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News, articles and commentary offering expert advice and information curated for the small c-store operator.

Franchisees Optimistic at the 2019 7-Eleven Experience

AI capabilities, private brands, new beverages and more were lauded by operators.

SAMCO Food Stores

SAMCO Signs Multi-Station Contract With Flyers Energy

Each reimage package includes a 10-year distribution deal.

The chain doubled its store count in the past year by scooping up small-town locations across the U.S.

Casey's logo

The retailer will continue to operate Fantasy's Ride the Wave car wash brand.

RaceTrac convenience store

The Southeast convenience store retailer is starting the initiative in Central Florida.

TA Express location

The company signs its first TA Express franchising agreement with the operator of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops.

Refuel logo

The five-unit chain is being acquired in a transaction that also includes West Oil's more than two dozen locations.

The tactics of using a competitor as a benchmark fall into three categories.

Closed store

The 1.1-percent drop marks just the fourth time since 2000 that the total store count has fallen.

Pink Dot logo

Retailer's growth plans include West Los Angeles/Santa Monica, The Valley, Phoenix, New York and Chicago.

Sprint Food Store convenience store

The transaction will add 10 convenience stores to the retailer's current 20-store footprint.

You should always be striving to improve your approach for better business results.

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees logo

NCASEF's board of directors took a vote of No Confidence in the management of 7-Eleven Inc.

Casey's General Stores logo

The deal includes seven Qwik Stop convenience stores in Wisconsin.

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