NORWALK, Conn. — Convenience store chains were recognized as being among the best retailers in the industry on the 2016 Kantar Retailer PoweRanking list. The portion of the 2016 list that identifies the 10 highest-ranking retailers with less than $10 billion in revenue included multiple c-stores.
The top c-store retailer in this section of the list was Hy-Vee, which is working to expand its c-store presence and retained its No. 17 rank in overall composite results from last year's list. Wawa was No. 20 on the list, up from its No. 28 the 2015 edition.
"Wawa has collaborative business planning and shares data and their business goals/targets," according to one manufacturer.
Other c-store chains on the list included QuikTrip at No. 22; RaceTrac at No. 27; Speedway at No. 29; and Couche-Tard at No. 30. They collectively demonstrated distinctive strengths in supply chain management, innovative merchandising, digital marketing and strategic clarity, according to Kantar.
The annual PoweRanking list is determined by participating manufacturers. It is designed to identify the manufacturers and retailers viewed as best-in-class by their major trading partners and to provide insight into what distinguishes them across key areas of the manufacturer-retailer business relationship.