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

Weighing Your Options: Go, Grow or Enhance?

As the industry’s largest chains continue to expand, smaller operators are under pressure.

7-Eleven, Circle K & ampm Rank Among Largest Franchise Operations

7-Eleven, Circle K & ampm Rank Among Largest Franchise Operations

Circle K also ranks as one of the top 10 fastest growers by sales and units.

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Petroleum Services Co. is also selling a tobacco outlet, a travel center and two development lots in Iowa.

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Campbell Oil Co. will rebrand the 16 company-operated stores to its BellStores brand.

The deal includes one truck stop, three c-stores, two card locks, and a bulk fuel and lubes business.

The Virginia-based retailer picks up Cash and Sons' five-store chain.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Convenience Store News, we spotlight the pioneers, entrepreneurs, innovators, new product developers and partnership advocates who have made significant contributions to convenience and fuel retailing.

According to corporate, 4,700 franchisees have signed a new 15-year franchise agreement in the last 12 months.

RS Automotives will feature four dispensers that connect to a high-powered 200kW system.

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A series of meetings will focus on lower profits and corporate communication.

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Microsoft Surface devices will provide better insight from corporate to aid franchisees.

Take notice of red flags so that you can do something about them before it is too late.

One-of-a-kind foodservice and friendly, personalized service are among the ways to differentiate.

Customer expectations are elevated thanks to the proliferation of great retail experiences.

Now Mart Gas & Groceries implements Aqua Bio Technologies' Bio Complete 15000, which removes chemicals from water to be reused.

The company picks up Jetz Convenience Centers' four locations, marking the fifth transaction in a year.

Each vending machine is stocked with fresh, local snacks, fruit, sandwiches, salads, jerky and more.

The Aug. 28 event will take place at the State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Raleigh.

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

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Dale McKee founded the 21-store chain in 1977.

ControlScan solutions ensure that payment card data is handled in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

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

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

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

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

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.

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