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Newly flush with cash, the Pantry ready to get back in acquisition game in 2009

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry's cautious stance in early 2008 could pay off in the next year as the company prepares to reenter the acquisition game as a leaner company. "Between organizational restructuring at the beginning of the year and a variety of other measures to reduce costs through out the...

Chain continues focus on gasoline, convenience, food through "scrape and build" efforts

TULSA, Okla. -- Four years after dipping its toe into the waters of the car wash business, QuikTrip is toweling off and sticking with what it knows best: convenience stores. "We wanted to take a look at car washes and test it," spokesperson Mike Thornbrugh told CSP Daily News . And although he said...

V85 maker seeks to enhance liquidity while it reorganizes; production to continue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp. announced that it and 24 of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to enhance liquidity while they reorganize...

Most Baltimore c-stores converted; new design under construction in Florida
But lower gas prices aren't boosting consumer spending, confidence.
Anvil falls on short-lived Valero brand; Corner Store name to grace new builds, remodels
U.S. economic downturn prompting prudence on Tesco's part; 200 stores by Nov. 2009.
Downturn in the economy hasn't slowed discounters' growth plans.
Grocery/c-store chain reaches first birthday as it is about to hit triple-digit store count
Alon USA ready to file paperwork to spin off its c-store division