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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

[Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of CSP Daily News features on franchise models. For more information on how franchising is reshaping the c-store industry, see the July issue of CSP magazine.] ANKENY, Iowa -- Casey's General Stores began franchising in the early 1970s, as a way to...

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...

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