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Retailers testify on impact of high credit-card interchange fees

WASHINGTON -- At a hearing yesterday conducted by the House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force, retailers—including those in the convenience store and petroleum industries—testified in support of HR 5546, the Credit Card Fair Fee Act, bipartisan legislation that would end credit-card industry...

New Va. drive-in facility harkens back to days of 1950s-style "car hops"

YORKTOWN, Va. -- Continuing its quest to "reinvent convenience," Wawa Inc. will take the wraps off a fledgling "old-fashioned" drive-in foodservice station today at its Yorktown, Va. c-store, with plans to unveil a second drive-in service in June. Customers opting to use the drive-in can pull into...

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...

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