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Industry leaders challenge conventional wisdom, share business acumen

LAS VEGAS -- So, began Howard Stoeckel, CEO of the 540-store Wawa Inc., we keep firing categories and determining which categories we want to rehire. At Wawa, you're not going to find money orders, lotteries or magazines. For Stoeckel, these items either don't turn fast enough, clog up the checkout...

NACS leaders set international tone during Opening General Session

LAS VEGAS -- The Opening General Session of the National Association of Convenience Stores annual convention yesterday morning took on a decidedly international theme, as NACS chairman Scott Hartman and CEO Hank Armour discussed the growing influence of retailing in other countries and the desire...

Thorntons battles bogus injury claims despite increased costs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- David Bridgers, general counsel for Thorntons Inc., Louisville, Ky., doesn't counter-attack those who file bogus injury claims against his company because it's his job. He does itsometimes at a considerably higher cost than the damages soughtbecause it's right. We invested $20,...

Small operators find ways to compete in a crowded pack
Retailer group focuses on diversity, adaptation with second trade show
Anniversary bash features not-so-talented show
A truckstop roundup for October 4
Joe S. inherits store development post from departed Joe M. Sheetz
Seattle retailer hires consultant to help set direction
Boden joins firm; Pivo, Solinger rise in ranks