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Dandy Mini Mart

Headquarters:Sayre, Pa.
No. of Stores:71
Avg. Store Size:1,500-3,200 sq. ft.
States of Operation:New York, Pennsylvania

From pizza to deli sandwiches to fresh-cooked Chinese food, the Dandy Mini Mart stores are known for offering a wide variety of fresh foodservice, many under its private brand, Dandy. The stores also offer Dandy-brand coffee and water. Target customers are males ages 18 to 45. While all stores are laid out similarly, they vary in size, ranging from 1,500 to 3,200 square feet. The chain has focused on improving foodservice at its stores and refreshed its branding and website with a new logo. The chain also added its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling location in Towanda, Pa.

The chain's top categories are cigarettes, packaged beverages and foodservice. Resets in all categories are done twice a year. Dix has been working with vendors on tobacco pricing strategies in the wake of higher taxes on cigarettes in Pennsylvania.

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