The number of convenience stores in the U.S. rose 1.4% last year, and the number of c-stores selling fuel rose at an even faster pace, according to data released Thursday. The total number of c-stores in the U.S. reached 151,282 as of Dec. 31, according to the 2014 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count from the National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, Va. Overall, 83.7% of convenience stores sell motor fuels, a 2.7% increase over a year ago. The growth of the fuel ...

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