August 3, 2015

Produce? At a convenience store? It’s not as crazy as it sounds and the C-store industry’s trade group wants to help members make fresh moves the right way.

April 27, 2015

Gas, beer and cigarettes still dominate convenience store sales, but fresh items are making some surprising inroads. 

January 27, 2015

Small formats are all the rage in retail these days, so no wonder the latest data from Nielsen shows 2014 was another year of record growth. 

January 14, 2015

Shoppers are ready to spend this spring thanks to a precipitous decline in gas prices and an expectation that prices will stay low.

October 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has taken heat over his use of executive orders, but that wasn’t the case on Friday when retail trade groups lined up behind the president in support of wide ranging data security measures.

July 28, 2014

The National Retail Federation (NRF), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Merchant Advisory Group, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), National Grocers Association and National Restaurant Association (NRA) are jointly calling for an open and universal tokenization standard in the U.S. payments system.

January 2, 2014

David Woodley was elevated to the role of executive vice president of sales and marketing at the innovative and family owned Sheetz chain of 460 convenience stores.

June 27, 2013

Expectations are high that Walmart will accelerate expansion of its small format Express stores when 2014 capital expansion plans are announced this fall. If that’s the case, the company will be entering a crowded landscape.

June 26, 2013

Sales in the convenience store industry advanced 2.7% during 2012, well below a prior year gain of 18.5%, as meaningful economic growth hampered results.

January 25, 2013

While Walmart continues to fine tune its small format Express concept, ample opportunity awaits in the C-store space.

January 23, 2013

The latest data from Nielsen shows the number of U.S. convenience stores continues to expand and last year set a new record with 149,220 units.

January 2, 2013

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December 3, 2012

The National Association of Convenience Stores has named Paige Anderson as its director of government relations.

September 20, 2012

Retailers are up in arms over the proposed settlement filed in July of antitrust lawsuits filed by merchants against Visa, MasterCard and the nation's largest banks.

July 24, 2012

Walmart added its sizable voice to the growing ranks of those opposed to a settlement regarding transaction fees charged by Visa and MasterCard.

July 16, 2012

Visa and MasterCard on Friday announced a proposed $6.6 billion settlement to a long-running dispute over the fees they charge merchants, but one major trade group was clearly annoyed at the prospect.

June 28, 2012

The nation’s convenience stores continued to grow last year creating a peculiar blend of competitive challenges and sales opportunities for Sam’s Club.

November 23, 2011

A coalition of retail organizations, including the National Retail Federation, the Food Marketing Institute and the National Association of Convenience Stores, have filed a lawsuit charging that the Federal Reserve failed to comply with a new law requiring it to reduce fees bank charge retailers when shoppers use credit cards.

October 13, 2010

Hershey's VP customer industry affairs recently joined the National Association of Convenience Stores' supplier board...