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Free-gas promotion puts Philly LUKOIL station at center stage; more to come

PHILADELPHIA -- The day after some Philadelphia-area gas stations broke the $4 barrier for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline, one marketer was giving the stuff away for free. Dozens of customers spent the night at the station, sleeping in their vehicles, to gain a one-time reprieve from spending...

CSP Daily News' ongoing geographic digest ofstoreactivity nationwide

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- CSP Daily News offers another installment of Open & Shut, an occasional geographic roundup of new-store groundbreakings, raze and rebuilds, openings, reopenings, closures and sales from chains small, medium and large. The digest includes primarily smaller, independent...

NACS skeptical on offer to negotiate with retailers over interchange fees

WASHINGTON -- In a move that is being greeted by skepticism by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Visa appears to be softening its hard line by telling the U.S. House Judiciary Committee 's Antitrust Task Force that it is willing to sit down with retailers and negotiate over the...

Retailers testify on impact of high credit-card interchange fees
New Va. drive-in facility harkens back to days of 1950s-style "car hops".
Wal-Mart, Starbucks enhance food, coffee; McDonald's coffee yet to prove itself.
Nakash Enterprises to acquire 20 Shell-branded gas stations
Newly opened Power Mart sends upscale jolt to conventional format
Expanded deal with Irving Oil opens door to New England, Atlantic Canada
NACStech sessions reveal scannable text-based coupons, project-management advice