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Florida c-store developer mulls proprietary vs. franchise in expanding retail presence

PINECREST, Fla. -- One path is signing on with a national convenience store franchise; the other, developing a proprietary "gourmet deli" concept. At the end of both sits the potential for healthy profits—and perhaps more importantly for Sands Petroleum, the opportunity to build a brand in the...

Court compromise completes sale of stores to Road Ranger, Village Pantry, others

CINCINNATI -- With two sides of an AmeriStop franchisee battle agreeing in court to reach a compromise on their contracts, the future of more than 60 AmeriStop convenience stores was decided with a flood of store acquisitions being completed in the past two weeks. Led by Road Ranger LLC closing on...

CSP Daily News' ongoing digest ofindustryactivity nationwide

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- CSP Daily News offers another installment of Open & Shut, a geographic roundup of many of the convenience store, gas station and travel center openings, closings, sales, remodels, new-builds and groundbreakings in towns large and small across America. The digest includes...

Second Wawa store closes in Philadelphia's Center City area.
Association gasoline brand adds turnkey backoffice services
Reimage of house label figures prominently in year-end earnings report
Femsa's c-store chain will expand beyond Mexico, executive says.
Franchisee tradeshow highlights new products, focus on foodservice, Slurpee
Deal would shift ownership of as many as 88 Shell MSO retail outlets
Franchisees pony up nearly $7 million in attempt to keep stores