Top 101 Convenience Stores

CSP’s annual list of the largest chains in the convenience store industry

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About CSP's Convenience Top 101

In our effort to provide the latest cutting-edge news and data on the convenience store industry, CSP’s editors have ranked the largest convenience store chains by store count—owned/operated and franchised locations—in the United States and Canada, providing easy access to data, images and news on the leading chains.

But we didn’t stop at store counts. We also tapped CSPedia, the c-store industry’s online business intelligence database, to recognize some of the industry’s most fascinating leaders in the retail arts: foodservice, green operations, social-media marketing, employee-focused, family-operated and more. Welcome to the Convenience Top 101.

Midyear Update: Several major acquisitions in the first half of 2014 ensure an active reshuffling of the Convenience Top 101 next year. Click here to get an early glimpse at what's to come.

2014 Top Convenience Stores

The Convenience Top 101 rankings reflect combined company-operated and franchised store counts in the United States and Canada. They do not include licensed or dealer locations. All statistics accurate as of March 2014.

Rank Chain Name No. of Stores Avg. Store Size sort descending
#62 Hy-Vee Gas 120 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#94 Buchanan Energy Co. (Bucky’s) 79 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#91 MNS Ltd. (ABC Stores) 80 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#90 Coborn’s Inc. 81 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#25 Western Refining Inc./Northern Tier Energy 459 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#88 First Coast Energy (Daily's) 82 2,500-4,000 sq. ft.
#5 The Pantry (Kangaroo Express) 1,567 2,600 sq. ft.
#52 Flash Foods Inc. (The Jones Co.) 172 2,800 sq. ft.
#22 Holiday Stationstores 493 3,000 sq. ft.
#55 Royal Farms 155 4,000 sq. ft.
#58 QuickChek Corp. 138 4,000 sq. ft.
#17 Susser Holdings Corp. (Stripes Convenience Stores) 627 4,000+ sq. ft.
#14 QuikTrip Corp. 674 4,000+ sq. ft.
#97 The Spinx Co. 73 4,000+ sq. ft.
#27 Kum & Go LC 422 4,000+ sq. ft.
#24 Sheetz Inc. 466 4,000+ sq. ft.
#52 Thorntons Inc. 172 4,000-plus sq. ft.
#49 Meijer Gas Stations 182 4,000-plus sq. ft.
#18 Tesoro Corp. 600 4000+ sq. ft.
#29 RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. 365 4000+ sq. ft.