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The NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data*Now Available
Published in June, the NACS State of the Industry Report® of 2015 Data is the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarking tool – providing the most comprehensive collection of key performance indicators and trends. What new insights will you discover?

NACS State of the Industry Compensation Report of 2015 DataNew!
The latest benchmarking snapshot of compensation levels, turnover and benefit metrics for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, as reported by more than 90 retail companies representing nearly 13,000 stores.
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Previous years NACS State of the Industry Reports are also available for purchase.

Research Resources

NACS State of the Industry Report
Published every year since 1972, the NACS State of the Industry Report® provides data on financials, store operations, merchandising, motor fuels sales and quartile analysis. The data allows retailers to benchmark and improve their store operations and communicate the industry's perspectives on motor fuels sales and trends. For more information, contact Bob Swanson at (703) 518-4219.

  • NACS State of the Industry Fact Book
    A companion piece to the NACS State of the Industry Report®, the NACS Industry Fact Book download provides a detailed statistical account of industry data over the past several years, as well as a historical recap of the industry and key definitions and events that have shaped it. For more information, contact Bob Swanson at (703) 518-4219.
  • NACS State of the Industry Compensation Report®
    Strengthening top- and bottom-line performance and leadership development within a retail operation begins with managerial pay and how a company invests in its talent. Metrics from the newly released NACS State of the Industry Compensation Survey of 2015 Data increases HR's strategic value to the business by providing up-to-date and accurate information for human capital decision making and refining your priorities for workforce investments. For more information about the report, and to learn how you can receive a free copy by participating, contact Greg Levitan by phone at (703) 518-4268 or email at

CTP: Convenience Tracking Program
Go beyond scan data to learn what your customers think about your stores and translate these findings into sales. A joint partnership with him!, allows retailers and suppliers to gain valuable insights into their business through shoppers' eyes and benchmark against the best in class. CTP is an annual intercept program that captures “moment of truth” insights from over 10,000 shoppers across 42 states and approximately 400 stores. The program was uniquely built for the convenience channel and captures experiential factors, product movement and perceptions in an immediate consumption environment. For more information, contact Leroy Kelsey at (703) 518-4255.

NACS State of the Industry Technology Survey
The NACS State of the Industry Technology Report of 2010 Industry Data examines industry challenges and perceptions regarding technology, as well as usage and expenditure metrics for a variety of key technology-enabled issues, including PCI compliance, pricebook, scan data, lottery and inventory management. For more information, contact Leroy Kelsey at (703) 518-4255.

Hot Off the Press! The latest NACS State of the Industry Report® is now available for order.

Learn how you can get a free copy of the report, and attend the 2017 State of the Industry Summit,  just by sharing your company’s data.




CSX LLC (CStoreXchange)
CSX is an online financial benchmarking application for the convenience and petroleum retailing industry. CSX provides meaningful insights regarding operational and financial performance in the convenience store industry based on monthly P&L and operational data.For more information, contact Chris Rapanick at (703) 518-4253.

CSX Webinars for Subscribers
Quarterly webinar presentations are offered on updates of the convenience channel to see how selected categories are performing using an internet format that enables two-way dialogue.




The new NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide Version 7.1 is now available for download in both MS and Excel formats.

In developing the updates, the NACS research team worked closely with industry leaders and key stakeholders (including the NACS Research & Technology Board Committee) over the past three years to make a few important changes to the 7.0 version, which was published in 2010. These changes improve the clarity of the guide and reflect recent updates resulting from product transition and diversification.
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