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CEOs say they see substantial opportunities for growth

DALLAS -- The dollar-store market in the U.S. can accommodate thousands of additional stores and faces no immediate threat of saturation, executives of the industry's top retailers said, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Family Dollar Stores Inc., the No. 2 U.S. dollar-store chain by sales...

Xtra Mart's Mikutel elected NYACS chairman

CASTLETON, N.Y. -- Gary Mikutel, regional manager of Xtra Mart Convenience Stores, has been elected 2006-07 chairman of the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS). From a regional office in Castleton N.Y., near Albany, Mikutel oversees the operation of 70 Xtra Mart locations in New York...

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.
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.
BP ongoing assessment leads to divestment of 34 properties

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