Here’s How to Get Exclusive Insights on the C-Store Industry

The NACS SOI Summit offers convenience retailers a first look at the data behind the NACS State of the Industry Report.

December 15, 2021

SOI Summit

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the first time in two years, the NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit will be held live and in person, April 12-14, 2022, in Chicago. This event gives convenience retailers early access to the 2021 convenience industry data that drive convenience retail’s premier benchmarking tool, NACS State of the Industry Report®, which offers exclusive data and insights not available anywhere else.

For convenience industry stakeholders, the NACS State of the Industry Summit is the only event that delivers insights—not just data—on the latest financial, operational, categorical, market and consumer trends. Retailers and suppliers rely on proprietary data from the summit to benchmark their performance by region and top-performing quartiles, see what’s working and not working for others across key categories, learn what drives the consumer to enter their store (or not) and purchase what they do, and to gain ideas on how to take their business to the next level. NACS is uniquely positioned to provide data and insights laser-focused on the needs of the convenience industry and is backed by its 50+ years of strategic analysis in the space.

The Technology Solutions Center at the 2022 NACS SOI Summit provides attendees with opportunities to meet with and explore critical customer, employee and back office technology solutions that are transforming convenience retail. Vendors with solutions across labor, loyalty, self-checkout and more will be exhibiting the latest in solutions that can unlock the insights and efficiencies that today’s competitive landscape requires.

For 2022, NACS has added a powerful new pre-summit session that takes insights and collaboration to a new level. Held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the SOI Summit Retailer Strategy Session provides suppliers with a unique opportunity to hear directly from six of the industry's leading retailers directly in a closed, supplier-only format. Presenting successively, leadership from some of the industry’s most dynamic retailers will share their strategic initiatives and priorities and address supplier-generated topics in an intimate session. Registered attendees will provide topics via a pre-event survey.

The SOI Summit Retailer Strategy Session will be closed to external media and other retailers, assuring the insights and transparent dialogue are clear and actionable. Separate registration is required for the event at $399 per person. It’s open to supplier members only, with a limit of two seats per member company. Attendees must be registered for the NACS SOI Summit to participate in this pre-event add-on opportunity.

Whether you are a convenience retailer, a manufacturer or supplier, the NACS SOI Summit and the NACS SOI Report position you to use data-driven benchmarking to improve your business strategies and outcomes. Register today.