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Southeast C-Store 2016 Facts and Stats

10 February 2017
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Discover the top convenience store trends for NACS’ Southeast region.

The Southeast region spans across 7 states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. NACS reports a store count of 37,645 stores ranging from single stores to 501+ store chains with approximately 14% non-fuel stores.

In 2016, CSP magazine reported top Southeast c-store chains include:

  • Pilot Travel Centers, Flying J
  • RaceTrac, RaceWay
  • Delek U.S./Mapco
  • Sunshine Gasoline Distributors
  • Flash Foods
  • Quality Mart/Quality Plus/GOGAS
  • Roadrunner Markets
  • Family Fare
  • Daily’s
  • Sprint Mart
  • Spinx
  • Sampson-Bladen Oil/Han-Dee Hugo’s
  • Tri Star Energy: Twice Daily/Daily’s
  • GATE Stores
  • Southwest Georgia Oil
  • Weigel’s Farm Stores
  • Enmark Station/Enmarket

The Southeast region is one of six regions that the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has defined to help retailers track and benchmark their operation against the industry. NACS has been compiling and presenting convenience store performance since 1969. Their analysis is presented through their NACS state of the Industry Annual Report and presentations.By tracking each region, retailers gain a better understanding of the c-store industry for the region. Based on the statistics, the region, although underperforming in sales, is approximately on par with fuel and merchandise margins. The foodservice category is underperforming both in terms of sales and margins.

Interested in NACS convenience store foodservice sales and margins benchmarks?

Foodservice sales for the Southeast were approximately 43% lower than the national average monthly sales of $32,890. The region’s foodservice gross profit margins averaged 42% versus the national average of approximately 53%.

Interested in NACS convenience store merchandise sales and margins benchmarks?

Merchandise sales for the Southeast region were approximately 10% lower than the national average monthly sales of $124,001. The region’s merchandise gross profit margins averaged 23% versus the national average of 27%.

Interested in NACS convenience store fuel sales and margins benchmarks?

Fuel sales for the Southeast region were approximately 3% lower than the national average monthly sales of $353,347. The region’s fuel gross profit margins averaged 8% which is lower than the national average of 9%.

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