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Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

Tony S. Gentle, who co-founded the Kum & Go convenience store chain, died Wednesday evening at the Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital after a long illness.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tony S. Gentle, who co-founded the Kum & Go convenience store chain, died Wednesday evening at the Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital after a long illness, reported the Des Moines Register. Gentle, 92, and his son-in-law William A. Krause, started the Hampton Oil Co. in...

The Kroger Co. said that Ron Stewart has been promoted to president of Quik Stop Markets Inc., effective immediately.

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co. said that Ron Stewart has been promoted to president of Quik Stop Markets Inc., effective immediately. In his new role, Stewart will oversee more than 100 Quik Stop convenience stores in California and Nevada. Stewart joined Kroger in 2003 as senior vice president of...

A Marsh Supermarkets Inc. shareholder is suing the grocery and convenience store chain, according to a report by the Associated Press.

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marsh Supermarkets Inc. shareholder is suing the grocery and convenience store chain, according to a report by the Associated Press. The suit claims company chairman Don Marsh and other directors mismanaged the company and squandered its capital before agreeing to a recent merger...

Cross-channel encroachment on convenience stores' territory comes not only from within, but also from without.
Accountable for traditional marketing practices across brand portfolio
C-stores targeted toward contractors, but cross-promos could draw motorists into core store
PepsiCo said that Albert (Al) P. Carey has been named president and CEO of the company's Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) division.
Cilento, Haugh honored in Energy Technology category
BP ongoing assessment leads to divestment of 34 properties
Frito-Lay exec replaces the departing Deromedi

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