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LAS VEGAS — In retail, store count growth is extremely important to a company's success. It's even been said that if you're not growing, you're dying.
Convenience Store News' exclusive Top 20 Growth Chains ranking for 2015 reflects some of the huge merger and acquisition deals that were consummated in 2014, including Speedway/Hess, Sunoco/Susser/Aloha Petroleum, and CST/CrossAmerica Partners (Lehigh Gas)/Nice N Easy.
Despite all the M&A activity, other retailers on our list grew organically. Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip, Pennsylvania-based Wawa and Oklahoma-based QuikTrip were among the top c-store chains in building new stores over the past year.
At the 2015 NACS Show, held in Las Vegas in October, CSNews teamed up with Acosta Sales & Marketing to present awards to this year's Top 20 Growth Chains. Click here to see the award presentations.