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Zacks zeroes in on chain's earnings; retailer names Williams senior VP field ops

SANFORD, N.C. -- Zacks Investment Research Inc. has included The Pantry Inc. on its latest list of top-performing Zacks #1 Rank ("strong buy") stocks. The Pantry announced fiscal fourth-quarter results on November 20, which included earnings per share of $1.03 that topped the consensus by almost 29...

Lower gasoline prices won't save everyone in the current economic climate: Kloza

WALL, N.J. -- The collapse of the credit market is a mixed blessing for the gasoline marketing and retailing businesses. "If you're a company that's not highly leveraged...and don't have a lot of debt, you've really seen the marketplace, at least on a temporary basis, reward you," Tom Kloza, chief...

Credit-card fees targeted by retailers who say banks overcharge

NEW YORK -- The subprime mortgage crisis is giving department and convenience stores and gas stations a new argument in asking Congress for power to negotiate the fees banks charge them to process credit-card transactions, according to a Bloomberg report. Retailers such as Target Corp. say banks...

First signs of consolidation hit the ethanol industry as VeraSun fields offers
7-Eleven rolls out 32 private-label packaged-goods products under 7-Select banner
The Pantry keeps an eye on gasoline sales following 6.8% drop in comparable stores
Susser Holdings begins 18-month project to rebrand 161 stores acquired last year
Newly flush with cash, the Pantry ready to get back in acquisition game in 2009
Chain continues focus on gasoline, convenience, food through "scrape and build" efforts.
V85 maker seeks to enhance liquidity while it reorganizes; production to continue

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