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Jun 30, 2016, 05:32 ET Cold Drink and Ice Sales to Spike Over July 4th Weekend

Convenience store sales increase over the hot summer months and retailers are saying that the Fourth of July holiday weekend may the busiest...


Oct 08, 2015, 09:07 ET Convenience Stores Poised to Grow Better-for-You Sales, According to Hudson Institute

Convenience stores are poised to capitalize on the growing trend of consumers seeking healthy, more convenient products, according to a new Hudson...


Feb 10, 2015, 06:07 ET Consumer Optimism Holds -- But Concerns Loom

After a week of rising gas prices, a majority of consumers think that the good times of falling gas prices are over. Almost six in ten consumers...


Feb 02, 2015, 06:07 ET Even With Lower Gas Prices, Consumers Remain Price Sensitive

Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices. Three in five (63%) consumers say they would...


Jan 26, 2015, 10:06 ET U.S. Convenience Stores Continue Retail Channel Growth

 The U.S. convenience store count increased to 152,794 stores as of December 31, 2014, a nearly 1% increase from the year prior, according to...


Nov 12, 2014, 05:41 ET Falling Gas Prices May Boost Holiday Spending

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year — especially among men and those ages 18-34, according to a new national survey...


Oct 09, 2014, 13:42 ET New Survey: 1 in 9 Americans Worked at a Convenience Store

One in nine American adults has worked in a convenience store and they say that the experience gave them valuable experience in how to work with...


Oct 07, 2014, 06:13 ET Consumer Optimism Holds Steady - But Will It Translate to Spending?

 Economic optimism held steady in October, with 46% of gas consumers saying that they were optimistic about the economy, according to the...


Sep 09, 2014, 05:47 ET As Gas Prices Fall, Consumer Optimism Surges

Economic optimism rebounded sharply in September, with 47% of gas consumers saying that they were optimistic about the economy, the highest level...


Aug 12, 2014, 05:11 ET Consumer Optimism Plummets in August

Just as quickly as consumer optimism surged in July, it plummeted in August, even as gas prices fell by more than 15 cents over the past...


Jul 15, 2014, 05:47 ET Good News for Retailers: Consumer Optimism Surges

Consumer optimism about the economy reached a 12-month high, good news for retailers hoping that a strong second half of 2014 can compensate for...


Jun 10, 2014, 06:11 ET Consumer Optimism Far From Sunny

Despite souring views on the economy, consumers still intend to keep their plans to hit the road this summer. More than one in five (22%)...


Jun 09, 2014, 05:27 ET Modern Fueling Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago an innovation forever changed fueling — and even retail as a whole — when convenience store operator John Roscoe...


May 16, 2014, 06:33 ET Americans Are Primed for Travel This Summer

Americans plan to put the severe winter weather in their rearview mirrors and travel more frequently this summer, according to the results of a...


May 13, 2014, 05:33 ET Consumer Optimism Takes a Big Hit

Rising gas prices during the annual spring transition to summer-blend fuels has finally driven down consumer optimism about the economy, which fell...


Feb 11, 2014, 06:04 ET Consumer Optimism Inches Upward

Consumer optimism about the economy continues to inch upward after bottoming out in October 2013, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels...


Feb 02, 2014, 12:12 ET Gas Customers Evolve in How They Shop for Price

Price remains the dominant reason why consumers buy gas at a particular location, but how consumers shop for that price is shifting, according to...


Jan 15, 2014, 14:56 ET Consumer Sentiment Up as 2014 Begins

As the new year begins, consumers are feeling better about the economy than they have since last summer, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer...


Dec 30, 2013, 10:37 ET Consumers Saw More Gas Discounts, Fresh Foods at Convenience Stores in 2013

While the price of gas was what consumers most noticed at convenience stores in 2013, they also say that they have increasingly noticed stores...


Dec 12, 2013, 12:52 ET Consumers to Increase Their Holiday Shopping at Convenience Stores

Harried consumers seeking to complete their holiday shopping say that they will rely more on convenience stores this year for quick snacks,...


Dec 10, 2013, 05:30 ET It's Not Quite 'Bah, Humbug!' But Consumer Pessimism Lingers

 Despite relatively low gas prices, consumers still aren't feeling great about the economy. For the fourth straight month at least three in...


Nov 25, 2013, 14:24 ET The Modern Gas Station Celebrates 100th Anniversary

 With as many as 200 million drivers expected to fill up over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, a significant anniversary affecting them will...


Nov 14, 2013, 06:50 ET Consumers Like 'Green' Car Options - As Long as Green Means Money

Consumers want to see more alternative-fueled vehicles emerge over the next decade, and are willing to consider purchasing one of these vehicles,...


Nov 12, 2013, 07:55 ET Consumer Optimism Rebounds as Holiday Shopping Season Approaches

Following three straight months of rising pessimism, consumers today report feeling better about the economy, according the latest monthly NACS...


Oct 15, 2013, 09:00 ET Consumer Pessimism Deepens Despite Gas Price Declines

Consumer pessimism continues to deepen despite a second straight month of gas price declines. Nearly one in four consumers (23%) say that they are...