The Evolving Gas Station
The Yaldos are back, with beer and wine
From the March, 2011 issue
When the Washtenaw Mini Mart at Arborland closed last year, Jeff Lenard of the National Association of Convenience Stores explained why more gasoline stations are closing than opening (Marketplace Changes, March 2010). In short, there's just not much profit in gas itself: the trend these days is toward supermarkets and increasingly well-provisioned convenience stores that sell gas as a loss leader.