Corporate News

Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

188 Dallas-area 7-Eleven company-ops become franchises for the first time

DALLAS -- Motiul Bhuiyan may be part of convenience-store history. For the first time in 7-Eleven's 80-year lifespan, the iconic chain is allowing franchisees to operate its stores in Texas. Historical ramifications aside, Bhuiyan sees the move for what it is: an opportunity. For 13 years his hard...

BP has put 43 sites in the Chicago metropolitan area to be re-imaged or developed as ampm franchise convenience stores with BP-branded gas stations.

CHICAGO -- As reported in CSP Daily News yesterday, BP has put 43 sites in the Chicago metropolitan area to be re-imaged or developed as ampm franchise convenience stores with BP-branded gas stations. Franchising these sites as ampm is in line with BP's strategic plans to expand and grow the brand...

Willard Oil exec says growing competition made sale the right thing to do

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- As another small retailer chooses to exit the retailing business, The Pantry has found another opportunity for growth. When the Pantry announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the 11 Fast Phil's convenience stores from Willard Oil Co., Spartanburg,...

Travel center and convenience store retailer Road Ranger LLC has acquired six former QuikTrip c-stores in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, market.
Gas station/c-store entrepreneur was major philanthropist
Texas refiner/marketer buys Skinny's chain, grows to 308 stores.
Offering BPs for ampm conversion in Ill.; ARCOs with ampm in four states
Farmer's Union Oil to buy c-stores, bulk fuel op from Goulding's.
12 Shells, 1 Sunoco on block in Cincinnati area
C-stores may be in Wal-Mart's future to counter Tesco's entry into the U.S.

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