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Top M&A Movies of 2023

Top M&A Moves of 2023

Mergers and acquisitions came in all shapes, configurations and sizes in 2023, and while there were some significant deals by number of stores, the year can best be characterized as one of “strange br...

Top 202 Convenience Stores 2024

Top 202 Convenience Stores 2024

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.

Coffee sales are surging worldwide, up 5% year over year for the 12 months ending September 2023—and up 3% in the United States during this time, according to Chicago-based market research firm Circan...

Craving is not the same as hunger. Hunger is a need. Craving is a want. Say you just finished Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey was dry, but you satisfied your basic hunger with rolls and pie. Your bell...

Variety, cleanliness, innovation. Making do with substitute ingredients and being ready to pivot at any moment. Those successful in convenience-store foodservice are juggling these and other requir...

Every fuel has a seat at the table, but how big will the slice of the pie be for each of them?

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

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...

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