LODI, NJ-Convenience story chains Quick Chek,7-Eleven and Wawa have identifiednorthern New Jersey as a growth market and have been aggressivelyopening stores in the region to take advantage of what they say arevery favorable demographics.

"We want to build our stores in the path of people with activelifestyles, people on the go," says Dean Durling,chief executive officer and chairman of Quick Chek. "We want to bein the path of people going to work, coming from work, lunch time.If we are, then the store takes care of itself."

Last week Quick Chek opened one of its largest new stores at thecorner of Hamburg Turnpike and Pompton Road in Wayne, betweenWilliam Paterson University and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital,according to The Record.

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John Jordan

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