Technology Study

Chanil, Debra
July 2005
Convenience Store News;7/18/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p39
Trade Publication
The article presents the results of the 11th Annual Convenience Store News Technology Study. According to the study, the chain store industry now seems to clearly understand the benefits of automating its stores. It is moving toward more streamlined operations and reaping benefits. The study is based on surveys from 124 convenience store companies. These respondents operate an average of 38 units per company with average sales of $2.9 million per unit. One third of respondents operate single units, while two-thirds operate chains with two or more stores.


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