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.

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.

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.