NACS: Low gas prices continue to push consumer optimism to high levels

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Low gas prices continue to push consumer optimism to high levels and this optimism will likely translate into more holiday travel and shopping, according to the December 2017 NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Low gas prices—which dropped 3 cents per gallon to $2.47—are a big reason for the […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: record number of Americans say they will be driving the same or more this month

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, a record 93% of Americans say they will be driving the same or more this month, and they anticipate spending more over the same time period, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Thanksgiving traffic could be heavy, as […]

William Shatner joins NACS in a special episode of Convenience Matters podcast

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The attributes that define William Shatner’s career also describe the convenience store industry: intellectual curiosity, innovation and a strong work ethic. So in a special episode of Convenience Matters podcast, “William Shatner’s Take on Convenience Stores,” NACS brought them both together. Shatner and NACS President and CEO […]

PHA AND NACS launch Healthier Product Calculator to help convenience retailers make healthier food choices more accessible to customers

CHICAGO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair Former First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier, and NACS, the association representing the nation’s 154,000-plus convenience stores, today announced two new cobranded programs to help NACS members provide more visibility […]

NACS Releases 2017 Ideas 2 Go program

CHICAGO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The fast-paced Ideas 2 Go program showcases emerging concepts that redefine convenience—as well as quick takeaways that retailers could easily implement at their own stores. Since 1994, Ideas 2 Go has provided a fast-paced video tour of some of the most interesting, creative and potentially profitable ideas in […]

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 survey: Convenience store food sales grows; retailers optimistic on business prospects for the remainder of 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience store retailers say that in-store sales have performed strong so far this year, and they are optimistic about their business prospects for the remainder of 2017, largely because of the growth in food sales, according to a survey of U.S. retailers released today by the National […]

NACS appoints Brandon Kramer as marketing manager

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brandon Kramer has joined NACS as a marketing manager, where he will be jointly responsible for the ongoing evolution and development of marketing vision and strategy for NACS membership, products and services, and events, including one of the nation’s top 40 tradeshows, the NACS Show. Kramer comes […]

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 to advance its advocacy, events and education with SwiftIQ partnership

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS) and SwiftIQ, a leading retail insights, execution and measurement platform, have announced a strategic alliance. The alliance, initially publicized at the NACS State of the Industry Summit in April, will advance NACS advocacy, events and education by bringing significant shopper, […]

NACS welcomes Samuel Diarra as web developer

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Samuel Diarra has joined NACS as a web developer, providing support to NACS’s custom web development and data integration endeavors including custom websites and applications and database scripting. Diarra comes to NACS after having worked at Infospan, Inc. Diarra obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering with an […]

NACS welcomes Jayme Gough as research coordinator

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jayme Gough has joined NACS as a research coordinator, providing support in a host of different NACS Research initiatives and projects including the NACS State of the Industry Report and the NACS Compensation Report as well as the NACS Convenience Tracking Program. Gough comes to NACS after […]

NACS partners with American Red Cross to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., and WASHINGTON, DC, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The American Red Cross and NACS, the association representing the nation’s 154,000-plus convenience stores, announced that they have developed a partnership to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies. NACS is the first retail-focused association to partner with the American […]

NACS welcomes Jessica Rowe as Exhibit & Member Services Coordinator

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jessica Rowe has joined NACS as Exhibit & Member Services Coordinator. She will be responsible for assisting with NACS Show booth sales and logistics as well as helping to deliver an exceptional customer experience for exhibitors at the NACS Show, which annually attracts more than 20,000 attendees […]

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 announces new commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (05.11.17) NACS, the association representing the nation’s 154,000-plus convenience stores, announced a new commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), becoming the first retail-association partner. Through its commitment, NACS will rely on PHA’s resources and expertise to help conveniences stores provide more visibility to healthier choices […]

NACS comments on the Financial Choice Act which would repeal debit swipe fee reform

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lyle Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Government Relations of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), today issued the following statement on the House Financial Services Committee hearing on the Financial Choice Act which would repeal debit swipe fee reform: “NACS strongly opposes the Financial Choice Act […]

NACS Study: Seven in 10 American drivers say that they use the trash can at the fueling island

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — If you’re like most Americans, you probably empty the trash in your car every time you fill up your gas tank at your local convenience store. Seven in 10 American drivers (70%) say that they use the trash can at the fueling island to dispose of their […]

NACS welcomes Jeff McQuilkin as exhibit sales and services manager

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jeff McQuilkin has joined NACS as exhibit sales and services manager, with a primary focus on the NACS Show, the premier event for the convenience and fuel retailing industry. He will be responsible for booth sales and logistics as well as developing relationships with technology, facility operations […]

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 welcomes the reintroduction of legislation on menu labeling regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today (2/2/2017) applauded the reintroduction of legislation to protect small businesses and their workers from the unreasonable burdens and potential criminal penalties of the Food and Drug Administration’s final menu labeling regulations. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, reintroduced by […]

NACS announces the appointment of Nidia Reyes as accounting manager

​​​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nidia Reyes has joined NACS as an accounting manager. Reyes comes to NACS from the Cato Institute, where she served as a senior accountant. She also spent several years at the Edison Electric Institute in various accounting roles.  Reyes has developed budgeting, forecasting and reporting tools, trained […]

NACS appoints Alicia Personne as accounting manager

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alicia Personne has joined NACS as an accounting manager. Personne comes to NACS from Tate & Tryon CPAs and Consultants, where she served as an audit supervisor.  She also spent time at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Citigroup Inc.  She comes to NACS with many years of public accounting […]

NACS conducted toy and food collection drives for Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Toy Drive (Virginia) and DC Central Kitchen

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conducted toy and food collection drives to help two local community groups: Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Toy Drive (Virginia) and DC Central Kitchen. NACS staff purchased 120 toys for the Alexandria Community Toy Drive, which will be distributed to children in […]

NACS announces appointments focused on the European market and the launch of NACS Convenience Summit

ALEXANDRIA, VA , 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has expanded its leadership role in the international convenience and fuel retailing space with the addition of two hires focused on the European market and the launch of a new conference, the NACS Convenience Summit – Asia. In early December, Mark Wohltmann joined NACS as […]