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.

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.

Coronavirus’s Impact on Fuel Supply and Demand

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  March 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented drop in oil demand around the world. What does this mean for fuel retailers – both in the short and long term? 

Gauging Consumer Interest in Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  March 03, 2020

People have turned to Consumer Reports for decades for reliable, unbiased and well-tested recommendations for products, including cars. This week we talked about electric, crossover and ICE vehicles and what consumers want and what they’re really buying.

EV Infrastructure and Fuel Retailers

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  February 24, 2020

Over the past decade, electric vehicles have been a transportation hot topic. In this episode, we talk about customer trends, investing in electric vehicle charging equipment and if customers even want it.

Storage Tanks & Your Business

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  January 27, 2020

Customers trust that the fuel they’re putting in their vehicles is flawless, keeping their vehicle running smoothly and safely. And, station owners need to take proper steps to maintain the integrity and cleanliness of their storage tanks to eliminate corrosion and particles. Find out why proper maintenance for both is important.

Evolving to Alternative Fuel Sales

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  January 06, 2020

Vehicles and fuel types are evolving and some of those changes will come on rapidly in the new decade. How should retailers incorporate renewable, low carbon fuels into retail sales while still maximizing profit margins and competitive edge?