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.

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?

Increasing Fuel Options for Consumers

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  December 04, 2019

Liquid fuels continue to be the primary source of transportation power in the U.S. Hear where the liquid fuels market is today, what’s available and what’s next.

Educating Consumers to Care About Fuel Quality

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  November 04, 2019

Consumers generally don't pay attention to the quality of gasoline they put into their cars. But, fuel marketers, the US EPA and the auto industry do.

Fuels by the Numbers

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  October 14, 2019

NACS collects a lot of sales data from retailers throughout the year. What are the metrics related to fuel sales, what do they mean for convenience stores and gas stations and what might they mean for drivers and consumers?

Listening to the Industry

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  September 23, 2019

NACS President & CEO Henry Armour shares his perspective of NACS, transportation, the convenience industry, customers and stores while looking back at his career at the helm of the convenience industry’s international association. With a cross-country road trip recently under his belt, he talks about the state of the industry and the future as he sees it.