ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has released the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 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 203-page report examines economic conditions and their potential impact on the industry. The report includes a comprehensive selection of charts and tables that focus on every area of the industry’s 2015 performance, including financials, store operations, merchandising, foodservice, fuels sales and quartile analysis.
According to the report, U.S. convenience stores reached record in-store sales of $225.8 billion in 2015, higher than overall industry sales in 1998. Overall industry sales for 2015 reached $574.8 billion, evidence that the value of convenience continues to resonate with consumers.
“The comprehensive NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data is a compelling testament to retailers’ desire to move the convenience industry forward. Future profitability means using the best tools available and thanks to our retail survey participants, the new and more visual report provides the best possible industry benchmarks and insights. Furthermore, sharing data means that the convenience store industry has the best information available to support our positions legislatively both at the grass roots level and national levels,” said NACS Director of Research and Statistics Bob Swanson. “Only with the deep involvement of retailers sharing their data and other key supplier partnerships is such a report possible. We appreciate all NACS retailers who participated and encourage others to do so in the future.”
Purchasers of the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data will also receive the Fact Book as a downloadable, self-extracting file. Now in its 29th 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 2015 Data (hard copy, with the Fact Book download link) is available for purchase online to NACS member companies (order number 40022077) for $249 ($749 regular price). Additional hard copies of the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data (order number 40022081) are available for $40 but must be ordered by telephone. The Report/Fact Book package also is available for purchase online in electronic PDF (order number 40222078) to NACS members for $599 ($1,199 regular price) — please note that the PDF version is locked to disable printing and to prevent unlawful duplication. Orders can be placed online at nacsonline.com/soi or by calling NACS Customer Service at (800) 966-6227. Hard copies usually ship next business day, and electronic formats usually fulfill within two business days.
Note to editors: An industry overview excerpted from the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data is available upon request.
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 154,000 stores across the country, conducts 160 million transactions a day, sells 80% of the fuel purchased in the country and had total sales of $575 billion in 2015. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,700 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.
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