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Another smaller-format grocery contender emerges to encroach on convenience channel

MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Jewel-Osco, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, said that it will open a 16,000-square-foot store in Chicago's Lincoln Park community. The "Urban Fresh, by Jewel" store is scheduled to open this fall and is designed as "a specialty grocery store catering to the unique...

"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...

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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