NACS, the leading global trade association dedicated to advancing convenience and fuel retailing, serves as a trusted advisor to over 1,500 retailer and 1,600 supplier members from more than 50 countries. A member-driven organization, NACS is led by a 32-member Board of Directors comprised of convenience retailers of all sizes from all over the globe.
NACS serves the convenience and fuel retailing industry by sharing ideas and insights in its award-winning publications (including NACS Magazine and the Convenience Matters podcast), creating unique networking and education opportunities (including the annual NACS Show, one of the 40 largest trade shows in the United States) and through industry-leading research and analysis.
When the industry succeeds, we all succeed.
There are more than 1 million convenience stores across the globe. In the United States alone, there are 152,720 convenience stores, which conduct 165 million transactions a day and have annual sales of almost $650 billion. NACS plays a critical role in conducting a dynamic scan of global strategic industry issues and sharing insights across countries. NACS provides the resources, education and training necessary to help global convenience and fuel retailers prepare for the future.
In the United States, NACS communicates the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s voice before Congress and federal government agencies on a multitude of issues — from motor fuels to data security to taxes. NACS also tells the industry’s story to reporters and journalists across the country and develops videos showcasing retail innovation.
NACS produces the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s most comprehensive collection of data, trends and benchmarking tools that examine sales by category and quartile. Targeted data around compensation, consumer tracking and customized consulting are also offered.
The NACS Show annually draws 24,000 attendees and is one of many world-class NACS events that are designed to help strengthen the convenience and fuel retailing industry with relevant and timely content that focuses on leadership development, global trends and insights, human resources, future casting and trend analysis for participants of every business size.
NACS offers a suite of business solutions that help retailers train their employees, gain new skills and optimize their resources.
NACS communicates news and trends in the industry – and why it matters – via its award-winning portfolio of offers that include the NACS Daily, weekly Convenience Matters podcasts, monthly NACS Magazine and education-on-demand webinars. NACS also provides analysis on specific topics like motor fuels with its Fuels Resource Center and through its support of the Fuels Institute, and on technology and standards via its support of Conexxus.
NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. It partners with many leading groups to help enhance communities, focusing on issues like healthy options, community, disaster preparedness, human trafficking and sustainability. Its NACS Foundation also supports outreach like the annual 24/7 Day (July 24) that celebrates first responders in communities.
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