Top 101 Convenience Stores
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About CSP's Convenience Top 101
CSP’s third-annual Convenience Top 101 list ranks the largest convenience-store chains by store count—owned/operated and franchised locations—in the United States and Canada, providing easy access to data, images and news on the leading chains. We've also tapped CSPedia, the c-store industry’s online business intelligence database, to recognize some of the industry’s most fascinating leaders in current retail trends. The real story, of course, are the record profits, low gas prices and, most important for the purpose of ranking chains by store count, convenience multiples made running c-stores—and apparently selling or buying them—all the rage. An improving economy, more cash in consumers’ pockets and tax advantages propelling master limited partnerships (MLPs) shook up much of the middle and lower half of this year’s list of Top 101 convenience chains.
Welcome to the 2016 Convenience Top 101!
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2016 Top Convenience Stores
The Convenience Top 101 rankings reflect combined company-operated and franchised store counts in the United States and Canada. They do not include licensed or dealer locations. All statistics accurate as of Dec. 1, 2015.
|Rank||Chain Name||No. of Stores||Avg. Store Size||Last Year’s Rank|
|#48||Snack Express, Verve, Esso, Pioneer||181||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.|
|#49||Admiral||171||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#52|
|#74||Sprint Mart||83||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#90|
|#50||Terrible Herbst||166||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#78|
|#77||Certified||80||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#92|
|#31||Sunshine Gasoline Distributors||303||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#36|
|#32||Kwik Fill/Red Apple||301||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#30|
|#61||Quality Mart/Quality Plus/GOGAS||115||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#81|
|#94||Cenex Zip Trip||70||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.|
|#8||ampm||970||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#9|
|#28||United Pacific: We Got It!, United Mart, My Goods||320||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#64|
|#95||Southwest Georgia Oil||68||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.|
|#9||Kroger: Turkey Hill, Kwik Shop, Quik Stop, etc.||790||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#10|
|#66||truenorth||108||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#75|
|#96||Dandy Mini Marts||65||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.|
|#10||Suncor Energy: Petro-Canada, Neighbours, SuperStop||750||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#11|
|#96||Stinker Stores||65||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.|
|#68||Town Pump Food Stores||96||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#66|
|#98||Weigel's Farm Stores||64||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.|
|#69||Star Stop||95||1,000-2,500 sq. ft.||#84|