Home Issues June 2023
In this June NACS State of the Industry issue, read about how inside sales in convenience retail held on in 2022 despite facing high inflation and record gasoline prices, c-stores being the destination for food, snacks and beverages and four emerging shopper trends that are shaping 2023 and beyond.
Fuels Outlook 2023
Up, down, or sideways?
Growing Your Basket Size in 2023
NACS Convenience Voices program reveals four shopper trends that are shaping 2023 and beyond.
Inside Sales Exceed Expectations
Convenience stores are the destination for food, snacks and beverages.
A Fresh Look at Managing Retail Fuels
Branded or proprietary? How many grades or blends?
How Each Region Stacks Up
Regional performance metrics reveal insights for fuel, merchandise and store expenses in 2022.
The Ultimate C-Store Road Trip
What happens when two sisters and a cat drive 3,189 miles across 13 states in seven days?
The economic outlook is ‘really, really difficult to read’—but retailers can prepare for whatever scenario unfolds.
4 Key Points From the SOI Summit
Amid thousands of data points and a treasure trove of insights, here are some important big-picture takeaways.
Should You Compete With Your Battleship or Destroyer?
Battleships are massive vessels, with unmatched firepower. Destroyers are smaller but offer agility and easier operations. When you’re looking at a new site, consider:
Billions of Touchpoints
Casey’s marketing approach aims to create a unified experience wherever customers engage.
The Elephant in the Room
Inside sales held on in 2022 despite facing a high inflationary environment and record gasoline prices.
The Headlines Don’t Tell the Whole Story
EVs will play an important role in the future. The question is when … and where.
By the Numbers
Private-Brand Sales Surge
Traffic Building Brews
Beer continues to attract customers into c-stores as category sales hover near their pandemic peak.
A Flavor Playground
Innovation and variety keep the cold dispensed beverage category fresh.
Parker’s Community Fund Donates Landmark $5 Million Gift
From the Editor
Summiting Another SOI
Gas Station Gourmet
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
At Geaux Fresh Convenience Market, community and festival-worthy food come together.
Ideas 2 Go
The Road Well-Traveled
EddieWorld caters to those coming and going between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Summer Fuels and E15
NACS advocates for retailers to have the ability to sell E15 year-round.
Unsustainable Swipe Fee Increases
One Voice: Sharif Jamal
This month, NACS talks to Sharif Jamal, Director of Brand Development Chestnut Market.
Get to Know Your Customers Through Better Marketing
Making Sustainability Convenient: The NACS Sustainability Playbook
The Big Question
The Big Question: Chuck Maggelet
Explore Other Issues
Meet NACS Chairman Jared Scheeler, see how c-stores are using AI and explore the latest packaging options for your foodservice in the January issue.
Read how to put your c-store on the digital search map, plus get tips for managing supply-chain issues and beefing up the dinner daypart in the February issue.
See who made our Top 100 list of convenience retailers by store count, and hear from leaders of fast-growing chains about their M&A strategies. Learn about self-checkout, hiring veterans and more.
Read results of the NACS Consumer Fuels Survey, see how retailers are making way for beverage innovation in the cold vault, get tips for food sampling programs and more!
NACS SOI data on the foodservice category, tips for competing with QSRs, what’s new in craft sodas and better-for-you candy and more awaits you in the foodservice issue.
Read our exclusive coverage of the 2022 NACS State of the Industry Summit, featuring data and insights from the NACS State of the Industry Report of Data.
Get tips for handling inflationary pricing pressure, see what brands are top of mind for c-store shoppers, rethink the tobacco back bar and more.
See why private-label brands have real sticking power in c-stores, how energy and sports drinks are amping up healthier options and get an inside look at new store designs.
ESG reporting, drive-thru how-tos, snacking trends, loyalty programs, social media and store security are among the topics we cover in this month's pre-NACS Show issue.
Delve into customer journeys, corporate culture, beverage trends, 24/7 operations and much more in the latest issue.
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