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Whether it’s for food, fuel, drinks or snacks — about half of the U.S. population is at a convenience store every day. We sell 80% of the country’s fuel and we are 4% of the total U.S. economy. We’ll talk about what we see at stores — and what the future may hold — as long as it’s convenient.

Whether it’s for food, fuel, drinks or snacks — about half of the U.S. population is at a convenience store every day. We sell 80% of the country’s fuel and we are 4% of the total U.S. economy. We’ll talk about what we see at stores — and what the future may hold — as long as it’s convenient.
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Whether it’s for food, fuel, drinks or snacks — about half of the U.S. population is at a convenience store every day. We sell 80% of the country’s fuel and we are 4% of the total U.S. economy. We’ll talk about what we see at stores — and what the future may hold — as long as it’s convenient.

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Episodes

#147 Are Gas Stations Ready for Vehicle Fuel Economy Changes?

11/12/2018
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As vehicle fuel efficiency improves, consumer visits to gas stations are likely to decline. What can retailers plan for in order to reduce their reliance on fuel sales? Hosted by: Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute

Duration:00:23:46

#146 Rewarding Work Featuring Mike Rowe

11/5/2018
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Mike Rowe - American television host and narrator, actor and former opera singer, best known for his work on the series Dirty Jobs - talked with us about the skills gap and the opportunities that exist for workers in the convenience retailing industry. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:36:59

NACS Show Special Roadisode: Fuel Innovations

10/31/2018
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The 2018 NACS Show featured 1200+ exhibitors showcasing thousands of products and services. We talked with new exhibitors who have really innovative products and in this roadisode, we spoke to folks about fuel innovations with Top Tier Gasoline and Smart Fueling Systems. Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:11:31

NACS Show Special Roadisode: Products for Customer Happiness

10/31/2018
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The 2018 NACS Show featured 1200+ exhibitors showcasing thousands of products and services. We talked with new exhibitors who have really innovative products and in this roadisode, we spoke with folks about Tickle Water, Buddy's Biscuits and Hatch Loyalty. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:16:48

#145 Become a Stellar Road Trip Destination

10/29/2018
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How does a gas station land on a road trip radar? Frank Beard and Al Hebert drove across the country eating only at gas stations for the entire trip. Find out their tips for standing out. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:25:58

NACS Show Special Roadisode: Biometric Technology

10/26/2018
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The 2018 NACS Show featured 1200+ exhibitors showcasing thousands of products and services. We talked with new exhibitors who have really innovative products and in this roadisode, we spoke with Chris Neely of Crossmatch, a biometric technology provider. Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Jeff Lenard, Vice President, Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:09:16

#144 The Ultimate Road Trip: Louisiana to Vegas

10/22/2018
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Frank Beard and Al Hebert drove 2,500 miles in 6 days and only ate at gas stations for the entire trip. Hear about what they ate, what they discovered and how to road trip like an expert. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:21:03

#143 Electrify Gas Stations of the Future

10/15/2018
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Electrify America is looking to build a national network that will enable electric vehicles to traverse the country. Hear how gas stations and convenience stores can prepare for the EV future. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute

Duration:00:21:17

#142 We Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

10/8/2018
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Convenience stores are in every community, often open 24 hours a day and can be the eyes and ears for the community and their customers. Groups like In Our Backyard have resources available to stores to help identify and help trafficked individuals. Together, we can all be part of the solution. Learn more at http://inourbackyard.org/ Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Stephanie Sikorski, Vice President, Marketing, NACS

Duration:00:22:59

#141 On-Demand Gas Delivery

10/1/2018
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Mobile fuel delivery isn't new, but it sure is catching on quickly with mobile consumers. We talked with Scott Hempy from Filld on why fuel on-demand can be both opportunity and competition for traditional gas stations. Hosted by: John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute and Chris Blasinsky, Content Strategist, NACS

Duration:00:24:36

#140 Charitable Giving Fuels Customer and Employee Engagement

9/24/2018
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Working with a strong national or local charity is good for everyone involved. Why not partner with one that is trusted by most Americans, like the American Red Cross. Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Stephanie Sikorski, Vice President, Marketing, NACS

Duration:00:21:50

#139 Redefining the Convenience of Delivery

9/17/2018
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Big brown UPS trucks are a common sight on American roads and a lot of forward thinking is happening at UPS as urban centers, e-commerce and customer expectations evolve. Hear from Tom Madrecki who leads partnerships between UPS and city leaders to reduce congestion, increase quality of life and shape policy. Hosted by: Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and Stephanie Sikorski, Vice President, Marketing, NACS

Duration:00:26:09

Special: Disaster Recovery

9/14/2018
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The fuel infrastructure will likely be affected across the U.S. in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Find out what this means for gas stations and consumers in this special episode recorded September 14, 2018. For disaster recovery and relief resources visit www.convenience.org/hurricane. Media Contact: Jeff Lenard, NACS VP Strategic Industry Initiatives, jlenard@convenience.org and (703) 518-4272. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, VP Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:13:00

Special: Hurricane Florence’s Effect on the Fuel Market

9/13/2018
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Hurricane Florence’s effect on the fuel infrastructure will likely be felt across the U.S. Find out what this means for gas stations and consumers in this special episode recorded September 13, 2018. For recovery and relief resources visit www.convenience.org/hurricane. Media Contact: Jeff Lenard, NACS VP Strategic Industry Initiatives, jlenard@convenience.org and (703) 518-4272. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, NACS VP Strategic Industry Initiatives

Duration:00:11:08

#138 Preparing for Generation Z

9/10/2018
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Generation Z, born after 2002, has always known smartphones, internet, and binge-watching and don't use cash money, cable TV, landlines or paper. Learn how to sell to, work with and get ready for these new 'crazy kids.' Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Britt Brewer, Marketing Manager, NACS

Duration:00:27:34

#137 Vehicle Charging at Gas Stations

9/3/2018
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Take a deeper dive into the intersection of transportation, convenience and utilities with Erika Meyers of SEPA in this follow-up episode. How can convenience retailers play a role in transportation infrastructure for electric vehicles? Hosted by: Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:24:57

#136 A Conversation with Green Zebra Grocery

8/27/2018
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Green Zebra Grocery in Portland, Oregon is reinventing the convenience store by combining healthy and convenience. Featured in NACS Ideas 2 Go 2017, CEO Lisa Sedlar talks about her motivation to create three unique stores specializing in local food, beer and of course, coffee. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NACS

Duration:00:18:08

#135 Do You Have An Emergency Action Plan?

8/20/2018
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The American Red Cross Ready Rating program is a free service that helps businesses prepare for disasters and other emergencies. In this episode, learn how to evaluate and improve your operation's ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations and protect lives and property. Visit www.readyrating.org to get started with this free American Red Cross program. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Carolyn Schnare, Director of Strategic...

Duration:00:22:58

#134 Addressing Food Waste With Feeding America

8/13/2018
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While convenience stores grow their fresh food offer, they also need to figure out what to do with the leftovers. Feeding America's network of 200 food banks and more than 60,000 pantries and meal programs serves virtually every community in the nation and stands by ready to help match good food with those who need it. Feeding America welcomes inquiries from c-stores about food donation programs. To learn more about best practices, how to get started and additional partnership...

Duration:00:26:28

#133 Fueling Natural Gas Growth

8/6/2018
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When we think of gas stations, we think of petroleum. But, natural gas is quickly rising in popularity, especially for truck and commercial fleets, because of its flexibility and environmental benefits. Find out how natural gas is making its mark on the future of fuels. Hosted by: Jeff Lenard, Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS and Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute

Duration:00:30:59