Discover the top convenience store trends for NACS’ South Central region.
The South Central region spans across 5 states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. NACS reports a store count of 24,498 stores ranging from single stores to 501+ store chains with approximately 14% non-fuel stores.
In 2016, CSP magazine reported top South Central c-store chains include:
- CST Brands/Corner Store
- Murphy USA, Murphy Express
- Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
- Allsup’s Convenience Stores
- Alon Brands
- Global Partners: Xtra Mart and Alltown
- CEFCO Convenience Stores
- Timewise Food Stores
- 7-Eleven Stores of Oklahoma
- Star Stop
- Flash Market
- Toot’n Totum Food Stores
- Shop Rite Inc./Tobacco Plus
The South Central region is one of six regions that the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has defined to help retailers track and benchmark their operation against the industry. NACS has been compiling and presenting convenience store performance since 1969. Their analysis is presented through their NACS state of the Industry Annual Report and presentations.By tracking each region, retailers gain a better understanding of the c-store industry for the region. Based on the statistics, the region underperforms in almost every category and metric.
Interested in NACS convenience store foodservice sales and margins benchmarks?
Foodservice sales for the South Central were approximately 40% lower than the national average monthly sales of $32,890. The region’s foodservice gross profit margins averaged 43% versus the national average of approximately 53%.
Interested in NACS convenience store merchandise sales and margins benchmarks?
Merchandise sales for the South Central region were approximately 28% lower than the national average monthly sales of $124,001. The region’s merchandise gross profit margins averaged 30% versus the national average of 27%.
Interested in NACS convenience store fuel sales and margins benchmarks?
Fuel sales for the South Central region were approximately 37% lower than the national average monthly sales of $353,347. The region’s fuel gross profit margins averaged 8% compared to the national average of 9%.
Want to find out more about how to achieve better margins? Contact the South Central Team Lead.