About the NACS Show
The NACS Show provides a one-stop shopping experience for convenience and fuel retailers.
During the 1970s, the NACS Show (known then as the NACS Annual Meeting) was steadily becoming the industry's must-attend event. Attendance in the 1970s barely reached 3,000. Today, the NACS Show attracts more than 22,000 attendees from more than 60 countries.
Connections Are Key
Retailers rely on the NACS Show for proven ideas and strategies that enable them to increase sales, attract new customers, build their brand and improve their bottom line. They also come to the NACS Show to:
Discover new products and services
Attend educational sessions
Network and connect with industry peers
NACS was founded August 14, 1961, as the National Association of Convenience Stores. It is an international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,600 supplier company members. 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 more than 148,000 stores across the country, posted $681.9 billion in total sales in 2011, of which $486.9 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. In 2007, the association shortened its name to NACS and added a tagline that better defines its presence both internationally and at the retail fueling level: The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing. In 2010, this statement was further enhanced to The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing.