Customers going into a QuikTrip on Clanton Road in Charlotte. Convenience stores are reaping the benefits of the cheapest gas prices in recent history. That’s because cheap gas means drivers are more likely to stop into the convenience store to buy something with the extra cash leftover from filling up their gas tanks, said Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives at the National Association of Convenience Stores.
Customers going into a QuikTrip on Clanton Road in Charlotte. Convenience stores are reaping the benefits of the cheapest gas prices in recent history. That’s because cheap gas means drivers are more likely to stop into the convenience store to buy something with the extra cash leftover from filling up their gas tanks, said Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives at the National Association of Convenience Stores. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Customers going into a QuikTrip on Clanton Road in Charlotte. Convenience stores are reaping the benefits of the cheapest gas prices in recent history. That’s because cheap gas means drivers are more likely to stop into the convenience store to buy something with the extra cash leftover from filling up their gas tanks, said Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives at the National Association of Convenience Stores. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

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February 20, 2016 1:00 AM

As gas prices fall, drivers spending more inside the store

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