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

Foxtrot Market to Double Store Count by End of 2021

Series B investments will fund nine new stores, as well as an expansion of the retailer's line of private label packaged goods and gifts.

TravelCenters of America's TA Express Brand Is Headed to California

The first of six planned sites within the state will open in Baker later in 2021.

Watching key metrics is an essential part of staying in business for the c-store industry’s small operators.

The roadmap includes paid time off guidelines, financial incentives, in-store signage and more.

COVID, labor difficulties and declining foot traffic are chief among their concerns.

A new Starter Plan offers Motiva gas stations free marketing exposure in the GetUpside app.

However, the pandemic’s effect on their sales and profitability is a top concern.

Above all: Know your audience, be true to your brand, and allow for mistakes.

the exterior of a convenience store and gas station

Single-store operators led the change with a 3.1-percent decrease.

Customers will be able to scan the Choice mobile app, pick up their items, and then exit the state-of-the-art c-store.

The company signed 21 franchise agreements and opened 10 new franchise locations last year.

Put into place a system that works for you all the time and is easy to use.

Now is not the time to take risks to fill shelves with products that may not sell.

Young's Market marks the retailer's second location in Marlin, Texas.

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