Keep America Beautiful and NACS partner for a new guide on trash management

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STAMFORD, Conn., 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Keep America Beautiful and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have partnered to produce the new resource, “Being a Good Neighbor: A Guide to Reducing Litter, Managing Trash and Encouraging Recycling.” The guide provides quick and easy tips for convenience stores to improve […]

Tyson Foods and NACS team up to donate 36,060 pounds of protein to help fight hunger in the Chicagoland area

Chicago, Ill., 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tyson Foods, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) partnered today (Oct. 16, 2017) to donate a truckload of protein totaling 36,060 pounds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help fight hunger in the Chicagoland area. The Food Depository will distribute the donated food, […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: consumers optimistic about the economy as gas prices fall

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers have seen gas prices fall after the temporary supply disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and they say they are more optimistic about the economy, according to the latest national NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Americans say that they have seen gas prices fall 9 cents […]

NACS: Economic optimism among American consumers held steady this month despite rise in gas prices

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Economic optimism among American gasoline consumers held steady this month, despite a seven-cent climb in the price of gasoline, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels survey. NACS, which represents the convenience store industry that sells an estimated 80% of the fuel sold in the country, has […]

NACS and DHS Blue Campaign partner to raise public awareness about human trafficking

​ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign to help combat human trafficking. Through this alliance with the DHS Blue Campaign, NACS will provide the DHS Blue Campaign’s training and awareness materials—including posters, handouts and other materials—to members free […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: As gas prices decline, Americans more optimistic about the economy

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Another decline in gas prices helped fuel Americans’ optimism about the economy to near record levels, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. The U.S. convenience store industry sells an estimated 80% of the fuel sold in the country, and NACS has conducted monthly surveys related […]

NACS Consumer Fuels survey: Americans much more likely than in past years to hit the roads this summer

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — American drivers are much more likely than in years past to be hitting the roads as summer drive season begins, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels survey. Nearly three in ten (29%) consumers say they will drive more in the coming month, an 11-point jump increase […]

NACS survey: Low gas prices likely to increase summer vacation spending but won’t lead to longer trips

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Low gas prices will likely lead to increased summer vacation spending but won’t lead to longer trips, according to a survey of gas customers conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), which represents the industry that sells an estimated 80% of the gas purchased in […]

NACS survey: Americans say that low gas prices are good for the economy

​New National Survey Also Finds That Prices Would Have to Increase to $3.37 per Gallon Before Consumers Begin to Curtail Driving ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans overwhelmingly say that low gas prices are good for the economy and that gas prices would have to increase by more than $1 per gallon […]

NACS: Americans seeking out fueling locations based on quality of food and beverages

New National Survey Shows Growing Trend of Consumers Seeking Out High-Quality Food and Beverages as Part of Fueling Experience ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans are increasingly seeking out fueling locations based on the quality of the food associated with the gas station, according to new national survey results released today (3/29/2017) […]

NACS: Consumer optimism is at an all-time high Despite rising gasoline prices

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite rising gasoline prices, three in five (61%) gasoline consumers report feeling optimistic about the state of the economy, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels survey. Consumer optimism is at an all-time high across the four-plus years the national survey has […]

NACS survey: Americans are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fall

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A majority of Americans (57%) are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fell by 5 cents per gallon over the past month, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey of U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle at least […]

NACS survey: Consumer optimism strong at the start of 2017 despite continued rise in gasoline prices

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism remains very strong at the start of 2017 despite a continued rise in gasoline prices. For the third month in a row, a majority of consumers (57%) say they are optimistic about the economy—despite gas prices rising all three months, according to the latest National […]

NACS survey: Americans more likely to go out and shop this holiday season compared to previous years

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The continued economic optimism that is driving the stock market to new highs may have the same effect on holiday shopping and travel, according to the results of a new national consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). A record 60% of U.S. fuel […]

NACS: U.S. convenience store industry invested more than $6 billion in upgrading stores in 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. convenience store industry cumulatively invested more than $6 billion in upgrading stores in communities across the country in 2015, according to industry metrics announced today (10/18/2016) by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). The average cost of a store remodel in 2015 was $409,582, up […]

NACS survey: 77% of Americans favorable toward a new convenience store being opened in their area

ALEXANDRIA, VA , 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly three in four (71%) Americans say that convenience stores are a good fit with their community’s values and an even higher percentage (77%) say they would be “very” or “somewhat” favorable toward a new convenience store being opened in their area, according to a national […]

NACS survey: Educational value were job benefits cited by Americans who worked in a convenience store

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — One in six American adults has worked in a convenience store, gas station or corner store, and they say that their job gave them valuable experience in how to work with people and how to run a business, according to a national consumer survey released today by […]

NACS and Tyson Foods help fight hunger with donation to Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta, Ga., 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tyson Foods, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) partnered today ( Oct. 17, 2016 ) to donate a truckload of protein to Atlanta Community Food Bank to help eliminate hunger in the greater Atlanta area. Atlanta Community Food Bank, which serves 29 counties, will […]

NACS survery: Convenience retailer optimism picked up sharply as sales remained strong for the first nine months of the year

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience retailer optimism picked up sharply as sales of both in-store items and motor fuels remained strong for the first nine months of the year, according to a survey of retailers released today (10/4/2016) by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More than two in three […]

NACS: U.S. consumer optimism remained stable despite increase in gas prices over the past month

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite a 10-cent increase in gas prices over the past month, U.S. consumer optimism about the overall state of the U.S. economy remained stable according to the latest national consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). U.S. fuel consumers quickly noticed this month’s price […]

NACS releases new online toolkit on how convenience store operators increase sales of better-for-you items

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has published a new online toolkit for retailers that shares eight easy to implement, low-cost and proven examples of how convenience store operators can successfully grow their healthy offer and increase sales of better-for-you items. Through the NACS reFresh initiative, the new online Ideas That Work to […]

National Safe Place Network CEO Laurie Jackson featured in Convenience Matters episode “Convenience Stores as Safe Places”

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Safe Place Network President and CEO Laurie Jackson talks about how convenience stores and other community businesses are helping youth in distress — and how more can join them — in the latest Convenience Matters podcast. Jackson is featured in the episode “Convenience Stores as Safe Places,” […]

NACS survey: 50% of Americans are optimistic about the economy due to sustained period of lower gas prices

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Mar-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fully half of all Americans (50%) say they are optimistic about the economy, a strong six-point jump over the past month and the highest percentage since November 2015, according to the results of a new consumer survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Two […]

NACS: Optimism about economy plunged to its lowest level even though gas prices fell at their lowest level in seven years

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Optimism about the economy plunged to its lowest level in almost a year even though gas prices fell 19 cents last month and are at their lowest level in seven years. Overall, consumer optimism fell three points to 44%, the lowest percentage of Americans who feel positive about […]

NACS launches new online resource for everything fuels-related: the Fuels Resource Center

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Jan-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The convenience and fuel retailing industry sells 80% of the fuels purchased in the United States at approximately 128,000 convenience stores—that’s about 40 million fill-ups a day. As the voice of the industry in the fuels arena, NACS created the Fuels Resource Center to encompass research, news and […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: majority of American consumers optimistic about the economy

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lower gas prices have helped increased consumer optimism about the economy, and for the first time since June, a majority of American consumers (53%) are optimistic about the economy, according to the latest Consumer Fuels Survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Consumer optimism surged […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: lower gas prices have not significantly altered consumer behavior or attitudes about the state of the economy

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — While two in three American drivers (67%) report that gas prices are falling, lower gas prices have not significantly altered consumer behavior or attitudes about the state of the economy, according to the latest Consumer Fuels Survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Although […]

NACS survey: More Vacationers say that they will travel by car this summer

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — One in four Americans (27%) say that they will take more time on vacation trips this summer, and  86% of these vacationers say that they will travel by car, according to new consumer survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Affordability is the top reason […]

NACS survey reveals 85% of consumers say that gas prices affect their feelings about the economy

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly nine in 10 consumers (85%) say that gas prices affect their feelings about the economy, according to survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).  Gas prices have risen roughly 50 cents per gallon since February. One in 10 consumers (10%) say that they […]

NACS survey: low gas prices drive the optimism about the economy in majority of Americans

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A majority of Americans say they are optimistic about the economy and low gas prices are driving the optimism. Overall, 52% of Americans are optimistic about the economy, an eight-point jump from March. Those most optimistic are younger consumers ages 18-34 (58%) and those in the West (58), according […]