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

Maryland Station Owner Swaps Pumps for EV Chargers

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

National 7-Eleven Franchisee Coalition Raises Concern Over Operators Leaving the System, Blames Corporate

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


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


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

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.

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

Customer expectations are elevated thanks to the proliferation of great retail experiences.

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

Now Mart Gas & Groceries implements Aqua Bio Technologies' Bio Complete 15000, which removes chemicals from water to be reused.

The company picks up Jetz Convenience Centers' four locations, marking the fifth transaction in a year.

Each vending machine is stocked with fresh, local snacks, fruit, sandwiches, salads, jerky and more.

The Aug. 28 event will take place at the State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Raleigh.

The all-vegan V Marks the Shop carves out a niche in the convenience channel.

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Dale McKee founded the 21-store chain in 1977.

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