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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...


Apr 27, 2015, 05:42 ET Consumers Increasingly Turning to Fresh Items in Convenience Stores

Over one in three Americans (34%) say that they have purchased more snacks that are considered "healthy choices" over the past year, and they are...


Apr 14, 2015, 05:11 ET Consumer Optimism Strengthens as Gas Prices Remain Low, Says NACS

A majority of Americans say they are optimistic about the economy and low gas prices are driving the optimism. Overall, 52% of Americans are...


Mar 10, 2015, 06:11 ET Consumer Optimism Falls as Gas Prices Rise

Rising gas prices are taking a toll on consumer optimism about the economy, with optimism falling to its lowest level since August 2014. Consumer...


Mar 09, 2015, 08:12 ET New Resource Builds the Business Case for Produce Sales at Convenience Stores

A primer to help sell more produce in convenience stores was published today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the...


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...


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...


Apr 02, 2014, 12:15 ET Convenience Stores Hit Record In-Store Sales in 2013

U.S. convenience stores reached record in-store sales in 2013, with sales climbing 2.4% to $204 billion. Combined with motor fuels sales of $491.5...


Mar 13, 2014, 12:02 ET NACS Issues Position Relating to the Sale of E-Cigarettes

Convenience stores selling e-cigarettes are encouraged to adopt, as a best practice, a policy of treating these products as age restricted and...


Mar 11, 2014, 14:13 ET Nothing Can Seem to Derail Current Consumer Optimism

Despite a sharp increase in gas prices over the past month and consumer expectations that prices will climb higher over the next 30 days, consumers...


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 23, 2014, 10:10 ET U.S. Convenience Stores Continue Impressive Growth

The U.S. convenience store count increased to 151,282 stores as of December 31, 2013, a 1.4% increase (2,062 stores) from the year prior, according...


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...