NACS (The Association for Convenience & Petroleum
"NACS was founded August 14, 1961, as the National Association of Convenience Stores. It is an international trade association representing more than 2,100 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 146,000 stores across the country, posted $575 billion in total sales in 2010, of which $385 billion were motor fuels sales."
--From NACS Web site.
PMCI (Petroleum Marketers and
Convenience Stores of Iowa)
"The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI) is a non-profit state trade association serving the needs of independent (NOT MAJOR OIL OWNED OR OPERATED) petroleum distributors, gasoline retailers and convenience store owners throughout the state of Iowa. While many of our members may display the logo of one of the major oil companies, they are independently owned and operated from the major oil company. For over sixty years, PMCI has viewed as one of its major goals the maintenance of a competitive business climate that will encourage growth of the independent petroleum marketing industry within the state."
--From PMCI Web site.