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Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

Philanthropist, convenience industry visionary dies after fall

GILBERT, Ariz. -- It is with great sadness that we bring you today the news that our friend and business partner, Tom Crawford, met with a tragic accident this past Sunday, said Paul Reuter, president and editorial director of CSP Information Group Inc., Oak Brook, Ill. Thomas K. Crawford, 51, died...

Growmark Retail Energy has promoted Marion Ertmer, formerly manager of retail operations, to manager of propane marketing and electronic payment systems.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Growmark Retail Energy has promoted Marion Ertmer, formerly manager of retail operations, to manager of propane marketing and electronic payment systems. And Mark Dehner has become marketing manager for refined and renewable fuels, and will oversee the company's retail...

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.
A Marsh Supermarkets Inc. shareholder is suing the grocery and convenience store chain, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Cross-channel encroachment on convenience stores' territory comes not only from within, but also from without.
CEOs say they see substantial opportunities for growth
Xtra Mart's Mikutel elected NYACS chairman.
Accountable for traditional marketing practices across brand portfolio
C-stores targeted toward contractors, but cross-promos could draw motorists into core store

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