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Retailer launches in-store customer petition to stop unfair credit-card transaction fees

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven store owners and operators nationwide are undertaking a million-signature petition campaign calling on Congress to reform unfair and excessive credit-card transaction fees including interchange fees. Some 6,300 7-Eleven franchisees, licensees and store operators in the United...

Consumers' brand-switching behavior evolves as they get older: NPD

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- The percentage of consumers loyal to one brand of gasoline has been in general decline for several years and is down six points over the past decade, according to a recent report from The NPD Group Inc. The percentage reporting they "always buy one brand" measured 28% in...

Midwest retailer Kwik Trip's new design moves to softer look

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Appealing to the soccer-mom demographic, the 354-store Kwik Trip chain is opting for a new look, one the company intends to expand across its entire network. What's most prominent is the emphasis on fresh food, inclusive of its roller grill selection, bananas-and-fruit display...

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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.
Real-estate service says convenience more recession resistant than other property types
NRC, court set July 9 deadline to submit bids for "one, some or all" 52 sites.
FDA control over tobacco brings mixed reactions from convenience retailers
President Obama signs bill giving Food & Drug Administration control over tobacco