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As 50th anniversary approaches, Kum & Go eyes expansion beyond 12-state footprint

[Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series of stories featuring the strengths and strategies of CSP's 2008 Retail Leader of the Year, W.A. "Bill" Krause.] WEST DES MOINES, IOWA -- The last person who expected Kum & Go LC to expand to 430 stores within less than 50 years is co-...

Retailer continues to convert majority of its company-owned stores

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. said that it is continuing its aggressive plan to convert the majority of its U.S. company-operated stores into franchised operations by 2012. The conversion of company-operated stores in some markets began in 2006. Approximately 4,100, or 75%, of 7-Eleven's more than 5,600...

7-Eleven to test consolidating beverage deliveries to stores

DALLAS -- Next year, 7-Eleven plans to test centralized distribution for bottled and canned beverage deliveries at 300 stores in Los Angeles, Joe DePinto, president and CEO, told The Dallas Morning News . DePinto was the featured speaker Tuesday at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of...

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