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Drugstore retailer developing smaller, limit-inventory stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- To boost Walgreens presence in urban markets such as Los Angeles and New York, Walgreen Co. CEO Jeffrey Rein is developing several designs for stores that would be about half the normal size of the 6,297 stores the company operates. Smaller stores are key to further penetrating...

Midwestern retailer getting out of franchising; Walljasper talks strategy

ANKENY, Iowa -- Casey's General Stores Inc. "will be out of the franchise business at the end of this calendar year," William J. Walljasper, senior vice president and CFO of Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey's said, according to an interview by The Wall Street Transcript Online provided to CSP Daily News. "...

Owner of gas/c-store/foodservice combo facility files for bankruptcy reorganization

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Knight Commerce Centre Inc., the owner of the NexStore gas station, convenience store, gourmet market and deli combo in Boca Raton, Fla., filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on Friday, according to federal bankruptcy records obtained by CSP Daily News. Knight Commerce Centre...

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