Convenience Matters


Hosted by the Fuels Institute and NACS, Convenience Matters brings you weekly podcasts talking all things convenience and fuels related. About half of the U.S. population stops at a convenience store every day. Hear what we're seeing at stores and what the future may hold for the convenience retail industry.


What’s Driving Higher Transportation Costs?

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  February 21, 2022

Vehicle sales trends have massive implications for the economy and the future of fueling. What’s affecting sales now, and what could change in the next five years?

Reimagining an EV Charging Experience

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  December 06, 2021

A vehicle charging area can be more than just chargers in the parking lot corner. Consider a customer-centric experience to surprise and delight charging guests.

ESG Planning

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  November 29, 2021

Whether privately held, publicly traded or seeking access to capital, bankers and investors are asking companies for their ESG plan. What will you show them?

What’s Going on With Gas Prices?

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  November 22, 2021

What’s going on with gas prices? We have the answers.

Building an EV Infrastructure

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  October 11, 2021

The Biden Administration wants half a million EV charging units in the U.S. by 2030. Retailers, utilities, and other businesses are brainstorming how to make it happen on target and on budget.

2020 Fuel Leaders

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  August 02, 2021

The inaugural 2020 Fuel Leaders report, published by Fuels Market News and NACS and compiled by OPIS, tracks the performance of over 250 fuel retailers with a solid overview of the industry’s top 50 fuel operators. In this episode, we’ll talk about the methodology and analysis behind the rankings.

RINs, RFS and EVs: What they Mean to the Fuels Sector

May 31, 2021

A Renewable Identification Number, aka a RIN, is a credit that gets attached to every renewable fuel gallon that gets produced in the United States. In this episode, we’re going to talk about renewable fuels, what’s going on with the prices of RINs, how they relate to EVs and fuel demand.

Making EV Charging More Convenient

May 17, 2021

The U.S. electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is ramping up to keep up with EV owner demand. This innovative solution puts charging in the hands of vehicle owners...conveniently, of course.

It's Electric!

April 05, 2021

Enough dancing around, it’s time to look ahead at the future of cars because an electric reality is coming quickly – very quickly if you live in places that mandate it soon like the UK. We’re talking about what the future might hold for cars, customers and travel.

Gas Prices in 2021

March 29, 2021

How did gas prices get where they are in 2021 and what are some long-term implications for where gasoline demand and prices are going over the next few years? All that and more on this week’s episode.