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2014 Top C Stores – C Store Distributors

2014 TOP 10 C STORES ///\\ 7-ELEVEN INC. //I\\ • No Of Stores 7790 ALIMENTATION COUCHE - TARD (MAC'S, CIRCLE K) 01 Avg. Store Size 2,500-4,000 sq. ft • No Of Stores 5,700 ///\\ Avg. Store Size 2,500-4,000 sq. ft 02 CST BRANDS INC. (VALERO) ///\\ • No Of Stores 1,887 CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC. 03 Avg. Store Size 2,500-4,000 sq. ft • No Of Stores 1,759 • Avg. Store Size 2,500-4,000 sq. ft 04 THE PANTRY (KANGAROO EXPRESS) //|\\ SPEEDWAY LLC • No Of Stores 1,567 • No Of Stores 1,468 05 • Avg. Store Size 2,600 sq. ft ///\\ • Avg. Store Size 2,500-4,000 sq. ft 06 HESS CORP. ///\\ • No Of Stores 1,354 MURPHY USA INC. 07 Avg. Store Size 1,000-2,500 sq. ft • No Of Stores 1,184 ///\\ Avg. Store Size 500-1,000 sq. ft 08 BP AMERICA (AMPM) ///\\ KROGER CO., CONVENIENCE • No Of Stores 950 DIVISION 09 Avg. Store Size 1,000-2,500 sq. ft • No Of Stores 784 10 • Avg. Store Size 1,000-2,500 sq. ft The U.S. convenience store industry has 151,000-plus stores that account for nearly $700 billion in sales. Here are more details Convenience Stores Offer More Convenience U.S. Convenience Store Count Convenience stores offer speed of service to time-starved consumers who want to get in and out of the store quickly The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 151,282 stores as of December 31, 2013, a 1.4% increase(2,062 stores) from the year prior Convenience stores sell 80% of the gas purchased in the country, Besides gas purchases, 82% of vacationers say that they plan to stop at a convenience store as part of their summer trip, and they cite buying a drink (59%), using the bathroom (59%) and purchasing a snack (55%) as the top three reasons why. WHY DO C-STORES AND BEVERAGES MAKE SUCH A GOOD MATCH? Beverages are considered one of the fastest selling items in a convenience store accounting for over one third of overall c-store sales because they are known as a beverage destination. The majority of new beverages are initially sampled in c-stores because they can be purchased cold and in single serve packaging and the pricing is sometimes lower than other channels. 48% of all adults that purchase food at a convenience store do so 1-3 times per month. CONVENIENCE STORES ARE EVERYWHERE !!! 5 The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 149,220 stores as of December 31, 2012, a 0.7% increase (1,094 stores) from the year prior, according NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count...the number now is over 152,000 to the latest An average store selling fuel has around 1,100 customers per day, which equates to more than 400,000 per year Just imagine the amount of volume you can move if your product is in-front of 1,100 customers per day in just one location Cumulatively, the U.S. convenience store industry alone serves nearly 160 million customers per day, and 58 billion customers every year Convenience stores continue to grow as more and more c-stores add food-service offerings to attract new consumers 4 HOW TO SELL YOUR PRODUCT TO A C-STORE One of the best ways is by selling your product to a wholesale distributor Selling your new product to a c-store requires you to present your new product to a retail buyer or store owner There are multiple ways of presenting your new product to a retail buyer or store owner or beverage distributor that relationships of has with thousands C-store accounts You can also Advertise your product in Trade magazines such An oldschool method that I Another great way to reach hundreds of c-store buyers and distributors is by Attending as Bevnet, Cstore used to sell millions of units Decisions or CSP. Retail irst year to thousands of c-stores was by picking up the phone and calling the retail buyers directly the owners and distributors read a C-store these trade magazines to find new products and ideas to grow their business tradeshow HOW TO GO TO MARKET AND SELL YOUR PRODUCT TO C-STORES The fastest way to sell your product to thousands of c-stores, is to use an established wholesaler, distributor or buying group There are broad line distributors such as Mclanes and Core-Mark that specialize in delivering various products to c-stores You need to leverage their relationships to place your product in the retail accounts they are currently servicing DSD beverage distributors are considered the best distributors to go to market when you have a new beverage product because a new beverage needs to be properly merchandised in a retail account When you are competing with hundreds of established beverage brands, you will need a dedicated person to make sure that your product gets in the cooler and stays in the cooler There's nothing worst than having a competitor remove your product, marketing material or reduce your facings because you are not monitoring your product Brought to You By - MARKET BRAND One of the best ways to get your products into cstores is get your product into 200 - 5,000 stores instantly. Another great way is to buy a directory from and

2014 Top C Stores – C Store Distributors

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The Top C Store Chains, Distributors, and brokers as well as the process to get your product into them. This infographic shows you exactly what you need to know in a glimpse in order to talk to C Stor...






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