The number of convenience stores contracted last year, but in doing so became a bigger competitive challenge to other retail channels, as the total figure doesn’t tell the whole story.
The number of convenience stores declined slightly, according to the 2020 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count, with the number of single store operators accounting for the dip. There are now 152,720 convenience stores operating in the U.S. and 121,988 of them sell fuel. . . . more