NACS works on a variety of issues on behalf of the convenience and fuel retailing industry. The association strives to provide consistent, proactive government affairs solutions that impact the industry's bottom line. Some of these issues include:
The threat of cyber theft and data breaches is real and affects every business and all consumers. In response to the proliferation of highly publicized data breaches, such as Equifax, Congress is working on data breach legislation.
Lottery sales are best served in brick and mortar retailers. NACS supports the Department of Justice decision to revert back to its long-held precedent.
Patent trolls are targeting the convenience store and fuel retailing industry with demand letters and frivolous lawsuits, and Congress is working to make changes to the patent litigation system.
NACS opposes overturning the ban that prohibits commercial services at rest areas. NACS is part of a broad anti-commercialization coalition, which includes the National League of Cities, the National Restaurant Association, and the National Federation of the Blind.
Convenience store retailers face a complex and fluid tax environment. As Congress considers comprehensive tax reform legislation, NACS will continue to ensure that policymakers recognize the various tax provisions that convenience retailers utilize to create jobs and help provide lower cost goods to their customers.
A well maintained highway system is vital to our economy and to our industry, which sells 80% of the motor fuels in the United States.