Trending Topics in C-Stores

Convenience stores face many issues every day, whether inside the store, on the forecourt, in the back office or in the boardroom. These resources can help retailers discuss and develop strategies that ultimately enhance their workforce and bottom line.

Convenience Store Food

C-stores specialize in all things food and beverage related, from food safety to the cold vault and the pizza oven.

Food & Beverage Trends
Everything you need to grow your  foodservice operations.

Food Safety
Enhance your safe food-handling practices and protect public health.

Healthy Options
How to meet customer demand for healthy food and beverage choices.


Energy Provider: Fuels and Electrification

U.S. convenience stores sell approximately 80% of the gasoline purchased in the country. As more choices come to market, c-stores meet the needs of nearly 40 million drivers each day​.

Electric Vehicles
Explore whether to invest in EV infrastructure when its right for you.

Fuels Resource Center
An insider’s view of how fuel is ultimately sold at c-stores.


Merchandise Inside the C-Store

 Managing products, placement and promotions can help retailers deliver excitement, build bigger baskets and increase trips.

Category Management
Drive sales, reduce out-of-stocks and deliver new and exciting products.

CBD and Cannabis
What you need to know now about CBD products and possibly cannabis.


Growing Your Workforce

Convenience stores offering career opportunities and job development in a fast-paced and energetic environment. 

Human Resources
NACS has data, resources and events to help get and retain top talent.

NACS Talent Insights Dashboard
The most recent convenience HR benchmarking data available.​

Good Jobs Institute
Learn how the Good Jobs Strategy can boost employee productivity and promote operational excellence.


Supporting Our Communities

C-stores strengthen the communities they serve, contributing more than $1 billion to charitable and community groups each year.

Community Relations
How to share your story on your commitment to your community.

Food Waste
To fight hunger in your community, these four steps can help you create a food donation program.

Anti-Human Trafficking
Important messages that can raise awareness and fight human trafficking.


Crisis and Disaster Management

C-stores face multiple challenges that could disrupt operations. NACS resources can help retailers define the best course of action to keep employees and customers safe.

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
C-stores are a community beacon during and after an emergency or disaster.

Security and Safety
Practices and safety programs that can help stop and deter crime in c-stores.


Future-Proofing Your Business

Through successful and strategic programs and practices, retailers can position their business for future growth while enhancing their sustainability goals.

NACS resources can help retailers enhance their sustainability strategies.

Technology Innovations

From the forecourt to the back office, convenience stores invest in data-driven technologies that create operational efficiencies and enhance the customer experience.

Dedicated to technology standards that improve business processes, reduce costs and increase productivity.

Enable faster, simpler and more secure digital ID verification with TruAge.

EMV technology protects the misuse of stolen card information. More needs to be done to enhance card security.

Retailers can protect customers from criminals who use skimming devices to steal credit or debit card information.