The number of convenience stores across the US is on a steady uptick, according to new research, with 39 states and Washington D.C. all posting increases in 2022.  The increase was fueled by an upswing in the number of single-store operators, which increased by 1087 to 90.423 stores, according to trade association NACS.

There are currently 150,174 convenience stores operating in the United States, a 1.5% increase from the 2022 store count. The metric marks a reversal of a four-year decline, according to the 2023 NACS/NielsenIQ Convenience Industry Store Count.

Lynn Pollack


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