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With economy weakening, oil, fuel prices rising, habits changing, consumption falling

NEW YORK -- As crude-oil prices climb to historic highs, steep gasoline prices and the weak economy are beginning to curb Americans' gas-guzzling ways, reported The Wall Street Journal. In the past six weeks, the nation's gasoline consumption has fallen by an average 1.1% from year-earlier levels,...

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...

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