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Management Properties, owner of 33 Appalachian Oil c-stores, seeking relief

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Bankrupt convenience store operator Appalachian Oil Co. (Appco) could face eviction from more than half its stores soon, thanks to a motion filed last Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court by Appco's biggest landlord, who also owned the Appco chain until late 2007. Lawyers for...

More convenience, fuel retailing activity from around the nation

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- The current poor economy is bringing challenges and opportunities to the convenience store and gasoline retailing industry. Many entrepreneurs continue to open new businesses and try new concepts, while many others make that difficult decision to thank their customers, close up...

Drug chain outlines five consumer segments, aims to better meet their needs

LAS VEGAS -- Trips and total basket ring are up in the drug channel, and Walgreens, in most cases, is performing as well or better than its competitionwhat better time to revamp its strategy and refocus its marketing efforts. "We've just completed a nine-month journey into customer insights," said...

Sunoco brand to exit Ontario; more downstream details on Suncor deal
Petro-Canada retail sites to survive merger with Suncor Energy
Giant Eagle Express expanding revamped, upscale grocery/c-store/food/gas concept
Wilson Farms, 7-Eleven, Sheetz, QuikTrip opening, building new stores
Acme Fresh Markets and Circle K gas stations are partnering up with a new gasoline rewards program.
Retail convenience giant continues acquiring; other deals in works, Bouchard says
Supermarket, Dunkin cards help consumers pay less at the gas pump