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Building Steel Convenience Stores

Using a Metal Building for a Money Making Machine

Smart investors are cashing in on America’s frantic pace by building steel convenience stores.

The Appeal of Convenience Stores

Graphic depiction of a metal building convenience store.Owners of corner stores and food marts count on harried Americans’ cravings for timesaving convenience. As we hurry to and fro, we grab-and-go at these easy access stores— mostly for fast fuel and high-octane snacks.

In truth, the number one product these food marts offer is time.

For example, studies show the average dash to the corner store takes three to four minutes.  However, visits to the local supermarket average 41 minutes.  And make no mistake, saving 38 minutes in your busy day matters.

Corner Store Statistics

Smiling clerk awaits her next customer in a metal building convenience store.U.S. convenience stores raked in over $650 billion in annual sales in 2018.  Indeed, 2018 marked the sixteenth year in a row of industry sales increases.

Consider these industry stats:

  • According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, America now boasts 154,237 convenience stores. That is over five times the number of dollar stores.
  • Over 10% of these retailers operate in Texas.
  • Almost 80% of food mart stores also sell gasoline. And fuel sales were up 13.2% in 2018.  Moreover, the owner’s margin on fuel sales also increased 7.7%.
  • In addition, inside store sales also rose 2.2%.

Why Owners are Building Steel Corner Stores and Fuel Stops

Like convenience stores, RHINO Steel Building Systems delivers fast, friendly service.

Moreover, RHINO crafts stout, durable steel structures and stores.

The clear span capabilities of our prefab metal building kits allow storeowners to maximize their use of space.

A RHINO metal building kit is economical to build and to operate.  In fact, RHINO steel structures can:

  • Cut construction time by 33%.
  • Slash utility bills by 50% (with Pro-Value Insulation).
  • Reduce insurance premiums by up to 30% (with most carriers).
  • Create attractive and durable covers for fueling stations.

RHINO infographic offers latest statistics for convenience stores in the U.S.In addition, RHINO ships commercial and industrial steel structures all across North America.


Well-run food mart stores bring in the bucks.

A well-built RHINO steel building creates an efficient, money-saving store.

For these reasons, building steel convenience stores is a win/win proposition for storeowners and customers.

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(Updated 9-11-2019.  Originally published 6-10-2016.)