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

Strategies for Grabbing Attention on Social Media

Above all: Know your audience, be true to your brand, and allow for mistakes.

the exterior of a convenience store and gas station

U.S. Convenience Store Count Declines for Third Consecutive Year

Single-store operators led the change with a 3.1-percent decrease.

The company signed 21 franchise agreements and opened 10 new franchise locations last year.

Customers will be able to scan the Choice mobile app, pick up their items, and then exit the state-of-the-art c-store.

Put into place a system that works for you all the time and is easy to use.

Now is not the time to take risks to fill shelves with products that may not sell.

Young's Market marks the retailer's second location in Marlin, Texas.

Majors Management

Its latest deal also includes numerous dealer supply accounts from OSAN Petroleum.

Resources for Retailers serves as a content and services hub that provides solutions to common challenges.

Minnesota-based Dehn Oil Co. commits a package of sites that will include the first wave of newly branded stations.

The Up and Comers Small Makers Awards aims to help small business owners gain exposure.

The deal includes four locations in southeastern New Hampshire.

In the c-store format, every single product offering plays a role in the overall success of the business.

Classic Star Group picks up its retail, ChevronTexaco and Shell branded fuel distribution, and commercial business properties.

Logos for Party Mart and Pak-a-Sak

The transaction includes 22 Party Mart convenience stores.

Logos for Kwik Fill and Acorn Markets

The parent company of Kwik Fill c-stores takes ownership of the sites in deal with Acorn Markets Inc. and Putnam Co.

The deals are expected to add 275 million liters of fuel and petroleum product volume annually to the company's U.S. segment.

Both store managers and employees should be trained in de-escalation techniques.

A TA Express in Salina, Utah

The company inked 23 new franchise agreements since the beginning of 2019.

Pride convenience store

Mac's Convenience Stores picks up seven stores in northeast Indiana.

Stewart's Shops logo

The transaction comprises eight c-stores, three car washes, a 75-plus dealer network and a fuel distribution business.

Logos for Refuel and Cruizers

Refuel's deal for the parent company of Cruizers will expand its presence into North Carolina.

Sevier Valley Oil's presence will expand the company's footprint in Utah.

The 18-store chain will join the Loaf 'N Jug network in Colorado.

With a focus on "targeted innovation," the company sets its sights on three key areas.

An affiliate of NSR Petro Services LLC buys the eight-store chain based in Hollywood, Md.

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