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

A TA Express in Salina, Utah

Network Expansion Remains a Key Initiative for TravelCenters of America

The company inked 23 new franchise agreements since the beginning of 2019.

Pride convenience store

Alimentation Couche-Tard Subsidiary Acquires Pride C-Stores Chain

Mac's Convenience Stores picks up seven stores in northeast Indiana.

Stewart's Shops logo

The transaction comprises eight c-stores, three car washes, a 75-plus dealer network and a fuel distribution business.

Logos for Refuel and Cruizers

Refuel's deal for the parent company of Cruizers will expand its presence into North Carolina.

Sevier Valley Oil's presence will expand the company's footprint in Utah.

The 18-store chain will join the Loaf 'N Jug network in Colorado.

With a focus on "targeted innovation," the company sets its sights on three key areas.

An affiliate of NSR Petro Services LLC buys the eight-store chain based in Hollywood, Md.

Regal Oil's 14-store chain increases the company's presence in Texas and expands its footprint throughout the central U.S. to Kansas.

Retailers need to truly understand what makes their market area tick.

Kent Kwik logo

Kent Distributors Inc.'s acquisition includes Buy Fast c-stores and the Big Chicken truck stop.

Smoker Friendly logo

The tobacco retailer acquires a three-store chain in Hickory.

An employee at a 7-Eleven convenience store

The convenience store chain and its franchisees are recruiting 20,000 additional employees.

Quality Oil Co. logo

The 23-store chain in North Carolina will be rebranded to Quality Mart stores.

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