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In today’s market, some retailers are becoming synonymous with disruption: Amazon, Tesla, Uber and more. For the convenience-store industry, the most immediate and promising change is coming from within, and often from the smallest operators. What follows are 10 independent, innovative retailers who are truly breaking the mold.

By Brett Dworski, Greg Lindenberg and Samantha Oller

Rachel Krupa, pictured, owner of The Goods Mart. Photograph by Gregg Segal