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Lower prices provide an opportunity to save face after tough financial year

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Call it the sweet spot, Christmas in October or, for the sake of the World Series, the big inning, but as consumers revel in lower—and now deemed acceptable—gasoline prices, retailers are seeing some of the best gasoline margins since post Hurricane Katrina. Where retailers...

Demand still low as economic anxiety and volatile oil prices persist

NEW YORK -- Gasoline prices have seen an extended month-long decline but drivers are not being easily lured back to the road. In the past month, prices are down an average of 25% and are just 7 cents shy of year-earlier levels. But while demand is edging higher, there still appear to be fewer...

Certified Oil Co. launches redesign in effort to expand chain's demographic appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A desire for consistency, to standout more and to appeal to a wider demographicthese are the issues that are leading Certified Oil Co. to re-image about half of its stores. It's geared to slow things down a little bit and make it more comfortable for the shopper to find what they'...

Boston considers pharmacy-tobacco sales ban, including campus stores
For now, sales are up, but San Francisco's pharmacy tobacco sales ban likely to grow.
Jack in the Box putting its 61 convenience stores on the block
Retailer looking to the future of "smart energy" infrastructure.
One-two punch of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike worse than summer 2005: Sodini
Billboards, merchandise mix, more create cult following for Buc-ee's.
Geographic roundup of station, store, truckstop activity