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Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

Alarmed by a steep sales decline for Snickers, $18 billion food giant Mars has fired Martyn Wilks, the 20-year company veteran who headed the U.S. snack-food unit.

MCLEAN, Va. -- Alarmed by a steep sales decline for Snickers, $18 billion food giant Mars has fired Martyn Wilks, the 20-year company veteran who headed the U.S. snack-food unit that generates most of its profit, reported AdAge.com. Mars North America President Bob Gamgort has personally taken over...

Mary Parsons has been named vice president of snack platforms and tech center operations at The Hershey Co., effective immediately.

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Mary Parsons has been named vice president of snack platforms and tech center operations at The Hershey Co., effective immediately. Parsons will report to Dan Azzara, vice president of global innovation and quality. Parsons will be responsible for research and product development...

The U.S. has been hostile territory for British retailers; will Tesco repeat history or break the pattern?

LONDON -- Tesco PLC, which is currently building the infrastructure for the debut of its Fresh & Easy convenience store format on the U.S West Coast, is certainly not the first British retailer to launch a U.S. offering. But it remains to be seen whether it is a student of history, because...

Kwik Trip Inc. operates a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved bakery, offering customers fresh Kwikery bakery products.
Fresh & Easy c-stores in U.S. expected to be profitable within a year or two
Discount chain adds former 7-Eleven category manager, others
An American consumer in London finds freshness, new appreciation for convenience retail
Howenstine to cover East region
BP Products North America has a new leader to steer its U.S. convenience-retailing ship, according to sources close to the company.
Thomas R. Greco has been named president of PepsiCo sales, succeeding Al Carey, who was named president and CEO of the Frito-Lay North America division.

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