Convenience at a Crossroads

Longo, Don
May 2008
Convenience Store News;5/27/2008, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p3
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the impact of economic slowdown on the overall sales and profit growth of the convenience store (c-store) industry. He believes that the survivors of the recession often adapt to new ways of doing business. He informs that as an industry, c-stores are weathering the recession better than most other retail channels. The author thinks that 2008 is shaping up to be another lackluster year because of the skyrocketing credit card transaction, energy and food costs.


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