As more supermarkets pump gas at their own convenience stores, C-stores are busy dishing out more fresh foods.
Indeed, operators of convenience stores recognize the profit potential that sandwiches and coffee offer. They're part of the segment that's expected to grow the fastest this decade, according to the National Restaurant Association's Industry 2010 report. It predicts the retail sector, which covers C-stores, supermarkets and other stores, will enjoy total growth of 6%. That's