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Indie Innovators

Indie Innovators

Underground Media Retailer

New Stand was born during David Carson’s morning commute on the New York City subway. He was working for a digital media company and wanted a change; simultaneously, he noticed the shops beside ...

Indie Innovators

Millennial Mecca

Paul Allen, founder and general manager of the Farm 2 Counter convenience store in Springfield, Mo., is not a typical c-store operator. He’s not really a c-store operator at all. He’s a ya...

Is 1-800-Lucky a c-store, a record store or a food hall? The answer is all of the above and none of the above.Co-founder Sven Vogtland refers to the 10,000-square-foot concept, in the Wynwood neighbor...

While studying business at the University of Chicago, Mike LaVitola noticed a surge in ondemand delivery services for restaurants, but none for the products he needed daily. So he put his investment b...

As a child, Rachel Krupa loved going to convenience stores for candy and popsicles. As she grew up and her tastes evolved along healthier lines, she could never find the products that met her needs. R...

Founder and CEO Mike Fogarty describes Choice Market as a hybrid fast-casual restaurant/natural grocery/c-store. And that’s why Choice is the perfect name for the concept.“It has a double ...

Each generation attempts to improve upon the accomplishments of those that preceded it. For Kelli Jackson, this meant taking the corner store that her father ran for 25 years and evolving it to meet t...

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 fro...