New U.S. C-store Report: Outlook to 2013

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New U.S. C-store Report: Outlook to 2013

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets released the "U.S. Convenience Stores Market Outlook to 2013" report on the expanding reach of convenience stores in the U.S.

According to the report, convenience stores constituted approximately 13 percent of the total retail sales in 2008, and this share is expected to rise in future, the company said.

The total convenience store sales in the U.S. include motor fuel sales and in-store sales, with motor fuel sales making up 70.8 percent, whereas in-store sales accounted for approximately 29.2 percent in total convenience store sales in 2007, according to the new report.

The convenience store industry is dominated by single-store businesses or franchises, and at the regional level, the southern U.S. states continue to lead the convenience store industry, the company reported.

This report is an in-depth study and evaluation of the past, current and future market trends in the U.S. convenience store industry, and it analyzes the proliferating convenience store market.

The report also provides industry forecast and estimates on various segments, including:

-- Retail sales
-- Convenience store sales
-- In-store sales
-- Per head GDP

There is also a key players section covering key facts about major players operating in the U.S. market, such as 7-Eleven Inc., The Kroger Co., Shell Oil Products US and Sunoco Inc.

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