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Coast to coast, the economy presents a ‘dangerous ' time for petroleum retailers

LOS ANGELES -- From California to Pennsylvania, Florida to North Dakota, and all points in between, the extraordinary run up in gasoline prices is taking its toll on consumers and retailers. In Los Angeles, Andre van der Valk hasn 't been paid in six months. He has a job as owner of four service...

West Coast chain opening new stores; adding, broadening product lines

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Japanese convenience store store operator FamilyMart Co. is in the process of making its U.S. West Coast-based Famimastores "more Americanized." The company initially aimed to attract American consumers with Japanese products, including "bento" boxed meals and "onigiri" rice...

Divestment the motive for sale that will transition 162 Houston-area sites

HOUSTON -- Shell's retail divestment is continuing with a deal in the Houston metropolitan market. Texas Petroleum Group LLC (TPG) has signed a purchase and sale agreement for Motiva Enterprises LLC's interest in 162 Shell-branded retail gas stations there. TPG is a 50-50 joint venture between...

Minn. retailer among those adopting proprietary, fee-friendly debit-card program
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