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Food quality, safety depend on strong manufacturer, distributor, retailer connections

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Imagine this scenario: An independent trucker, hired to distribute food to convenience stores but hurting from high fuel prices, decides to cut corners and turn off the refrigeration unit on his truck mid-trip, only to turn it on again right before delivery so product refreezes...

Gulf Oil, Cumberland Farms consolidate, streamline organizational chart

NEWTON, Mass. -- Amid a retail brand tune-up, Gulf Oil LP—along with its parent, Cumberland Farms Inc.—is consolidating and streamlining the management teams of both companies to increase operational efficiency. As reported in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday, Gulf Oil chief executive officer...

Details on EZ Energy's purchase of 15 stations, 5 contracts from BP in Pa.

PETERSBURG, Pa. -- EZ Energy Ltd. subsidiary EZ Energy USA Inc. is buying 15 gas stations and convenience stores and five fuel supply contracts from BP Products North America Inc. for $3.2 million, according to a report by Globes Online cited by a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday and confirmed by BP...

Hot-food test to grow by 800 stores a year beginning in 2009
Susser updates on hurricane, reports strong second-quarter financial results
The Pantry waiting "with bated breath" to get back into M&A game.
Drugstore retailer developing smaller, limit-inventory stores
Midwestern retailer getting out of franchising; Walljasper talks strategy
Owner of gas/c-store/foodservice combo facility files for bankruptcy reorganization
Chain battles issues both internal (gasoline forecasting) and external (credit-card fees)

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