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Retail convenience giant continues acquiring; other deals in works, Bouchard says

LAVAL, Quebec -- While apparently keeping a low media profile, Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has added several stores to its fold since the beginning on the year, as revealed by the company's recent third-quarter earnings report. The company purchased 20 sites in the United States and...

Supermarket, Dunkin cards help consumers pay less at the gas pump

NEWTON, Mass. -- Following a month-long test, Gulf Oil L.P. announced this week that it will offer consumers the ability to lower their price of gas through a powerful new retail partner program known as Override. All consumers have to do to earn gas savings is shop at such retailers as Shaw's...

Job cuts include members of company's retail marketing business unit

PHILADELPHIA -- While not prepared to offer details, a spokesperson for Sunoco Inc. said the company's workforce reduction initiative, as reported Friday in a CSP Daily News Flash, does include members of its retail marketing business unit. "Those people may have been affected," said Thomas...

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