- 05 Oct
Just How Important Are C-Stores For Retail Fuel?
Just how important is the c-store industry to the American economy, and the retail fuel industry specifically? Take a look at these statistics from an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as reported by NACS Online:
- There are 144,500 convenience stores in the USA as of 2010
- Total convenience store US sales for 2009 was $511 billion
- The average convenience store selling fuel sees 1,100 customers per day
- Convenience stores have an 80 percent share of the gasoline market
On a related note, in a Balvor/NACS Motor Fuels Retail Survey, fuel retailers surveyed sold an average of over 125,000 gallons of fuel per month.
Clearly the c-store industry plays a critical role in the daily lives of American consumers.