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.

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?

Inside the Minds of Today's Car Customer

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  March 19, 2018

What consumers think doesn't translate into what they'll purchase at the dealership. Join us as we chat with Jessica Caldwell, Executive Director/Strategic Analytics of Edmunds and take a deeper dive into consumer purchasing trends.

Autonomous Cars, Holograms, Big Brother and Hackers

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  February 05, 2018

The International Consumer Electronics Show is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Hear what CES had on display from the latest trends in vehicles to technology and gadgets designed to make life more convenient.

New Vehicle Technologies and Urban Design

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  January 15, 2018

Emerging technologies are having profound effects on how we live, move and spend our time in cities, but also increasingly on urban form and development itself. Listen in as we discuss the secondary impacts of emerging technologies on urban design and transportation.

Gas Prices: Causes and Consequences

  Convenience Matters Podcast |  January 01, 2018

Oil prices heavily influence the price of gasoline and diesel fuel at gas stations. How can you anticipate this to better serve your customers?