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Fred's Minit Mart LLC recently announced its self-branded fountain drink line, Minit Mix.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Fred's Minit Mart LLC, which operates 34 convenience stores in more than 20 cities in Kentucky and Tennessee, recently announced its self-branded fountain drink line, Minit Mix. Minit Mix fountain drinks will be available immediately in 29 of the 34 Minit Mart locations, the...

Could no-frills, limited-selection grocer leverage tough economy to steal c-store customers?

BATAVIA, Ill. -- Seeking to exploit its no-frills offering during toughening economic times, and with a model that could step on convenience retailers' toes, discount grocer Aldi Inc. is in the midst of a national expansion that aims to open 100 stores in 2008, reported The Cleveland Plain Dealer...

C-stores must re-evaluate gas, reposition as alternative fuel retailers gain ground

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Alternative gasoline retailers, including supercenters, supermarkets and warehouse clubs, are chipping away at the convenience store industry's gasoline shopper base, according to a TNS Retail Forward report. Recent TNS Retail Forward ShopperScape survey results indicate that one-...

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