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CSP-UBS convenience store survey unveils category's winners, losers

[This is the first story in a three-part series analyzing the effect this spring's federal-excise-tax hike has had on tobacco retailing thus far. Watch for more in CSP Daily News this week.] OAK BROOK, Ill. -- "We have seen an increase in pack sales, and this is related to higher pack prices from...

Drive-through retailer rejects "c-store" label; remodeling, adding foodservice

DREXEL HILL, Pa. -- The Drexel Hill, Pa., Swiss Farms recently underwent a remodeling that transformed the old structure into a shiny new red barn. Over the next two to three years, all of the 12 Delaware County Swiss Farms will look the same way in an attempt by the Broomall, Pa.-based drive-...

Casey's CEO Bob Myers discusses plans for 2,000 stores in seven years

ANKENY, Iowa -- As reported yesterday, Casey's General Stores Inc. pulled out of franchising last year. But where that one door has closed, the company has wholeheartedly opened another. As the company made efforts to acquire the franchises over the past year, Casey's executives learned about the...

Chain pulls back from franchising, targets other growth opportunities
Retailer launches in-store customer petition to stop unfair credit-card transaction fees
Consumers' brand-switching behavior evolves as they get older: NPD.
Midwest retailer Kwik Trip's new design moves to softer look.
Regional retailer completes acquisition of 38 c-stores under Flamingo, other banners
Procter & Gamble rolling out its car-wash concept one franchise at a time
Kwik Trip achieves nearly $300,000 in savings, receives state "green" award.