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Top 20 Growth Chains

Convenience Store News' exclusive Top 20 Growth Chains report is an annual ranking of the convenience store retailers that added the most locations in the past year.

Meet the Top 20 Growth Chains of 2019

Big deals, small deals and midsize deals all combined to make for another very active year.

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.

An up-close look at how each company earned its spot on this year’s ranking.

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The annual ranking, now in its sixth year, is based on store count figures provided by TDLinx, a service of Nielsen. 

Buyers are looking to acquire portfolios that are big, small and everything in between.

Robust M&A activity again shapes this year’s Convenience Store News Top 20 Growth Chains ranking.

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Many on this year’s list got there by gobbling up midsize convenience channel players.

The convenience store chain cites loyalty and private-label programs as key pillars of growth.

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Retailer’s growth is having ripple effect on the c-store industry at large.

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Low interest rates, high multiples and no succession planning are among the contributing factors.

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Mom-and-pop retailers can survive, but only if they find a competitive differentiator. 

Western Refining tops the sixth-annual ranking.

Big consolidators and strong regionals put pressure on midsize chains.

Smaller acquisitions proved key for this year’s expanders.

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