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Even with acquisition activity on hold, Southeast chain still intent on consolidation

NEW YORK -- Six weeks after putting a hold on its typically robust acquisition strategy, The Pantry is far from hanging up its desire to be an industry consolidator. "[We] believe that this industry offers long-term growth and consolidation opportunities that we're well-positioned to capture,"...

Following worst Midwest flooding since 1993, woes range from storage tanks to car washes

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa. -- Petroleum marketers in central and eastern Iowa were continuing to pick up the pieces at their retail and even wholesale operations Wednesday following the worst Midwest flooding to occur in the region in 15 years. Flooding that began in the state last week caused at least...

Atlantis Petroleum to get first crack at bidding on 283 sites of bankrupt company

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bidding for the 283 Uni-Marts LLC stores in three states is expected to open later this month after the State College, Pa.-based company filed documents in bankruptcy court late last week seeking the approval of the bid procedures and naming a stalking-horse bidder—Atlantis...

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Chicago franchisee adds six more sites; ad campaign proves fruitful
Another Big Oil company shifts retail operations to distributor class
Travel center retailer files for bankruptcy; new store opening pending amid closures
Coast to coast, the economy presents a ‘dangerous ' time for petroleum retailers.
West Coast chain opening new stores; adding, broadening product lines
Divestment the motive for sale that will transition 162 Houston-area sites