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

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees logo

Tension Escalates Between 7-Eleven Corporate & National Coalition of Franchisees

NCASEF's board of directors took a vote of No Confidence in the management of 7-Eleven Inc.

Casey's General Stores logo

Casey's General Stores Acquires Tri-Par Oil Co.

The deal includes seven Qwik Stop convenience stores in Wisconsin.


Sandra Bivins Owsley will receive a franchise fee waiver valued at up to $190,000.

The Goods Mart NYC

Around 200 products are for sale at the New York City location.

It really is not about the end result at all — it is about the process.

Git 'N Go Markets logo

The four-store chain will use Pinnacle solutions to support the rollout of loyalty, mobile and food ordering programs.

Choice Market logo

Autonomous checkout, order and pay ahead via the Choice mobile app, and traditional checkout are available.

Lakeport Market, which opened earlier this year, is a true family affair for the Paduanos.

Texas Best Smokehouse interior

The nine-store chain is known for homemade barbecue and private label specialty products.

The inside of an Enmarket store

The retailer will remodel the site to feature freshly prepared grab-and-go items and expanded beverage offerings.

Road Ranger logo

Enex, a subsidiary of Quiñenco SA, will pay $289 million as it makes its first move into the United States.


New provisions require that stores open on Christmas and franchisees use specific vendors for products.

The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart c-store in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Customers can purchase character memorabilia, as well as Heat-Lamp Hot Dogs, Lard Lad Donuts, Squishees and more.

Enmarket forecourt and exterior

The move expands the c-store retailer's reach in a key market extending from Savannah to Charleston, S.C.

Interior of The Goods Mart convenience store

This California single store only stocks products that check off a list of core standards.

arrow towards excellence

Increase turns, reduce inventory costs, improve cash flow and better satisfy your shopper.

Applegreen logo

Applegreen picks up seven of eight S-Mart branded locations in South Carolina.


Coalition's stated objections include reduction to income and requirement to stay open on Christmas.


The 21-year company veteran highlighted the strength of the franchise model.

T-Bird Mini Marts banner

The family-owned business sells off a 10-store portfolio in New Hampshire and Vermont.

TA Travel Center

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

Tiger Truck Stop

Tiger Truck Stop adds a camel and baby coati following the 2017 death of mascot Tony.

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.

Locali logo

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

Lots of question marks

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

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