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JUL 2015

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WWW.CSNEWS.COM | JULY 2015 | Convenience Store News 3 VIEWPOINT By Don Longo, Editorial Director 2013 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award Best Single Issue, October 2012 2013 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award Finalist, Best Profile, August 2012 2008 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award Best Single Issue, October 2007 2014 Eddie Award Honorable Mention, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Full Issue, October 2013 2014 Eddie Award Honorable Mention, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Single Article, February 2013 2013 Eddie Award Honorable Mention, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Full Issue, October 2012 2011 Silver Eddie Award, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Full Issue, October 2010 2011 Silver Eddie Award, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Best Single Article, October 2010 2009 Gold Ozzie Award, Folio: magazine Best Use of Illustration, October 2008 2009 Silver Eddie Award, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Full Issue, October 2008 2009 Bronze Eddie Award, Folio: magazine Business to Business, Retail, Website 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors, Midwest Regional Bronze Azbee Award Best Editorial/Commentary, July 2012 2010 American Society of Business Publication Editors, Northeast Regional Silver Azbee Award Feature Article Design, November 2010 2010 Trade Association Business Publications Intl. Tabbie Awards Honorable Mention, Front Cover Illustration, October 2009 2009 Trade Association Business Publications Intl. Tabbie Awards Gold, Front Cover Illustration, February 2008 Honorable Mention, Best Single Issue, October 2008 CSNews has been recognized with more editorial awards, including the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for business journalism, in the past six years than any other industry publication. W elcome to the 2015 Convenience Store News Top 100, the longest-running, most comprehensive review of the c-store indus- try's biggest chains. This year's Top 100 report is bigger and better than ever. Not only do we provide up-to-date store counts of both company-operated and franchised/licensed units, estimated in-store merchandise sales volume and leading store banner names for the 100 largest conve- nience store chains in the nation, but the CSNews Top 100 also includes: • The top 20 chains in company-operated stores; • The top 20 chains in franchised/licensed stores; • The new additions: retailers that cracked this year's Top 100; • The dropouts: chains that were on the Top 100 last year but fell off this year; and • The 10 companies on the cusp: c-store chains ranked Nos. 101-110. (We could change the name of our report to the Top 110, but Top 100 just sounds better, doesn't it?) The CSNews Top 100 report (see page 24) is com- piled from Nielsen's TDLinx database of convenience stores — the same database used by NACS to document the size of the convenience store industry. The numbers are further confirmed by CSNews' Director of Market Research Debra Chanil through direct contact with many of the companies. Data is supplement- ed by Stagnito Business Information's Directory of Convenience Stores' dynamic online databases. This year, we've added several new charts and break- outs, such as the biggest mov- ers (companies that saw the most significant changes in rank year over year). In addition, this year's Top 100 report includes profiles on each of the 10 largest retailers, along with analysis into the competitive environment 7-Eleven faces to keep its No. 1 spot; the future of the new No. 2 chain, Alimentation-Couche-Tard, following its acquisition of The Pantry; and the outlook for even more merger and acquisition action in the year ahead. Despite all the M&A activity, in macro terms, con- solidation is occurring at a surprisingly slow rate. The Top 100 chains, with a total store count of 66,524 stores, represent 43.5 percent of total industry outlets, an increase from the 40 percent of the past few years. Consolidation's impact is being felt less significantly at the top. The top 10 chains, with 42,396 stores, comprised 63.7 percent of this year's Top 100 — just a 1.6-point increase from 62.1 percent last year. CSN The CSNews Top 100: Shaken & Stirred Top rankings change and new players added as consolidation makes impact For comments, please contact Don Longo, Editorial Director, at (201) 855-7606 or [email protected]

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