Convenience Corner


Convenience Corner showcases the dynamic convenience retail environment. Join the conversations on all things retail, NACS and convenience brought to you by industry experts and guests.

When Were Gas Prices Low?

Gas prices have surged past $4 a gallon. What caused previous peaks and valleys with prices?

March 7, 2022   read

By Jeff Lenard


Will We See $4 Gas?

NACS cannot predict gas prices, but we can share insights from industry experts on how much consumers could be paying at the pump.

January 17, 2022   read

By Chrissy Blasinsky

Who Makes Money Selling Gas?

There is no “average” fuel retailer, so all the costs that go into a gallon of gas vary from station to station.

November 12, 2021   read

By Jeff Lenard


It’s About the People

Sixty years after NACS began, one thing still rings true to today.

August 6, 2021   read

By Chrissy Blasinsky

We Heart Trade Shows

NACS staff looks back on some of their memorable trade show experiences.

May 5, 2021   read

By Chris Blasinsky

Make 4/20 a Green Day

Taking advantage of an existing event can help your sales grow like weeds.

April 14, 2021   read

By Jeff Lenard

Our Crystal Ball for 2021

Whether through weak signals or a steam roller, the convenience retail industry is experiencing unique trends and possibilities.

January 11, 2021   read

By Jeff Lenard

Are You Experienced?

We’re creating an industry-first, world-class experience with all the feels of a live event.

September 23, 2020   read

By Jeff Lenard

Teams, WebEx and Zoom—Oh My!

How convenience retailers like me are living through our virtual communication pandemonium.

August 31, 2020   read

By Julie Jackowski

Our Industry Is Essential

The designation of essential businesses goes well beyond the products convenience stores sell.

July 23, 2020   read

By Jeff Lenard

Are You Winning Trips?

Let’s go beyond location by leveraging digital tools, forecourt conversion strategies and in-store offers to drive store traffic.

May 6, 2020   read

By Lori Buss Stillman

Communicating During Coronavirus

Convenience retailers can amply their communications to focus what they’re doing for the community during times of crisis.

March 20, 2020   read

By Jeff Lenard