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Dedicated food production facility will change way convenience retailer does business

CLAYSBURG, Pa. -- Sheetz Inc. began a new business as Sheetz Bros. Kitchen starts operations in Claysburg, Pa. Sheetz Bros. Kitchen is a completely new distribution network for Sheetz. The $46 million kitchen facility is the cornerstone of the latest Sheetz plan to bring a higher level of...

Fred's Minit Mart LLC recently announced its self-branded fountain drink line, Minit Mix.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Fred's Minit Mart LLC, which operates 34 convenience stores in more than 20 cities in Kentucky and Tennessee, recently announced its self-branded fountain drink line, Minit Mix. Minit Mix fountain drinks will be available immediately in 29 of the 34 Minit Mart locations, the...

Could no-frills, limited-selection grocer leverage tough economy to steal c-store customers?

BATAVIA, Ill. -- Seeking to exploit its no-frills offering during toughening economic times, and with a model that could step on convenience retailers' toes, discount grocer Aldi Inc. is in the midst of a national expansion that aims to open 100 stores in 2008, reported The Cleveland Plain Dealer...

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