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Wal-Mart a late mover, but touting price for new financial services

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- For retailers targeting the so-called unbanked population with money orders and check-cashing services, the Wal-Mart elephant has just entered the room. The mass merchant has formally focused its retailing might on financial services inclusive of check cashing, money orders,...

Giveaways, more at Colo. retailer's latest c-store opening

DENVER -- DC Brands International participated in the grand opening of Jenny's Market's newest convenience store location in Highlands Ranch, Colo.,last Thursday. The event featured special appearances by local broadcast personalities, free food and drinks, giveaways and a huge presence from Turn...

Smaller-format stores recast future of supermarket pioneer Giant Eagle

PITTSBURGH -- Giant Eagle has quietly accomplished what multinational retailer Tesco is trying to do with fanfare, flashbulbs and a fair amount of panic from would-be competitors: It has reinvented its version of the wheel. Giant Eagle Inc., a Pittsburgh-based retailer with a storied history as an...

Jerry Tipps, owner of Jerry's Junction convenience store and gas station in Muncie, Ind., said that he hopes to open as many as 10 additional locations.
Tesco announces 7 sites
The first retail offer at Raleigh-Durham International Airport's (RDU) Aviation Station, Sheetz Inc. opened a 5,000 sq.-ft. convenience store in Morrisville, N.C.
Will make scanner-based sales data available for measurement service
Retailer plans to convert approximately 100 company-op stores
McComas promises more to come after first corporate purchase in four years
Positive signs suggest a good start to a potentially great year