In February, NACS
welcomed Eboni Russell as
retail membership man-
ager. As part of the NACS
retail membership team,
she will support all aspects
of retail member retention and recruitment.
Russell comes to NACS from the National
Association of Minority Automobile Dealers,
where she was a membership executive. Prior
to that she worked at the Virginia Commonwealth University Adult Learning Resource
Center and Literacy Institute. She graduated
from Virginia Commonwealth University with a
degree in sociology.
MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS
In Memoriam: CHESTER CADIEUX
Labor is a hot topic. Whether it’s controlling costs,
navigating minimum wage regulations or competing
for a skilled workforce, convenience retailers are
keenly focused on labor issues. And because labor is
also one of the highest costs of doing business, having
exceptional talent on board is essential for success.
With the release of the NACS State of the Industry
Compensation Report of 2015 Data, companies can
benchmark themselves in areas such as compensation levels, staff turnover and benefits metrics.
This year’s report compiles data from more than 80
NACS 1970-1971 President and Quik Trip Co-founder Chester Cadieux died on
March 14 at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 84.
For nearly 44 years, Cadieux guided Quik Trip as president and CEO
through many challenges as it successfully expanded into multiple states.
Over the years, his business acumen and charitable spirit were recognized by numerous awards and honors.
Cadieux was named to the University of Tulsa Business Hall of Fame,
the Tulsa Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He was also an
Ernst and Young Southwest Retail-Wholesale Entrepreneur of the Year
and an inductee of the Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Fame.
Quik Trip was named to Fortune magazine’s Best Places to Work list for
the 14th straight year just a few weeks ago.
In addition to overseeing Quik Trip’s journey, Cadieux served as chairman of the Phillips Theological
Seminary, the Tulsa River Parks Authority Board of Trustees and the Tulsa Area United Way. He also served
on the boards of Wawa, Inc., Leaders Life Insurance Company and several other organizations.
As NACS president, Cadieux served at the start of a tumultuous decade for the industry: convenience store operators coped with the energy crisis, price controls, gasoline shortages, record food
price inflation and increased competition. Yet in spite of these challenges, the industry flourished.
Cadieux is survived by his wife Debbie, his six children, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
1970-71 NACS President
c-store companies representing nearly
12,000 stores across the country.
The report provides access to data
dissected by firm size, region and location type to help retail companies
set new fiscal year priorities, better understand underlying drivers of their company’s performance and compare their workforce investments
against industry averages in key HR categories such
as compensation, turnover and benefits by position
and exemption status.
The NACS State of the Industry Compensation Report of 2015 Data (order number 40022075) is
available to NACS members in PDF format for $175 ($275 non-member price). Orders can be placed
online at nacsonline.com/compreport or by calling Reed Armstrong, NACS products and services
manager, at (703) 518-4291, or firstname.lastname@example.org.