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 sort descending Chain Name No. of Stores Avg. Store Size Last Year’s Rank
#41 Meijer Gas Stations 223 4,000+ sq. ft. #47
#42 Jacksons Food Stores 215 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #43
#43 Timewise Food Stores 212 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #38
#44 Anabi Oil/Shell 196 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #53
#44 GetGo 196 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #46
#46 United Dairy Farmers 185 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #50
#47 Thorntons 182 4,000+ sq. ft. #51
#48 Snack Express, Verve, Esso, Pioneer 181 1,000-2,500 sq. ft.
#49 Admiral 171 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #52
#50 Terrible Herbst 166 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #78
#50 Royal Farms 166 4,000+ sq. ft. #56
#52 Flash Foods 164 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #53
#53 G&M Food Mart 148 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #60
#54 QuickChek 143 4,000+ sq. ft. #61
#55 American Retail Services 142 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#56 Hy-Vee Gas 135 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #63
#57 Loop Neighborhood 124 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #65
#57 GoMart Food Stores 124 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #71
#59 Duchess Shoppes 122 1,000-2,500 sq. ft. #67
#60 Blarney Castle/EZ Mart 120 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. #83