Convenience worldwide: ‘NACS State of the Industry Report’ highlights strong US performance

US convenience stores reached record in-store sales of US$225.8 billion ($304 billion) in 2015, higher than overall industry sales in 1998.

Overall industry sales for 2015 reached US$574.8 billion ($773.76 billion), evidence that the value of convenience continues to resonate with consumers.

NACS Director of Research and Statistics Bob Swanson says the comprehensive ‘NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data’ is a compelling testament to retailers’ desire to move the convenience industry forward.

“Future profitability means using the best tools available and, thanks to our retail survey participants, the new and more visual report provides the best possible industry benchmarks and insights,” he said. “Furthermore, sharing data means that the convenience store industry has the best information available to support our positions legislatively, both at the grassroots and national levels.”

Published since 1972, the ‘NACS State of the Industry Report’ provides valuable information to help industry stakeholders maximise their companies’ growth and profitability. This year’s 203-page report examines economic conditions and their potential impact on the industry. The report includes a comprehensive selection of charts and tables that focus on every area of the industry’s 2015 performance, including financials, store operations, merchandising, foodservice, fuel sales and quartile analysis.

Purchasers of the ‘NACS State of the Industry Report of 2015 Data’ will also receive the ‘Fact Book’ as a downloadable, self-extracting file. Now in its 29th edition, the ‘Fact Book’ provides a detailed statistical account of industry data over the past several years (in some cases, decades), as well as a historical recap of the industry and key definitions and events that have shaped it.

The report/’Fact Book’ package is available for purchase online in electronic PDF (order number 40222078) for US$1,199 ($1,614.2) – US$599 ($806.565) for NACS members.

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