Independent convenience and grocery stores make up a large part of this countries national commerce. $1 out of every $22 dollars spent everyday is spent in a store like this. These corner stores, bodegas, gas stations and truck stops are essential stops for millions of American’s everyday. This is where people go in the morning to pick up a coffee and doughnut and where they go at the end of the day to get a 6-pack of beer and lottery ticket. Mothers, students and blue collar workers all frequent their local independently owned c-store, often because they are only a few hundred feet from their neighborhood.