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 Gas Stations Ready for Vehicle Fuel Economy Changes?

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  November 12, 2018

As vehicle fuel efficiency improves, consumer visits to gas stations are likely to decline. What can retailers plan for in order to reduce their reliance on fuel sales?

Electrify Gas Stations of the Future

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  October 15, 2018

Electrify America is looking to build a national network that will enable electric vehicles to traverse the country. Hear how gas stations and convenience stores can prepare for the EV future.

On-Demand Gas Delivery

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  October 01, 2018

Mobile fuel delivery isn’t new, but it sure is catching on quickly with mobile consumers. We talked with Scott Hempy from Filld on why fuel on-demand can be both opportunity and competition for traditional gas stations.

Redefining the Convenience of Delivery

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  September 17, 2018

Big brown UPS trucks are a common sight on American roads and a lot of forward thinking is happening at UPS as urban centers, e-commerce and customer expectations evolve. Hear from Tom Madrecki who leads partnerships between UPS and city leaders to reduce congestion, increase quality of life and shape policy.

Vehicle Charging at Gas Stations

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  September 03, 2018

Take a deeper dive into the intersection of transportation, convenience and utilities with Erika Meyers of SEPA in this follow-up episode. How can convenience retailers play a role in transportation infrastructure for electric vehicles?

Fueling Natural Gas Growth

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  August 06, 2018

When we think of gas stations, we think of petroleum. But, natural gas is quickly rising in popularity, especially for truck and commercial fleets, because of its flexibility and environmental benefits. Find out how natural gas is making its mark on the future of fuels.

Fueling Change

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  July 09, 2018

At the Fuels Institute FUEL2018 Annual Meeting, fuels expert Tammy Klein looks in her crystal ball to see how regulations, politics, vehicle and technology improvements affect fuels, cars and consumers.

The Effects of More Electric Vehicles on Utilities

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  May 21, 2018

Can the electric power infrastructure handle the rapid growth in electric vehicle usage in the US? Hear how utility companies are preparing for increased energy usage anticipated by 2030.

Slow Evolution of Fuels Market Expected

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  April 16, 2018

According to the Fuels Institute, the vehicles and fuels market will evolve slowly without the influence of a strong external factor, such as policy or regulations. What does this mean for gas stations?

Global Initiatives on Fuels and Vehicles

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  April 02, 2018

Countries around the world are racing to phase out gasoline and diesel vehicles. What does this mean for fuel retailers?