With a history in dairy farming going back to 1917 and a legacy as a purveyor of ice cream, Stewart's Shops is an employee- and family-owned convenience-store chain based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It is known regionally for its milk, ice cream, coffee, food to go, gasoline and other convenience items. The company has an extensive production, distribution and warehousing network that supplies its stores. As a result, the chain is unique in the number of products it produces in its own facilities, including 20-ounce "refresher" teas and dairy drinks.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.

Headquarters:Saratoga Springs, New York
No. of Stores:336
Rank Last Year:27