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Couche-Tard's Bouchard backs grassroots campaign to battle credit-card costs

LAVAL, Quebec -- As Alain Bouchard reported Alimentation Couche-Tard's lackluster fourth quarter this past week, he was his typically positive self, suggesting the company will have little trouble getting beyond the issues raised by record-high gasoline prices, the struggling U.S. economy and even...

U.S. oil deliveries down significantly in first-half 2008; gasoline deliveries fall, too

WASHINGTON -- During the first half of 2008, a period when world crude oil prices were reaching new highs, U.S. petroleum deliveries—a measure of demand—experienced their largest year-to-year decline in 17 years, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said Friday in its latest Monthly Statistical...

Lowers retailer's credit rating over gas margins as Deutsche Bank all but cashes out

SANFORD, N.C. -- Moody's Investors Service, which provides independent credit ratings, research and financial information to the capital markets, has downgraded The Pantry Inc.'s credit rating, saying the convenience store and fuel retailer could falter given the economic downturn and volatility in...

House Judiciary Committee approves legislation allowing negotiation of merchant fees
Another smaller-format grocery contender emerges to encroach on convenience channel
"Extremely challenging" quarter in U.S. leads to more then 50% decline in profits.
$52 billion deal is brew's biggest, but how will it affect c-stores?.
An occasional roundup of new stations…and stores that are no more
Dedicated food production facility will change way convenience retailer does business
Fred's Minit Mart LLC recently announced its self-branded fountain drink line, Minit Mix.