William J. Bresler and Water R. Schaub founded Convenient Food Mart in 1958 with their first location in Chicago. They wanted to provide customers a miniature supermarket, located in their neighborhood and owned locally. The store would be open seven days a week, either 24 hours or from early morning until late at night. The company grew from there and now is a chain of franchised Convenient Food Mart stores.
Convenient Food Mart operations are divided into regions with franchise groups operating Convenient Food Mart stores. All stores are franchise-owned and -operated, and the total number nationwide varies. There are locations in every state except Hawaii and Alaska.
The target customers are males in their 20s and neighborhood shoppers who need a quick convenience item. While each store shares the Convenient Store Mart system and support services, every store is uniquely a neighborhood market and blends into its surroundings accordingly. One group of Illinois stores feature Marathon gasoline, while many of the East Coast stores are primarily Sunoco, but this also varies by franchise owner and their individual agreements with fuel suppliers.
|No. of Stores:||210|
|Average Store Size:||2,500-4,000 sq. ft.|
|States of Operation:||Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming|