Association and Strategic Partnerships


Conexxus (formerly PCATS) is a non-profit organization devoted to the development, maintenance, and implementation of standards, education, and best practices for the convenience store and petroleum industries.

Impact21 Group

Offering leadership, technology and results by way of experience and unique partnerships has provided formulas for success for a notable list of Impact 21 Group’s international, national and regional clients. As a consulting company focused on the petroleum/convenience industry, Impact 21 Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of services that provide retailers with “real-world” solutions that meet the changing needs of the industries, markets and consumers they serve.

Impact 21 Group’s unique approach to maximize retailer’s software and human capital investments is supported by over 200 years of combined retail experience, global best practice methodologies, consumer focused category management principles and expertise. Impact 21 Group services include Business Alignment & Change Management; Category Management; Retail Management & Automation; Requirements Analysis & Solution Sourcing; Business Intelligence & Reporting; Project Management; Learning & Development; Supply Chain Go to Market Strategies and much more.


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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 154,195 stores (as of December 31, 2015) across the country, posted $547.8 billion in total sales in 2015. The convenience retailing industry continues to be dominated by single-store operators, which account for 63.1% of all convenience stores (97,359 stores total).

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

PSI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council, founded by global payment brands American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa, is an open global forum responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards, including PCI DSS, PA-DSS, and PTS requirements.