National Association of Convenience Stores ( NACS )
About National Association of Convenience Stores
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 151,282 stores (as of December 31, 2013) across the country, posted $696 billion in total sales in 2013, of which $491 billion were motor fuels sales. The convenience retailing industry continues to be dominated by single-store operators, which account for 62.8% of all convenience stores (95,056 stores total).