We help advertisers penetrate the appealing multi-unit c-store market, connecting their brands and products with executive-level and category decision makers who consistently read CStore Decisions.
In print, CStore Decisions publishes a monthly issue plus an annual supplement (Leaders in Convenience). Our award-winning editorial engages more than 40,000 retailers within convenience chains, non-traditional convenience environments (airports, colleges, universities, military, etc.) plus the wholesalers who serve the channel. cstoredecisions.com covers everything that has to do with running a convenience store. From daily news, product trends, video and strategy, CStore Decisions provides an array of resources for cstore owners.
Convenience store advertisers benefit from superior member audience segmentation and robust analytics. As membership interaction grows, advertisers can increase their visibility to their target audience and receive immediate feedback from members’ online interactions.
In-person, CStore Decisions Chain of the Year award is the industry’s oldest and most prestigious award for convenience retailing excellence. The award is given annually to the convenience retailer that exemplifies excellence in customer service, product quality, and marketing innovation. The award is presented at an exclusive dinner at the annual NACS Show.
The National Advisory Group (NAG) is an association of small to mid-size convenience chains and the executives who run them. It is driven by retailers for retailers and is an organization committed to building relationships and profits. The highlight of this affiliation is an annual conference that takes place in September. NAG helps to cultivate and groom the convenience leaders of tomorrow by awarding an annual scholarship to member companies’ employees. For more information, visit www.nagconvenience.com.
Meet our Team
John Lofstock, Editor-in-Chief, CStore Decisions
John Lofstock was named Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Editorial Operations for The Convenience Store Decisions Group in 2005. He was named the Executive Director of the National Advisory Group (NAG), a convenience store trade association, in 2013.
He also served eight years in the United States Navy’s submarine force in Groton, Conn., and is a decorated veteran of the Gulf War and an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Expeditionary Medal for his service aboard the USS Providence in 1990 and the Navy Good Conduct Medal in 1991.
Erin Del Conte, Executive Editor, CStore Decisions
Erin Del Conte is the executive editor of CStore Decisions magazine. She brings nearly 15 years of experience in B2B magazine publishing, digital content and editorial production. Erin has been covering the convenience store industry for CStore Decisions for more than a decade, reporting on all aspects of the business from acquisition news to foodservice evolution and technology innovation. With a BA in Theatre Arts from Bradley University with minors in Journalism and Creative Writing, today Erin is crafting stories through articles, podcasts and videos.
Isabelle Gustafson, Associate Editor, CStore Decisions
Isabelle Gustafson is the associate editor of CStore Decisions magazine. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism with a focus in Magazine Editing, minors in Psychology and Spanish and a Certificate in Multicultural Studies. She’s studied in Spain, received her TEFL Certification in Peru and taught English in South Korea. Isabelle currently manages CStore Decisions’ daily e-newsletter, along with the CStore Products site and Hot New Products e-newsletter. She also edits and writes for CStore Decisions’ print magazine, often covering the foodservice category.