NACS releases the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool and comprehensive collection of data and trends – the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has released the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data, the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool and most comprehensive collection of data and trends.

Published since 1972, the NACS State of the Industry Report provides valuable information to help industry stakeholders maximize their company’s growth and profitability. This year’s 184-page report examines economic conditions and their potential impact on the industry. A comprehensive selection of charts and tables focus on every area of the industry’s 2013 performance, including financial performance, store operations, merchandising, foodservice, motor fuels sales and quartile analysis.

According to the report, U.S. convenience stores reached record in-store sales in 2013, with sales climbing 2.4% to $204 billion. Combined with motor fuels sales of $491.5 billion, overall convenience store sales were $695.5 billion. Among the in-store categories, foodservice drove profits, accounting for 28.9% of gross profit dollars. Packaged beverages were second, accounting for 19.7% of gross profit dollars. While tobacco products constituted 36.4.0% of in-store revenue dollars, they accounted for only 18.5% of gross margin dollars.

“We are extremely grateful to those who submitted data for this year’s survey. Not only does the NACS State of the Industry Report serve as the industry’s premier benchmarking tool, the data compiled and subsequent analysis serves as a widely credible communications tool in defending our priority issues, both on Capitol Hill and with the national media,” said NACS Director of Research and Statistics Bob Swanson.

Purchasers of the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data will also receive the Fact Book as a downloadable, self-extracting file. Now in its 27th edition, the Fact Book provides a detailed statistical account of industry data over the past several years — or in some cases, decades — as well as a historical recap of the industry and key definitions and events that have shaped it. The Fact Book will be available in late July.

The NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data and the Fact Book are available to NACS member companies (order number 40022067) for $249 ($749 regular price). Additional copies of the State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data with the Fact Book (order number 40022068) are available for $40. The Report/Fact Book package also is available as an electronic PDF edition (order number 40022069) to NACS members for $599 ($1,199 regular price). Orders can be placed online at nacsonline.com/shop or by calling NACS Customer Service at (800) 966-6227.

Note to editors: An industry overview excerpted from the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2013 Data is available upon request.

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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 151,000 stores across the country, posted $696 billion in total sales in 2013, of which $491 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.