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"Extremely challenging" quarter in U.S. leads to more then 50% decline in profits

LAVAL, Quebec -- Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. reported a 53.6% decline in fourth-quarter profit, precipitated mostly by lower U.S. motor fuel margins. Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2008 were $15.5 million (8 cents per share on a diluted basis) compared with $33.4 million (16 cents per...

$52 billion deal is brew's biggest, but how will it affect c-stores?

LEUVEN, Belgium & ST. LOUIS-- The planned merger of InBev and Anheuser-Busch to create the world 's largest brewing company sent shockwaves in the convenience store arena where A-B dominates market share.For years, the relationship has been one of extraordinary reciprocation—for A-B, c-stores...

An occasional roundup of new stations…and stores that are no more

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- U.S. gas stations are having a hard time making a profit in the face of higher costs of purchasing gasoline, credit-card expenses, consumers who are bargain shopping like never before and for other reasons such as outdated pumps that cost too much to upgrade. Unable to make the...

Dedicated food production facility will change way convenience retailer does business
Fred's Minit Mart LLC recently announced its self-branded fountain drink line, Minit Mix.
Could no-frills, limited-selection grocer leverage tough economy to steal c-store customers?
C-stores must re-evaluate gas, reposition as alternative fuel retailers gain ground
Hackers break into Citibank's network of c-store cash machines.
Purchases 23 locations; some slated for ampm conversion
Citing low market share, oil co.'s Pacific Northwest pullback becomes official in January.

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