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.


Analyzing Mobility & Busting Congestion With Smart Data

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  May 06, 2019

Avery Ash of INRIX provides insight into how people move, why the deployment of autonomous vehicles won’t solve all transportation problems and how retailers can use mobility analytics when choosing where to open new stores.

Should You Bet on Hydrogen Fuel

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  April 15, 2019

Find out what role hydrogen is playing in the future of transportation. When will we see fuel cell vehicles expand nationally? What role will the heavy-duty vehicle market play?

When do People Buy Gas?

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  Apr 1, 2019

According to consumer surveys, older Americans buy gas in the middle of the weekday and working women buy gas on their way home in the evening. Hear other fun facts about consumer fuel purchasing behavior and how that translates to marketing and sales for convenience stores.

How Technology is Changing Transportation in Cities

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  Mar 18, 2019

Becky Steckler of Urbanism Next explores the not-too-distant future of transportation in major metropolitan areas in the U.S. How will innovation change how consumers interact with transportation iin urban areas?

Challenges and Successes With Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  Mar 4, 2019

LCFS programs are intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by lowering the average carbon intensity of transportation fuels used in a given geographical area. What effects could such programs have on consumers and other end users?

IMO 2020: Disruption or Opportunity for Fuel Retailers

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  February 22, 2019

New regulations by the International Maritime Organization requires changes in diesel fuel production which will ultimately have an effect on retail diesel prices. What does this mean for your business?

Evolving Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  February 04, 2019

The electric vehicle market is evolving to allow for faster charge times but is the charging infrastructure keeping up? As more consumers purchase EVs both in urban and suburban areas, fuel retailers need to be aware of the current charging technology as well as anticipate what’s to come.

Globally Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  January 14, 2019

The total number of electric cars on the road has surpassed 3 million worldwide and Norway is the world’s most advanced market for EV sales. Hear how retailers can keep up and look to the future for this increasingly popular vehicle choice.

Fueling Responsibly

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  January 07, 2019

Convenience stores sell 80% of the gasoline in the U.S. As liquid fuels, vehicle and customer needs evolve and as electronic vehicles grow in market share, retailers need to keep up with the changing times. Hear from two of the preeminent fuel retailers in the industry about their preparations for the future of fueling.

Bringing New Fuels to Market

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  December 18, 2018

As liquid fuels, vehicle and customer needs evolve and as electronic vehicles grow in market share, retailers need to keep up with the changing times.