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C-Store Sales Increase in Second Quarter

NPD reports C-Store customer traffic remains stable.

Consumer visits were up 2 percent at small and other c-store chains, but were down as much at major oil chain c-stores in the second quarter, according to NPD's Convenience Store Monitor. Morning traffic to c-stores declined by 4.5 percent, mid-day traffic increased by 5.5 percent, and visits in the afternoon day part grew by 1.9 percent in the second quarter.