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

The inside of an Enmarket store

Enmarket Adds Handy Dan's C-store to South Carolina Operations

The retailer will remodel the site to feature freshly prepared grab-and-go items and expanded beverage offerings.

Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Vet Matt Paduano Opens His Own C-store

Lakeport Market, which opened earlier this year, is a true family affair for the Paduanos.

Texas Best Smokehouse interior

The nine-store chain is known for homemade barbecue and private label specialty products.

Road Ranger logo

Enex, a subsidiary of Quiñenco SA, will pay $289 million as it makes its first move into the United States.

Enmarket forecourt and exterior

The move expands the c-store retailer's reach in a key market extending from Savannah to Charleston, S.C.

The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart c-store in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Customers can purchase character memorabilia, as well as Heat-Lamp Hot Dogs, Lard Lad Donuts, Squishees and more.

Interior of The Goods Mart convenience store

This California single store only stocks products that check off a list of core standards.

arrow towards excellence

Increase turns, reduce inventory costs, improve cash flow and better satisfy your shopper.


New provisions require that stores open on Christmas and franchisees use specific vendors for products.

Applegreen logo

Applegreen picks up seven of eight S-Mart branded locations in South Carolina.


Coalition's stated objections include reduction to income and requirement to stay open on Christmas.


The 21-year company veteran highlighted the strength of the franchise model.

T-Bird Mini Marts banner

The family-owned business sells off a 10-store portfolio in New Hampshire and Vermont.

TA Travel Center

Scaled-down concept and franchising are focus of the retailer’s growth efforts.

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