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 survey: strong sales at convenience stores to continue into the second quarter of 2017

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — A combination of low gas prices, strong consumer confidence and warmer weather is expected to continue the year’s already strong sales at convenience stores into the second quarter of 2017, according to the results of a survey of convenience store owners conducted by NACS. A sizable percentage […]

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: Low gas prices drove sales increases at convenience stores in 2016; retailers expect strong sales to continue in 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2017-Jan-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Low gas prices helped drive sales increases at convenience stores in 2016—and retailers expect those strong sales to carry over into 2017, according to a survey of retailers released today (1/2/2017) by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More than two in three convenience retailers (68%) […]

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 survey: economic optimism up, gas prices down, election over, Americans intend to travel and spend more over the holidays

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — More Americans today (11/22/2016) are optimistic about the economy than they have been in the nearly four years of tracking consumer sentiment—and they say that they intend to drive and spend more over the coming month, according to the results of a national consumer survey released by […]

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 […]

Convenience stores sales surged over the first half of 2016 according to NACS survey

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience stores sales surged over the first half of the year as lower gas prices fueled more driving and Americans embraced the continued addition of fresh and healthy food options, according to a survey of convenience retailers released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More […]

NACS survey: Convenience store retailers expect the robust sales in 2015 to continue into the first quarter of 2016

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience store retailers expect the robust sales in 2015 to continue into the first quarter of 2016, according to the results of a survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Retailers said that overall sales in 2015 were strong, with more than three in four […]

Nearly half of all regular Black Friday shoppers expect to shop more this holiday season as a result of lower gas prices – NACS survey

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly half (42%) of all regular Black Friday shoppers expect to shop more this holiday season as a result of lower gas prices, according to the results of a new consumer survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Shoppers also expect to have plenty of […]

NACS survey: Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices. Three in five (63%) consumers say they would drive five minutes out of their way to save 5 cents per gallon. An even greater percentage (72%) would pay by cash if they […]

Majority of Americans are optimistic about the economy thanks to the continuing slide in gas prices, NACS survey

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-1-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time in two years, a majority of Americans are optimistic about the economy, thanks to the continuing slide in gas prices. A survey of gas consumers found that 57% of Americans are optimistic, including nearly two-thirds (65%) of those ages 18-34. The levels of consumer optimism […]