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Casey's sees opportunity for growth while many struggle with the economy

ANKENY, Iowa -- With capital expenditures up $20 million in the second quarter of its fiscal 2009 largely on the back of new-store growth, Casey's General Stores is flexing its financial muscle at a time many retailers are pulling back from spending. As a result, the company is setting the stage to...

Zacks zeroes in on chain's earnings; retailer names Williams senior VP field ops

SANFORD, N.C. -- Zacks Investment Research Inc. has included The Pantry Inc. on its latest list of top-performing Zacks #1 Rank ("strong buy") stocks. The Pantry announced fiscal fourth-quarter results on November 20, which included earnings per share of $1.03 that topped the consensus by almost 29...

Lower gasoline prices won't save everyone in the current economic climate: Kloza

WALL, N.J. -- The collapse of the credit market is a mixed blessing for the gasoline marketing and retailing businesses. "If you're a company that's not highly leveraged...and don't have a lot of debt, you've really seen the marketplace, at least on a temporary basis, reward you," Tom Kloza, chief...

Credit-card fees targeted by retailers who say banks overcharge
First signs of consolidation hit the ethanol industry as VeraSun fields offers
7-Eleven rolls out 32 private-label packaged-goods products under 7-Select banner
The Pantry keeps an eye on gasoline sales following 6.8% drop in comparable stores
Susser Holdings begins 18-month project to rebrand 161 stores acquired last year
Newly flush with cash, the Pantry ready to get back in acquisition game in 2009
Chain continues focus on gasoline, convenience, food through "scrape and build" efforts.

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