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

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7-Eleven Expanding in Pittsburgh Metro Area

The 20-plus convenience stores were part of the retailer's 1,110-store deal with Sunoco in 2018.

Weighing Your Options: Go, Grow or Enhance?

As the industry’s largest chains continue to expand, smaller operators are under pressure.

7-Eleven, Circle K & ampm Rank Among Largest Franchise Operations

Circle K also ranks as one of the top 10 fastest growers by sales and units.

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Petroleum Services Co. is also selling a tobacco outlet, a travel center and two development lots in Iowa.

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Campbell Oil Co. will rebrand the 16 company-operated stores to its BellStores brand.

The deal includes one truck stop, three c-stores, two card locks, and a bulk fuel and lubes business.

The Virginia-based retailer picks up Cash and Sons' five-store chain.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Convenience Store News, we spotlight the pioneers, entrepreneurs, innovators, new product developers and partnership advocates who have made significant contributions to convenience and fuel retailing.

According to corporate, 4,700 franchisees have signed a new 15-year franchise agreement in the last 12 months.

RS Automotives will feature four dispensers that connect to a high-powered 200kW system.

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Microsoft Surface devices will provide better insight from corporate to aid franchisees.

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A series of meetings will focus on lower profits and corporate communication.

Take notice of red flags so that you can do something about them before it is too late.

One-of-a-kind foodservice and friendly, personalized service are among the ways to differentiate.

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