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For now, sales are up, but San Francisco's pharmacy tobacco sales ban likely to grow

[Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series following on San Francisco's banning of tobacco sales in pharmacies.] SAN FRANCISCO -- In the 18 days since San Francisco banned pharmacies from selling tobacco products, convenience-store retailers have seen cigarette sales rise sharply. But...

Jack in the Box putting its 61 convenience stores on the block

SAN DIEGO -- Jack in the Box Inc. announced yesterday that at a regularly scheduled meeting of its board of directors held in September, the board approved plans to sell the company's 61 Quick Stuff convenience stores. The company does not intend to sell the Jack in the Box restaurants adjoining...

Retailer looking to the future of "smart energy" infrastructure

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc. has selected Altruent Systems, a systems integration company that specializes in the consulting, design and installation of mission-critical infrastructure, was selected to design, engineer and construct The Pantry 's new energy-efficient data center with...

One-two punch of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike worse than summer 2005: Sodini
Billboards, merchandise mix, more create cult following for Buc-ee's.
Geographic roundup of station, store, truckstop activity
Kum & Go leader honored for generosity, business savvy, contribution to industry
Retailer to offer Canada-based QSR's premium beverages, baked goods.
Fuel supplies still fluctuating in the Southeast, however
Industry making progress in interchange fight, said Armour; Oneslager on advocacy

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