senator Bill Cassidy (LA) today announced that he will participate in the NACS In Store program of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), in which he will work behind the counter, interact with members of the local community and have conversations with community members about issues important to them.

The special event, hosted in partnership with NACS, will be held on July 1, 2015 at the St. Romain Oil Company, Inc. (Y-Not-Stop) located at 8091 Highway 71 S, Alexandria, LA 71302 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“Convenience stores are vital small businesses that provide essential services to time-starved consumers with one-stop shopping, grab-and-go food service, a variety of merchandise and fast transactions,” said Senator Cassidy. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to participate in the NACS In Store program and witness firsthand the many benefits convenience stores offer to the residents of Alexandria.”

“Convenience stores are the anchor of communities across the country, and they are also where community conversations take place,” said Henry Armour, NACS President and CEO. “More than half of the country visits a convenience store on a daily basis, whether to buy fuel, use the ATM, wash their cars or quickly buy snacks, drinks or meals. The NACS In Store program gives elected officials a perfect opportunity to experience how these stores serve the public in their home districts.”

More than a dozen NACS In Store events are scheduled for 2015 across the country for Members of Congress to experience firsthand the community experience that takes place at their local convenience stores.

“We believe our elected officials will emerge with an even more intimate understanding not only of convenience stores’ challenges but also of their many contributions across the economic, social and cultural spectrum,” Armour said. “And over time, convenience store owners and the customers and communities they serve should benefit from policies that spur further growth, prosperity and innovation in the sector.”

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