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Training is key to Famima's ongoing cultural retail transplant "experiment"

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- When Shiro Inoue opened the first Famima store in West Hollywood, Calif., in 2005, he wanted to change the U.S. image of convenience stores from what he perceived as "a place to stop by if you had to" to "a place where locals want to stop by every day." Inoue--the CEO of...

Blockbuster, Yum, BK vet replacing the retiring Kelly

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. has named Frank G. Paci as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective July 2, 2007. He will replace Daniel J. Kelly, who recently announced his intent to retire from The Pantry, effective November 2007. Paci, 49, joins The Pantry from Blockbuster Inc., where he was...

CSPI conference dissects independent operator; conveys to suppliers understanding of plight, possibilities

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Attendees at CSP Independent magazine's premiere State of the Independent conference earlier this week in Rosemont, Ill., may have thought they had wandered instead into a taping of CSI. Handing out the board game Operation to symbolize the purpose of the event, CSP's vice...

Sale announcement reveals EZ Energy's focus on Midwestern markets.
Despite difficult gas environment, chain has four excellent quarters
Effort to rebrand to 7-Eleven in full swing in Illinois
CSX exclusive first-quarter numbers show reasons for optimismand caution
22 sites for sale include 20 working, two closed stations
Biofuels blender, distributor and would-be retailer secures extension for APPCO acquisition
Will add fueling positions, car wash, expand foodservice