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

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Single-Store Operators Continuing to Leave C-store Industry

Consolidation and profitability challenges take their toll on the smallest companies.

​Foxtrot Raises Millions to Reimagine the Convenience Store

A $17-million growth round will support the retailer's expansion in Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Both independent and chain retailers will see enhanced innovations and offers for the front counter, center store, and foodservice.

Logos for Nimocks Oil and Jordan's Kwik Stop Inc.

Its 11 Circle N Market locations serve six counties in the Arkansas Delta region.

Lucky Candy gives customers five seconds to take items off store shelves for free if they answer a math equation correctly.

Logo for Casey's General Stores

The convenience store operator is preparing to roll out a predictive modeling tool to help in site selection.

A deal with Stewart's Shops includes its gasoline and diesel distribution business, and five gas stations.

Three Square Self Pay Market enables customers to scan, swipe their payment and go.

The nine-store chain will also introduce a new loyalty program and an online ordering system.

Some investment is a must for defending and growing market share.

The move comes after a Japanese operator's contract was cancelled for not following corporate policy.

Understanding the value of positive reinforcement.

Logo for The Market convenience store chain

Workers at The Market chain will receive an average 11-percent pay increase.

The retailer's new delivery program merges digital and in-store into one cohesive omnichannel ecosystem.

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