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Whether it’s for food, fuel, drinks or snacks — about half of the U.S. population is at a convenience store every day. We sell 80% of the country’s fuel and we are 4% of the total U.S. economy. We’ll talk about what we see at stores — and what the future may hold — as long as it’s convenient.

Convenience Matters National Association of Convenience Stores

    • Management
    • 4.6, 18 Ratings

Whether it’s for food, fuel, drinks or snacks — about half of the U.S. population is at a convenience store every day. We sell 80% of the country’s fuel and we are 4% of the total U.S. economy. We’ll talk about what we see at stores — and what the future may hold — as long as it’s convenient.

    #238 Local Matters

    #238 Local Matters

    The U.S Census Bureau has incredible research tools to grow your business collected through the decennial survey and dozens of other annual businesses surveys.
    Hosted by:
    Jeff Lenard, VP Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS

    • 27 min
    #237 Retailer Decision Making for EVs

    #237 Retailer Decision Making for EVs

    There’s no doubt about it, electric vehicles are here to stay. While EVs are increasing in popularity, there are near-term challenges that have the potential to temper large-scale expansion.
    Hosted by:
    Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute

    • 22 min
    #236 Consumer Decision Making for EVs

    #236 Consumer Decision Making for EVs

    85% of consumers think that EVs are the future of cars or are a very interesting idea. EVs present positive benefits to consumer but they're still slow to get purchasing traction.
    Hosted by:
    Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute

    • 26 min
    #235 Category Close-up: Packaged Beverages

    #235 Category Close-up: Packaged Beverages

    What could be more refreshing on a hot day than a cold drink? Find out how the packaged beverage category is making a splash.
    Hosted by:
    Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS

    • 26 min
    #234 Category Close-up: Cold Dispensed Beverages

    #234 Category Close-up: Cold Dispensed Beverages

    Convenience stores are a destination for beverages. Refresh your knowledge on how cold drinks can fuel customer visits.
    Hosted by:
    Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS

    • 29 min
    #233 Category Close-up: Fueling

    #233 Category Close-up: Fueling

    Convenience stores sell 80 percent of the fuel in the U.S. Find out how technology has helped this category change and grow.
    Hosted by:
    Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS

    • 26 min

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4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Informative, fun episodes about interesting industry topics!

Motivated to right this review after listening to the episode with Roy Strasburger, but really broadened my understanding about the corners of the industry I wouldn’t have been aware of otherwise! Really talented professionals!

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LOVE THIS THOW!!!!

Saw them at nacs show 2017. Really nice and well done. Keep up the good work jeff.

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Wonderful podcast

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is a great one. It’s always a listenable length, and has great information on an industry most people don’t know much about! Highly recommend.

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