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Convenience Store News releases topline findings of its 2017 Technology Study.

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About halfway through the year, it appears that convenience store sales are tracking somewhat softer than a year ago, according to the 2017 Convenience Store News Midyear Report Card.

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The latest numbers put the U.S. convenience channel store count at nearly 155,000.

CSNews research shows frequent shoppers key to improvement.

Soft spots emerge in the 2017 Convenience Store News Midyear Report Card. Download the full report via the link at right.  The forecast predicted a good year for the c-store industry, but warned of a few weak spots that tempered the strong sales growth of recent years.

Three M&A deals now in the works will shake up the top 10.

Continuing consolidation puts more stores in the hands of the biggest c-store chains Download the full report via the link at right.  Things get interesting when you fine-tune the microscope and realize that the top 10 chains, led by 7-Eleven Inc., account for a whopping 40,725 of those sto

Our ranking of the top 101-200 c-store chains by store count.

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The annual ranking, now in its sixth year, is based on store count figures provided by TDLinx, a service of Nielsen. 

Western Refining tops the sixth-annual ranking.

Presence of children in the household has an impact.

Smaller acquisitions proved key for this year’s expanders. Download the full report via the link at right.  This year, Western Refining Inc. joins the ranks atop the Convenience Store News Top 20 Growth Chains list.

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