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Most Baltimore c-stores converted; new design under construction in Florida

BALTIMORE -- Convenience store giant 7-Eleven Inc. is continuing its push to convert most company-owned and operated stores into franchise operations, reported The Baltimore Business Journal . In the Baltimore area, 15 stores remain available to interested franchisees, 7-Eleven officials told the...

But lower gas prices aren't boosting consumer spending, confidence

CLEVELAND -- Drivers are breathing a sigh of relief as gasoline prices plunge across the country. Gasoline below $1.50 a gallon has appeared in a few places in recent days, and the national average has dropped almost in half since July, to $2.18 a gallon, reported The New York Times. And below-$2...

Anvil falls on short-lived Valero brand; Corner Store name to grace new builds, remodels

SAN ANTONIO -- Valero's stunning 5,500-square-foot Road Runner convenience store in western San Antonio opened early this year in the glare of flashbulbs. But unlike its namesake from the classic Warner Brothers' cartoon, in which the swift-footed roadrunner routinely outfoxed his devious coyote...

U.S. economic downturn prompting prudence on Tesco's part; 200 stores by Nov. 2009.
Downturn in the economy hasn't slowed discounters' growth plans.
Grocery/c-store chain reaches first birthday as it is about to hit triple-digit store count
Alon USA ready to file paperwork to spin off its c-store division
Susser heralds "great quarter" despite hurricanes knocking out 144 stores.
With Democratic White House and Congress, retailers anticipate taxing times
Kum & Go execs target foodservice,store customization for 2009