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

Pak-A-Sak logo

Pak-A-Sak Founder Passes Away

Dale McKee founded the 21-store chain in 1977.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veganism Meets Convenience Retailing at Philadelphia C-store

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

Nominations are being accepted in seven award categories now through Aug. 8.

Northwestern University’s new Plum Market caters to its increasingly diverse population.

Woodfin logo

The Pit Stop operator seeks to improve communication and pricebook management.

Git 'N Go Market

The loyalty, mobile and foodservice program is powered by Pinnacle's Affiniti Cloud platform.

Become your own mystery shopper to raise your standards and improve customer service.

Retif Oil & Fuel hung a for sale sign on this property in St. Martinville, La.

The four convenience store and gas station properties are in Louisiana.

How c-store retailers of all sizes can create successful programs for customer retention.

CBD molecules

A new partnership with Harvest Health & Recreation will also include extensive training for store clerks.

Choice Market

The creation process included interviews with regional artisans and farmers.

reading literacy

The Roux will offer scholarships, resources and community outreach programs.

TA Express logo

The Steele, N.D., site is the first of four Coffee Cup Fuel Stops rebranding to TA Express.

National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees logo

Group argues that vendor sponsorships from 7-Eleven Inc.'s corporate convention should be used to lower costs of goods.

Three Square Market logo

The company is setting its sights on locations like malls, train stations, hospitals and airports.

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

AI capabilities, private brands, new beverages and more were lauded by operators.

Quik Mart logo

The locations purchased by the Quik Mart Convenience Stores operator have extensive foodservice operations and drive-thrus.

RaceTrac convenience store

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

Casey's logo

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

SAMCO Food Stores

Each reimage package includes a 10-year distribution deal.

TA Express location

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

Refuel logo

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.

Pink Dot logo

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

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