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Fourth time charm for now-powerful c-store chain, which values employees, service

TULSA, Okla. -- The first QuikTrip store was just plain "stupid," according to Chester Cadieux. So were the second and third. The company's decision to begin installing gasoline pumps in 1972: also "stupid." While Cadieux admits to making a lot of "stupid" moves in building the c-store chain, it's...

Fastest-growing quick-service restaurant brand in Kangaroo stores

SANFORD, N.C. -- September has been a busy month for Ralph Maccarrone, the Subway brand manager for The Pantry Inc., who recently opened five new Subway restaurants in Kangaroo stores, including the chain's 100th Subway location in Cary, N.C., an occasion that both The Pantry and Subway took a...

Shortages, outages, supply issues, gouging actions dogging parts of U.S. affected by Ike

WASHINGTON -- Parts of the nation are still running short of gasoline five days after Hurricane Ike knocked out 20% of the nation's refining capacity, reported USA Today. The crunch is especially severe in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, which get their fuel through pipelines from the Gulf region...

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