Convenience Matters Podcast


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.


Outlook for 2021 Travel Patterns

January 25, 2021

From electric vehicle policy to emissions regulations, what will fuel travel look like in 2021? What will the incoming Biden Administration mean for travel and for vehicle sales in the U.S.

Vehicle Sales Outlook for 2021

December 14, 2020

Which vehicles will people be buying in 2021, what will they be doing and where will they be going with them?

Reimagining Transportation Trends in the U.S.

October 26, 2020

Where are people going and what are they doing in this next new normal? Finding that people make more purposeful store trips, do more outside activity and commute less, how can retailers adjust?

Hurricanes and Their Effects on Fuel Supply

September 28, 2020

Active hurricane seasons have the potential of disrupting the fuel supply. What more is in store for 2020?

Protecting the Industry One Tank at a Time

September 07, 2020

In this episode, we’re talking about the importance of the unseen things at convenience stores like teamwork, leadership and environmental protections.

Are Liquid Fuels Dead?

August 10, 2020

Electric vehicles are the exciting shiny object in the automotive world, but will they obliterate the market for combustible fuel engine vehicles?

What You Need to Know About DEF

July 13, 2020

Did you know that diesel cars and trucks need diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to operate? Selling high-quality DEF can help retailers grow sales and keep diesel customers moving.

Retailer Decision Making for EVs

June 30, 2020

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.

Consumer Decision Making for EVs

June 29, 2020

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.

Utilities & Transportation Sector Work to Lower GHGs

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  May 26, 2020

California sees electric vehicles as an important component to improving air quality. Utility companies play an important role in supporting the transportation sector’s need to improve air pollution.