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More details, opinions shed light on unusual convenience retail deal; questions remain

LAVAL, Quebec -- This week's transaction between two convenience store heavyweights is stirring widespread speculation, while the companies remain relatively mum about many of the specifics. With the acquisition of 43 Exxon Mobil Corp. On the Run stores in the Greater Phoenix market, coupled with...

Retailer acquires 43 ExxonMobil stores, franchise agreements for 400-plus U.S. sites

LAVAL, Quebec & FAIRFAX, Va. -- Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced yesterday its deal to acquire from Exxon Mobil Corp. the On the Run convenience store franchise system, as well as 43 of its company-owned and -operated stores in the Phoenix market area. As reported in yesterday's CSP...

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...

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