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Retailer eager but unable to reflag West Texas stores to 7-Eleven mark

WACO, Texas -- Alon USA Energy is weighing its options on how to proceed with the branding strategy of several stores it owns and operates in Waco, Texas. According to Wednesday's Waco Tribune Herald, Alon USA spent $70 million last summer to acquire Skinny's Inc. and its 102 convenience stores,...

Pa. retailer performing "due diligence" in anticipation of potential merger

PITTSFIELD, MASS. -- In a move that would enable it to significantlygrow its retail holdings, Bethlehem, Pa.-based Lehigh Gas is exploring a possible acquisition of Pittsfield, Mass.-based O'Connell Oil Associates. It's a deal that would also bolster Lehigh's retail presence in western New England...

PETA, "lettuce ladies" help retailer promote vegan sandwiches

PHILADELPHIA -- Wearing nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves and waving signs that read, "Turn Over a New Leaf—Go Vegetarian," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA's) Lettuce Ladies handed out free Moshe's brand soy-based sandwiches at a Philadelphia 7-Eleven store on...

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