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Downturn in the economy hasn't slowed discounters' growth plans

INDIANAPOLIS -- As mainline retailers throttle down on store openings, dollar stores continue to expand, catering to the growing numbers of shoppers looking to save money on everything from tools to toys to bath supplies, reported The Indianapolis Star . "Dollar stores are one of the few stores...

Grocery/c-store chain reaches first birthday as it is about to hit triple-digit store count

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. is marking its first year in business with the debut of its 100th store, opening in Fullerton, Calif., on November 12, reported The Orange County Weekly . The retailer kept its promise to open 100 stores within 12 months of its...

Alon USA ready to file paperwork to spin off its c-store division

ODESSA, Texas -- Alon USA intends to file its paperwork this month with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin the process of spinning off its convenience store arm, Southwest Convenience Stores (SCS), as a separate public entity. "We will be filing our S1 for the Alon brand's IPO...

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Retailer continues to convert majority of its company-owned stores
7-Eleven to test consolidating beverage deliveries to stores
Gasoline retailers bringing out "1s" again in parts of U.S., but gouging charges persist.