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The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that as Seattle’s downtown population grows and residential building continues to expand, convenience stores in the city are expanding their selections of fresh and prepared foods to cater to these new customers. This is more than mere opportunism; it also is a recognition that there are few major supermarkets in the downtown area, creating an enormous opportunity for c-stores.
KC's View:
Good for the c-store. Now, we’ll be interested to see if mainstream chains are able to compete for this business, perhaps by coming up with new and smaller formats that can serve as satellite locations in neighborhoods where there is no room for a full-sized store.