Top 101 Convenience Stores

CSP’s annual list of the largest chains in the convenience store industry

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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 sort descending Last Year’s Rank
#25 Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores 365 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #27
#81 MotoMart 78 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #101
#56 Hy-Vee Gas 135 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #63
#38 Convenient Food Mart 250 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #44
#57 GoMart Food Stores 124 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #71
#30 Alon Brands 309 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #31
#60 Blarney Castle/EZ Mart 120 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #83
#42 Jacksons Food Stores 215 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #43
#90 ABC Stores 73 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #92
#43 Timewise Food Stores 212 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #38
#15 Pilot Travel Centers, Flying J 688 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #13
#90 GATE Stores 73 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #100
#11 GPM Investments: Fas Mart, Shore Stop, Scotchman, etc. 732 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #22
#16 Cumberland Farms 560 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #17
#72 Family Fare 85 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #88
#46 United Dairy Farmers 185 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #50
#73 Tri Star Energy: Twice Daily/Daily’s 73 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#74 Lil’ Mart 83 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #89
#20 Holiday Stationstores 499 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #23
#1 7-Eleven 8,273 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #1