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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...

DeSutter gets on board with plenty of foodservice, integration chops

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- When Alvin New chose not to join Susser Holdings Corp. after it bought New's Town & County Food Stores operation in the fall of 2007, he took with him not only a handsome check, but also a background in retail that would be hard to replace. Five months later, Susser...

Chicago franchisee adds six more sites; ad campaign proves fruitful

CHICAGO -- Bob Juckniess is counting his blessings: six of the cream-of-the-crop ampm c-store and petroleum-retail sites from BP's selloff of stations in several key markets, including Juckniess' turf on the outskirts of the Windy City. Juckniess, president of RWJ Management Co. Inc., Oak Brook,...

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
Minn. retailer among those adopting proprietary, fee-friendly debit-card program
The national average for unleaded gasoline stepped past the $4-a-gallon mark this month, with observers predicting prolonged highs at least through July 4.