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The CAR WASH SHOW™ coming to LasVegas
LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2013) – The Car Wash Show™ 2013, presented by the International Carwash Association® is the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show. Catering to car wash owners and operators, and equipment and supply manufacturers, the show will be held April 22-24, 2013, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Highlights of the show include the following:
> More than 300 vendors will showcase industry products and services on the trade show floor
> Keynote Address from NBA Legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson
> Expert-led education sessions and seminars
> Innovative New Product Gallery
> New Investor Seminar
For other news and updates about The Car Wash Show™ 2013, visit www.TheCarWashShow.com.
About the International Carwash Association
The International Carwash Association® is the non-profit trade group representing the retail and supply segments of the professional car wash industry in North America and around the globe. With 2,000 member companies representing more than 15,000 car wash locations in nearly two dozen countries, the Association is the voice of the professional car wash industry. The Association produces The Car Wash Show™, the world's largest car wash convention and trade show; publishes CAR WASH magazine, the preferred source of information for the car wash business leader; administers the WaterSavers® environmental recognition program; and provides Wash Count™, a tool for car wash operators to benchmark their business results. To learn more, visit www.carwash.org.
Core-Mark joins NACDA's Board of Directors
NACDA is proud to announce that Core-Mark has joined its Board of Directors. Core-Mark's representative is Chuck Arcand.
Core-Mark is one of the largest broad-line, full-service marketers and distributors of packaged consumer products in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark provides distribution and logistics services as well as marketing programs to over 29,000 retail locations across the United States and Canada through its 28 distribution centers. Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, mass merchandisers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry consumer packaged goods.
Chuck Arcand has been with Core-mark since November of 2009 when he joined the company as Food Service Manager for the Calgary Division. He has more recently embraced the position of General Sales Manager. Chuck has brought to Core-Mark 15 years of Sales, Marketing, Purchasing and Distribution knowledge.
"Core-Mark brings experience and knowledge to NACDA's Board of Directors" explains Raymond Bouchard, Chairman of the Board. "The company is well positioned to represent all the Canadian distributors-wholesalers and manufacturers out there. NACDA can only benefit from this addition."
1695 Laval Boulevard, Suite 410
Laval, QC H7S 2M2
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Working
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Working with PayPal to Simplify Paying at the Pump More gas stations and convenience stores around the world will now be able to offer mobile and digital payments Gilbarco Veeder-Root has announced that it is working with PayPal on digital payment and other mobile solutions to be offered to Gilbarco customers worldwide. The initial effort will launch the PayPal payment capability to retailers with Passport® point-of-sale. Future developments will bring PayPal solutions to Gilbarco’s growing suite of media and merchandising applications.
“The PayPal mobile solution will be a cornerstone of our suite of retail applications,” says Mike Schulte, President of Gilbarco North America. This collaboration enables retailers to connect more effectively with customers and simplifies the way people pay for fuel and purchase in-store items. Once fully integrated with Gilbarco’s other products, such as Applause™ TV, it has the potential to provide retailers with an unparalleled communication channel to drive loyalty and higher sales.
According to Don Kingsborough, Vice President of Retail Services, PayPal. PayPal wants to be where consumers shop every day and by collaborating with Gilbarco, one of the leaders in the convenience store and fuel industry, it has the potential to put them into thousands of locations.
J.B. Cadrin Inc. and Jean-Paul Beaudry Ltée
J.B. Cadrin Inc. and Jean-Paul Beaudry Ltée join forces and become Beaudry & Cadrin Inc. NACDA is proud to announce that, since February 17th 2013, J.B. Cadrin Inc. and Jean-Paul Beaudry Ltée are now grouped under the company Cadrin & Beaudry Inc. The two entities will continue however to function independently under the names: J.B. Cadrin Distributeur en alimentation and Jean-Paul Beaudry Grossiste en alimentation. Each division will keep its distribution centre and its staff.
New Lower kVAR StacoVAR® Mini
Helps Control Power Factor for Car Washes Staco Energy Products has introduced the new lower kVAR cost efficient StacoVAR® mini – a wall mountable automatic power factor correction bank which is ideal for car washes of all kinds, including self-serve washes, in-bay automatics, tunnels, and others. The motors which these facilities rely on for their vacuum stations, conveyors, blowers, pumps, and more, are inherently inefficient – resulting in poor power factor. This new product line extension utilizes the same components as the existing StacoVAR® mini, to maintain the desired power factor level through a microprocessor based controller which adjusts to system load conditions. Models are available from 11.5 to 28 kvar at 208V, 15 to 37.5 kvar at 240V, and 28 to 75 kvar at 480V.
This compact high quality design includes capacitors, reactors, contactors and fuses – and is UL Listed. Capacitors include a 5-year warranty.
“If utility invoicing includes terms like ‘KVA demand’ or ‘adjusted (or billed) kw demand’ or ‘reactive power’ said Rich Zuccaro, Staco Power Factor Program Manager, “then they are likely paying a penalty or surcharge for poor power factor. If that is the case, then they can benefit from StacoVAR® mini extended range kvar technology– often achieving payback in two years or less.
For more information call 866-266-1191, or visit
HoneyBar introduces 5-Bar Retail Boxes
HoneyBar Products has begun shipping their new 5-bar retail boxes. These new boxes are available for their top 3 HoneyBar flavours–Trail Mix, Cranberry and Sweet & Salty and have a suggested retail price of $5.99. HoneyBar Products International Inc. produces all-natural snack bars made with variouscombinations of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, rolled oats and other similar ingredients, all held together withonly honey. They also produce private label and co-pack bars for various companies in the USA and Canada. For further information visit
In this Issue:
Canada has the World’s Second Highest Fee.
Structure for Credit Card Transactions.
Social Media – Are you connecting with your customers and community?
Building Car Wash business through fleet accounts.
Fireworks – Rocket sales with a bang!
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