"Study group membership provides the opportunity to consider national trends and issues that impact our industry. Being a small marketer in a rural market, it is valuable to share insights with fellow group members in order to operate better on a daily basis as well as to plan more strategically for the future."

-- Norman Faulkner, Noblett Oil and Propane, Kilmarnock, Virginia

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Benefits of Study Group Membership

  • Network with a peer group of non-competing marketers.
  • Exchange ideas to enhance your business
  • Receive monthly detailed financial reports and graphs benchmarking your performance relative to other firms in your group.
  • Participate in site visits to member locations.
  • Improve your understanding of how to monitor and improve financial performance for your company.
  • Periodically have the opportunity to participate in and receive the benefit of specialized studies dealing with topics such as C-Store performance, employee compensation, employee satisfaction, investment return, truck cost analysis, and insurance analysis.


Our "Fact Sheet" provides detailed information regarding the purpose, membership qualifications, and costs of the Study Groups.

"Sample Reports" and "Sample Graphs" are also available.  These reports and graphs are provided to each member of the study group.

Our Facilitators have extensive industry and financial knowledge.

Read our members comments and experiences of participating in a study group.

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