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David Higgins of Coastal Wholesale Grocery wins SOI crossword contest

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- As if digesting all the numbers weren't enough, CSP magazine challenged readers to solve an SOI Crossword Puzzle on the last page of its State of the Industry Handbook to win a prize. And the winner is David Higgins of Kinston, N.C.-based Coastal Wholesale Grocery. Higgins got...

Wal-Mart heir dies in ultralight airplane accident

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. -- John Walton, Vietnam vet, member of the Wal-Mart board, philanthropist, billionaire and second son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, was killed when the ultralight aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park...

Home Depot to test c-stores, fuel at four Nashville locations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Home Depot Inc. has confirmed an Oil Express report that it is launching a pilot project in Nashville, Tenn., to test convenience stores and gas pumps in its parking lots. The test will begin in December at four stores, Paula Smith, spokesperson for Atlanta-based Home Depot,...

SuperTest Oil Co. will auction off 111 sites this summer76 currently operating gas stations, most with convenience stores.
Sneed, Baxter will succeed departing exec
Retail analysts speculate on benefits to big-boxes following Supreme Court ruling
Outlook Leadership to feature early look at sales results and developments
Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes recently promoted Michael MacDougall to director of backoffice systems and added Kevin Hilsinger as director of retail systems.
Exxon Mobil Corp said that it has determined to take an aftertax charge of $200 million, which will be reflected in the corporation's second-quarter results. .
Rutter's has added convenience store veteran Bob Sleeper to its information technology staff as software application support manager.