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convenience store

a retail outlet offering customers the convenience of close location and long opening hours every day of the week.

convenience store (C-store)

A retail store that sells daily purchase items such as milk and beverages and impulse purchase items such as snacks and small gifts,usually in conjunction with gasoline sales.Convenience stores are attractive investments because the IRS allows rapid depreciation over a 15-year time period rather than the normal 39-year period required of typical commercial real estate.

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According to our research, the retail industries of Vietnam, India, China, Indonesia and Hong Kong are growing at a rapid pace, providing ample opportunities for convenience store players here.
While more shops seem to be following the convenience trend, many convenience stores are also taking after larger grocery retailers and other food suppliers-in some aspects.
In the Northwest, I have seen new convenience stores closed and auctioned off at less than 50 percent of the storeowners' cost for the real property.
While not a required condition of membership, convenience stores often have the following characteristics:
If you can navigate the Japanese-only menu (or get a friend to do it for you), you can make your reservation, pay for your room and get your ticket right there at the convenience store.
This industry comprises establishments known as convenience stores or food marts (except those with fuel pumps) primarily engaged in retailing a limited line of goods that generally includes milk, bread, soda, and snacks.
Lawson's president, Takeshi Niinami, stressed that there was a "need to differentiate" themselves from other convenience store chains, such as Seven-Eleven.
Figure 4-2: Number of Convenience Stores (2003-2008)
Nearly six in 10 consumers (59%) and seven in 10 of those age 18-34 (70%) say that convenience stores offer food that they feel comfortable eating.
While Subway and McDonald's have locations built into some convenience stores, capitalizing on convenience and foot traffic, more progressive c-store chains are developing and integrating their own branded restaurants into existing stores, transforming the perception of purchasing prepared food at a convenience store.
Masterfoods USA is already a leading provider of confectionery and snack products to convenience stores.