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2024 Power 20

2024 Power 20

Get to know 20 retailers who are setting the pace for adoption of electric-vehicle charging

2023 Retail Leader of the Year

2023 Retail Leader of the Year: Natalie Morhous

Natalie Morhous is punctilious, energizing, caring, humble and genuine. The president of RaceTrac, and winner of CSP’s 2023 Retail Leader of the Year award, is also willing to give constructive feedback. Here's how the industry leader has taken lessons from her family members who have come before her and forged a path of her own as she leads RaceTrac into the next generation of convenience retail.

2023 Outlook Survey

The 15 largest distributors to the U.S. convenience store industry and the state of distribution

10 convenience-store chains that have set themselves apart through cleanliness, customer service and attention to detail

The NACS Show returns to Atlanta for the first time since 2019. Here is CSP's guide to events, education, trends and things to do while in the Big Peach.

The pandemic's impact on city business vacancies presents new opportunities—and challenges—for convenience retailers. CSP looks at the pros and cons of operating in an urban market.

What snackers want ... and how to sell what they don't know they need

CSP dives deep into tobacco and nicotine trends and data, setting the stage for the year ahead.

Innovation in foodservice can be the difference between a vibrant offer and flat sales. Over the past year, retailers and quick-service restaurants have proven themselves adept at keeping their menus ...

Big chains typically rely on a consistent offer to build a reputation and draw customers. But with more than half of the convenience retail channel still owned and operated by independent retailers—ch...

CSP’s Top 202 details the largest chains in the convenience-store industry and the biggest M&A stories of the past year. Welcome to a deep dive into the c-store landscape.

The latest round of consumer surveys by CSP data partner Technomic shows some of the best coffee in the land is being poured in convenience stores and quick-service restaurants across the country. For...

A year of megadeals it wasn’t. There were no massive 7-Eleven-Speedway deals. But the 2022 mergers-and-acquisitions activity was still robust, and it was largely characterized by several well-known, f...

There are retailers who do in the convenience-store world, and there are retailers who do more. With the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly distant in the rearview mirror, some retailers are just now rest...

When someone has a food craving, they usually want it now! That makes convenience stores the ideal place to serve craveable food. Recent consumer survey data from Technomic shows that “the need to ...

CSP digs deep into year-end sales data to provide an exclusive look at which product categories are exceeding expectations and which struggled during a year that may have set the tone for the future of convenience retailing.

CSP honors eight category managers who keep their product offers on the cutting edge while maintaining the tried and true elements of a set to achieve that balance of brands, flavors and SKUs that drive the most sales in a respective product category.

Retail trends in packaged beverages

Electric vehicles—and charging locations—have taken the lead in alternative fuels, but how the forecourt will shake out is far from decided

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