Corporate News

Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

QuikTrip's remodeling in Wichita to feature doorless coolers, repositioned checkouts, more roller grills

WICHITA, Kansas -- QuikTrip Corp. is about to remodel its 35 stores in the Wichita area, reported The Wichita Eagle. In mid-December, the Tulsa, Okla.-based convenience store chain will start tearing the checkout counters out of each store and moving them from the left side of the store to the...

Kennedy succeeds new WashTec CFO Burnert

ARVADA, Colo. -- Mark VII Equipment Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, a major worldwide supplier of vehicle cleaning systems, has hired Murray Kennedy as its president and CEO. He replaces Christian Bernert, who will become CFO of WashTec AG effective Jan. 1, 2007. Kennedy joins...

U.K. retailer acquiring U.S. sites, bringing over preferred food suppliers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- U.K. supermarket giant Tesco is reportedly on track to open its first U.S. stores on the West Coast in 2007. In its recent first-half earnings report, the retailer said that it had acquired a number of store sites. And U.K. newspaper The Daily Mirror reported on Monday that...

Industry vet will serve as strategic development VP
Was instrumental in Stripes development
The Pantry's purchase of 18 stores has chain out to a strong start for 2007.
Jobber's reorganization effort thwarted by bank's bankruptcy complaint.
Steve Andersen had long-time connections to c-store industry
Linear Retail buys 15 White Hen c-stores from New England Pantry
Sidney Kosasa, founder of Hawaii's ABC Stores empire of convenience stores that cater to tourists, died in his home Nov. 17 at age 86.