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

Yesway Finds Its Way to the Top of the C-store Industry’s Growers

The chain doubled its store count in the past year by scooping up small-town locations across the U.S.

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Casey's General Stores Acquires Fantasy Convenience Chain

The retailer will continue to operate Fantasy's Ride the Wave car wash brand.

RaceTrac convenience store

The Southeast convenience store retailer is starting the initiative in Central Florida.

TA Express location

The company signs its first TA Express franchising agreement with the operator of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops.

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The five-unit chain is being acquired in a transaction that also includes West Oil's more than two dozen locations.

The tactics of using a competitor as a benchmark fall into three categories.

Closed store

The 1.1-percent drop marks just the fourth time since 2000 that the total store count has fallen.

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Retailer's growth plans include West Los Angeles/Santa Monica, The Valley, Phoenix, New York and Chicago.

Sprint Food Store convenience store

The transaction will add 10 convenience stores to the retailer's current 20-store footprint.

You should always be striving to improve your approach for better business results.

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees logo

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

Casey's General Stores logo

The deal includes seven Qwik Stop convenience stores in Wisconsin.

cannabis in jars

Gas N' Grass sells cannabis-infused gummies, tinctures and smokable marijuana to adults with a medical card and government-issued identification.

7-Eleven logo

Several groups question the long-term effect the ongoing conflict will have on the brand.

The Goods Mart NYC

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

7-Eleven

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

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

Road Ranger logo

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

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

Git 'N Go Markets logo

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

NCASEF logo

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

Choice Market logo

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

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.

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.

Interior of The Goods Mart convenience store

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

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