|Headquarters:||South Paris, Maine|
|No. of Stores:||78|
|Average Store Size:||1,700 sq. ft.|
|Rank Last Year:||81|
|States of Operation:||Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont|
Legendary customer service is this C.N. Brown's Big Apple Stores' competitive advantage.
A family business since 1948, the C.N. Brown Co. began as a retail and wholesale lumber concern and expanded into gasoline, heating oil and convenience stores. South Paris, Maine-based C.N. Brown operates 78 Big Apple Food Store convenience outlets throughout New England. The chain has 12 service stations that do not have a c-store, and 27 Red Shield Heating Oil sites. The company distributes fuel to 40 independents and also provides electricity to customers in Maine.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic