There are many gas station trade organizations and associations across the country, as well in our individual states. But which one should you join and which ones will really help you manage and grow your retail gas station business? “We always like to recommend that our retail gas station operators join and become active in the NACS – The National Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing,” says David Mozeley, president of Petro-Construction. “It is an international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,600 supplier company members, and they implement best practices for every aspect of an operator’s business.”
Gas Station Owners – Profile on NACS
NACS member companies do business in nearly 50 countries worldwide, with the majority of members based in the United States. The U.S. convenience store industry, with 151,282 stores (as of December 31, 2013) across the country, posted $700 billion in total sales in 2012, of which $501 billion were motor fuels sales.
“NACS serves the convenience and fuel retailing industry by providing industry knowledge, connections and advocacy to ensure the competitive viability of its members’ businesses,” adds Mozeley. “More than 70% of the total NACS membership is comprised of companies that operate 10 stores or less. This membership base roughly tracks the industry as a whole. Of the 149,000-plus convenience stores in the United States, 63% are owned and operated by someone with just one store.”
Gas Station & Convenience Store Advocacy
NACS works to protect the best interests of the convenience and fuel retailing industry before Congress and federal government agencies — especially against rules and regulations that can have a negative impact on your business. Learn more about their advocacy programs here.
Helping Your Gas Station & Convenience Store Business Grow
NACS provides resources that help convenience and fuel retailers increase profits and grow their operations. Here you can access information for getting started in the convenience store industry, protecting your business, maintaining compliance with current regulations and learning more about the dynamic retail fuels market. Learn more about their gas station & convenience store business assistance here.
NACS offers training programs that help convenience and fuel retailers grow their business and enhance their operational efficiencies. Learn more about their training programs for gas station & convenience store operations here.
The NACS is well known for their extensive industry research and reporting for our gas station & convenience store industry. Learn more about their research programs here.
“The NACS is a wonderful organization and resource for all of our retail gas station and convenience store operators to invest in,” adds Mozeley. “If you are not a member, we encourage you to join the NACS here and put their knowledge to work for your business.”
If you would like to learn more about Petro-Construction Company’s design-build program for retail gas stations and convenience stores, please call us today at 980-237-7597, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach us from our Contact page. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you build your next retail fuel and convenience store package.