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

Special Report: The State of the Small Operator

Under increasing pressure, the convenience store industry’s single-store owners and small chains are responding to adversity with creativity and innovation.

Choice Market Opens Third Location, Unveils New Features

The site is the first to feature gas pumps and electric superchargers.

Tiger Truck Stop's new owners removed the cages and plan to transform the business with new practices.

C-stores and other eligible businesses have access to $10 million in grants through the Fresh Food Financing Initiative COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Get ready to serve the new lifestyle that emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its point-of-sale solutions integrated with Fiserv's Clover platform will enable operators to increase revenue and streamline operations.

Core-Mark logo

The NRS point-of-sale platform is integrated with a loyalty program and digital advertising screens, as well as other features.

The cashless c-store aims to prove that self-service doesn’t detract from hospitality.

Trenton and Julia Langston are named vice presidents of the fuel company and E-Z Stop Food Mart operator.

Three-quarters of convenience store shoppers patronize the same store every time.

Altenergy has been powering two of the retailer's gourmet-to-go convenience stores.

Three sites in South Dakota, Texas and Florida will bring the retailer's total network count to 269. offers beverages, snacks, tobacco and essential grocery items.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Hawkeye c-stores

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

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

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