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Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

Nilsen previously was international Coca-Cola exec

SEATTLE -- Jones Soda Co. has hired Lars P. Nilsen to the new position of executive vice president of sales. Nilsen will be responsible for all sales for the company and will be based out of the Seattle headquarters. Nilsen has extensive experience with all aspects of consumer products sales and 12...

Retailers find innovative solutions to familiar industry challenges

TAMPA, Fla. -- Executives from four of the nation's most respected convenience retailing chains traded insights on private-label snacks, daypart merchandising, analytics-heavy marketing strategies and other innovations yesterday during the 2006 Convenience Retailing Conference's Innovation Forum...

Murnane named lead independent director

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. said that President and CEO Peter J. Sodini has been elected chairman of the board. In addition, Thomas M. Murnane has been elected lead independent director. Sodini has been president and CEO since 1996, and a director since 1995. He has chaired meetings of the...

U.S. convenience store count increases by 1.8%, says NACS
Japanese model establishing beachhead on West Coast as Tesco wades in
Shell appoints wholesale region GMs
Respected consultant Ram Charan cites keys to long-term success
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings Inc. has hired Tony Sarsam, 44, as executive vice president of operations and supply chain.
Holiday Stationstores has promoted three executives.Lynn M. Anderson has been promoted to executive vice president and general counsel.
Store design creates standouts in an otherwise level playing field