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Wal-Mart, Starbucks enhance food, coffee; McDonald's coffee yet to prove itself

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- As Wal-Mart and Starbucks continue to stretch their product offers in an effort to draw new customers, McDonald's is finding that strategy more difficult that it hoped with it coffee offer. Camille's Sidewalk Cafe has signed an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores to place its...

Nakash Enterprises to acquire 20 Shell-branded gas stations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Nakash Enterprises LLC, an affiliate of Vintners Distributors Inc., has acquired Shell Oil Products US's interest in 20 Shell-branded gas stations in the Sacramento, Calif. area. All 20 locations will continue to sell fuel under the Shell brand. According to a confidentiality...

Newly opened Power Mart sends upscale jolt to conventional format

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Sam Odeh is tired of selling pop and candy bars—at least to the degree sold at the average convenience store. With his new, upscale location in a Chicago suburb, he is targeting a new level of clientele, offering a vivid, upscale mix of wines, ethnic-influenced foods and a...

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Details on refiner-marketer's deal to purchase 72 convenience stores, fuel kiosks.
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Kum & Go selling 21 sites; part of growth plan emphasizing selling small, building larger units
Details on Couche-Tard's acquisition of83 c-stores in Missouri, Illinois.