As the US economy gains steam, more consumers are expected to hit the road and demand gasoline. Furthermore, strong economic growth will push up demand for crude oil, thus paving the way for higher industry revenue. Although the majority of industry revenue is earned through gasoline sales, store owners are increasingly reliant on convenience store sales because in-store products are more profitable than gasoline.
Industry operators sell automotive fuels such as gasoline and diesel from stations that are collocated with convenience stores or food marts. They may also provide automotive repair services. This industry is distinct from the Convenience Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44512) and the Gas Stations industry (IBISWorld report 44719). Major oil producers that franchise out most of their convenience operations are not included, unless they own and operate a significant number of sites.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.