A First Look at the Latest Convenience Industry Data

The SOI Summit offers attendees a first look at industry-specific metrics, trends and opportunities.

March 13, 2024

We’re less than a month away from the 2024 NACS State of the Industry Summit—the only event that delivers convenience industry-specific financial, operational, categorical, regional market and consumer trends data and benchmarks.

Whether you’re a first-time attendee or a seasoned SOI Summit veteran, the data and insights shared exclusively at the NACS SOI Summit—taking place April 3-5 just outside of Chicago—helps retailers make data driven decisions and improve their businesses.

This year’s agenda features topline insights from experts in their field. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Financial and Operational Lessons From 2023: Over the years, this session has been given the nickname “the numbers.” Varish Goyal of Loop Neighborhood Markets will break down 2023 industry benchmarks and dive into the watchouts.
  • In-Store Performance Lessons From 2023: Annie Gauthier of St. Romain Oil/Y-Not Stop will deliver a holistic view of how sales and profitability changed from 2022 to 2023.
  • Which Technology Innovations Really Matter? Gray Taylor of Conexxus and Sanjeev Satturu of Casey’s will cut through the noise and help retailers of all sizes determine the technologies they should be thinking about in the near term.
  • Daypart Disruption—How Fluidity in Daily Patterns Can Spell Foodservice Opportunity for C-stores: David Portalatin of Circana will go deeper into the emerging daypart occasions that have growth potential.
  • Navigating the New Era of Retail Fuel Management: Nathaniel Doddridge of Casey’s and Jeff Burrell of NACS will talk about how to drive fuel profitability at your stores.

In addition to the general sessions and ample networking opportunities, 15 companies will showcase their latest convenience retail solutions—from improving back-office operations to elevating the customer experience—at the Technology Solutions Center.

Friday, March 15, is the final day to take advantage of the NACS group rate for hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago.

Join hundreds of convenience industry stakeholders at the second largest NACS event of the year; register today at convenience.org/SOISummit.