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

TravelCenters of America Focuses on Accelerating Franchise Growth

Eight franchise sites are expected to open during the first half of 2020, with more to come.

StrasGlobal Rolls Out Online Ordering & Curbside Delivery Platform offers beverages, snacks, tobacco and essential grocery items.

The seven-store acquisition expands the company's Montana business.

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

FloWater Refill Stations remove 99.9 percent of contaminants and feature "no-contact" dispensing nozzles.

Hard-to-get items such as gloves and toilet paper were secured and donated.

Program members can easily track rewards, redeem points and manage their accounts.

The retailer is aiming to sell products from florists, pet stores and restaurants while their stores are temporarily closed.

FriendShip Kitchens pizza

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.

Inside a convenience store

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

Hawkeye c-stores

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

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

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.

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

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.

Three Square Self Pay Market enables customers to scan, swipe their payment and go.

Some investment is a must for defending and growing market share.

The nine-store chain will also introduce a new loyalty program and an online ordering system.

The move comes after a Japanese operator's contract was cancelled for not following corporate policy.

Logo for The Market convenience store chain

Workers at The Market chain will receive an average 11-percent pay increase.

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