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

7-Eleven Ups Franchisee Support Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The convenience store chain is focused on listening to and responding to the needs in the field.

FriendShip Kitchens pizza

FriendShip Kitchen Cooks Up Expansion Through New Builds & Remodels

The new-concept stores from FriendShip Food Stores showcase the retailer's proprietary pizza and chicken offerings.

Only the Montrose, Pa., location's drive-thru and gas and diesel service will remain open 24 hours.

Hawkeye c-stores

Eight Hawkeye-branded stores are sold to Twin City Iowa.

The seven-store deal expands the company's reach in Montana.

Inside a convenience store

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

Inform and empower your store team to make the right decisions around restricted products.

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

Logo for Casey's General Stores

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

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.

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

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