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38-year company veteran looks to begin ‘new adventure’ in c-store industry

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- John Schaninger, a 38-year veteran of convenience-store retailer QuickChek Corp. , has left the company to pursue other interests. He is succeeded by former Rite Aid and H-E-B executive Rob Easley, who joined the company in February in the newly created position of...

Iowa retailer expands in two states

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Yesway has added two convenience stores in Iowa and five in Kansas for a total of seven new locations. The new convenience-store retailer has acquired five Pic Quik stores in Hutchinson, Kansas—its first in the state—as well as the Krueger's Convenience Stores location in...

Casey’s making good on promise to bulk up in the Badger State with acquisition

BELLEVILLE, Wis. -- With the sale of five convenience stores to Casey’s General Stores Inc. , Ed Francois, president of Francois Oil, is making a move to leave the convenience-store industry to spend more time on his Ford automobile dealership, one of the oldest in the state. Casey's has purchased...

Francois Oil exiting convenience-retailing industry
Rising gas prices did not affect economic outlook in the usual way
Chain hires lobbyists with Pruitt ties to fight point-of-obligation shift
Major oil companies reportedly lining up to make play for oft-cited target
Jettisons nonstrategic assets to speed growth trajectory
Opens its first Buckeye State c-store, focuses on new markets, acquisitions
Partners with Kerry Convenience to enter the hot dispensed beverage category