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    Year in Review: Most-Read Stories of 2014

    Readers most interested in acquisitions, expansions and new ideas.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience store operators are equally interested in major retailer acquisitions, regulation changes that affect the whole country and creative ways that c-stores deal with crime, judging by the most-read stories of this year.

    For chain operators and single-store owners alike, 2014 was a year of ups, downs and changes to the industry.

    These are the top 10 most-read CSNews Online stories for 2014, based on website hits:

    1. Speedway to Acquire Hess Retail Network
    Marathon Petroleum division became second-largest U.S. c-store retailer.

    2. Wawa Moves Its Footprint Further South
    Site work got underway in Florida's Manatee-Sarasota market.

    3. Inside Walmart's New C-store Concept
    CSNews editor previewed Walmart to Go prior to grand opening.

    4. 7-Eleven Hangs For-Sale Sign on 75 Stores
    Locations hit the market in 16 states, with the lion's share in Florida.

    5. Circle K Faces Employee Class-Action Suit
    Mediation over alleged role misclassifications was scheduled for September.

    6. Are Consumers Satisfied With 7-Eleven’s Fresh-Food Offering?
    Brand’s foodservice items score high marks in some areas, low marks in others.

    7. Dallas C-store Owner Creates Wall of Shame
    Elaborate surveillance system captures images to deter would-be thieves.

    8. CST Brands to Sell 100 U.S. Stores
    All are underperforming compared to overall Corner Store portfolio.

    9. CSNews Honors 30 as Top Women in Convenience
    Roster includes senior-level execs, rising stars and store managers.

    10. FDA Releases Long-Awaited E-Cig Rules
    Proposal also applies to cigars, pipe tobacco and certain dissolvables.

    Stay tuned to CSNews Online from now through Jan. 5 for more 2014 Year in Review recaps.

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