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Convenience Stores in the US in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Convenience Stores in the US

To combat recent competition, the Convenience Stores industry has offered convenience, value and a variety of fresh and healthful products. The small size and accessibility of convenience stores enable operators to adapt to changing environments and consumer preferences, making them more resilient than supermarkets and other food retailers. However, high competition has negatively affected profit margins, despite consolidation and the sale of higher-margin goods. As the economy recovers and disposable income levels rise, consumers are expected to turn to the convenience of industry establishments. Cigarette unit sales are expected to decline further, as health concerns and higher prices deter consumers from smoking. Despite declining cigarette sales, smokeless tobacco use is growing and will aid revenue growth in the coming years.

Operators in this industry are retail businesses that primarily sell basic food, beverage and tobacco merchandise in convenient locations that are generally open during extended hours. This report excludes gas stations (IBISWorld report 44719), gas stations with convenience stores (44711), grocery stores (44511) and small kiosks.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table 7-Eleven Inc. (industry-relevant revenue) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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