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C-Stores as a Source of Food

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Touch the Soil News #629 It’s no secret, there are lots of C-Stores in America – 154,535 as of the end of 2016. C-Stores have become a fusion of grocery stores, restaurants and health snack stop. They are competing ferociously with grocery stores who are increasingly offering ready to eat foods and prepared foods for takeout. The number of C-Store outlets has increased by 63 percent over the last 30 years. In addition, there are 25 percent more C-Store locations than there are supermarkets, superstores, drug stores and dollar stores. The nation’s top 10 C-Stores are (source C-Store News): 7-Eleven                                      8,273 stores Couche-Tard (Circle K)         7,276 stores Shell…

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