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

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California's Locali Convenience Expanding to the East Coast

Healthy convenience store operator signs multi-unit franchisee agreement in South Florida.

TA Travel Center

TravelCenters of America to Debut TA Express in Late Summer

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

Employee Training Must-Dos

Everything you want to accomplish in retail revolves around proper training.

After photo of Gas Land site

The fuel distributor remediates and transforms contaminated New York State properties.

Lots of question marks

The seven things that are keeping this single-store owner up at night.

Sam's Club logo

The 32,000-square-foot store, which is expected to open this fall, also mixes online with in-store experiences.

strategy puzzle pieces

Develop a simple store strategy to create the foundation from which you make decisions.

The St. Paul bodega offers "quick-hit" convenience in an eclectic and playful atmosphere.

Roy Strasburger of Strasburger

Company has been built on four generations of the Strasburger family in grocery, convenience and small-format retail businesses.

Mopping store floor

Deficiencies in cleanliness can doom everything else that is good in a c-store.

Choice Market logo

A second storefront, in Mariposa, Colo., is expected to open during the first quarter of 2019.

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Implementation includes business intelligence tools and pricebook management services.

cleaning supplies in bucket with gloves

How one independent convenience store increased its sales by 25 percent in a year.

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Value & Variety chain embraces independence while growing its store count.

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