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Susser Holdings converting former Town & Country sites to Mexican-food offer

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- In the less than 10 years since Susser Holdings Corp. introduced its Laredo Taco Co. foodservice offering, restaurant contributions to the company's gross profits has risen from less than 2% to more than 17%, and that's for a concept that currently is in only 294 of the...

Cumberland Farms president seeks to redefine chain, stay ahead of competition

CANTON, Mass. -- Since taking over as president of Cumberland Farms in October, Ari Haseotes has wasted little time putting his stamp on the 70-year-old company, reported The Patriot Ledger . New store prototypes are being tested. Private-label merchandise is being expanded and spotlighted with a...

Champion of the company's acquisition strategy to bow out at end of September

SANFORD, N.C. -- Peter Sodini, chairman and CEO of The Pantry Inc., has announced plans to retire at the end of his current contract, which expires Sept. 30, 2009. Sodini has led the company since February 1996, steering it through periods of explosive growth and retrenchment. Sodini joined The...

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Tenn. retailer fighting attorney general's gas price gouging allegations.
Chain had dry stores, no new merchandise deliveries for almost two months
Anderson thankful for opportunity even after "difficult and challenging year and a half".
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