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.

The End of Car Ownership?

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  September 02, 2019

Reports allude to the idea that the end of personal vehicle ownership is inevitable; however, consumers have some say in that. Join us as we chat with Micah Muzio, Managing Editor, Video, of Kelley Blue Book and take a deeper dive into consumer purchasing trends.

Mexico's Deregulated Fuels Market: Two Years Later

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  August 21, 2019

In 2017, price increases, poor fuel quality and shortages were all part of the growing pains for the Mexican petroleum market following the deregulation of the energy market. Two years later, has there been any improvement and is there a place for U.S. retailers to get involved?

Sustainable Cities & New Mobility

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  August 06, 2019

Clean Cities coalitions are transforming local transportation markets to implement alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and fuel-saving strategies. With more than 80% of the U.S. population living inside the boundaries of Clean Cities and given convenience stores sell 80% of the nation’s fuel, hear how retailers can take advantage of available funds to assist in keeping the fueling infrastructure in-line with customer needs.

Gas Pump Disruption

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  July 16, 2019

As transportation trends evolve, will retailers follow government regulation or consumer demand? Hear the perspectives of two fuel retailing decision-makers and learn how market disruptions create business opportunities.

Keeping USTs Underground Where They Belong

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  June 17, 2019

Preparing for disaster – above and below ground – is critical for a gas station’s survival. Hear from U.S. EPA to prepare underground storage tanks for whatever may come their way.

What's Driving Autonomous Vehicle Adoption

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  May 20, 2019

Self-driving cars were supposed to be the next big thing, but might not be as close to reality as experts once thought. But, minor changes are well underway – advanced braking systems and lane assist in vehicles and ride sharing popularity show that drivers and passengers are willing to slowly forfeit driving control. What’s the scoop?

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?