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Franchisees pony up nearly $7 million in attempt to keep stores

COLD SPRING, Ky. -- Owners of 59 regional AmeriStop franchises have placed $6.9 million on the table in an attempt to keep control of their convenience stores. They hoped to learn late yesterday whether they would be successful, said The Cincinnati Enquirer. In November, Petro Acquisitions Inc.,...

Retailer alleges PMPA violations; oil co. says charges "inaccurate, out of context"

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- As reported yesterday in a CSP Daily News Flash, Midwestern retailer Road Ranger has filed claims against CITGO Petroleum Corp. for breach of contract and violations of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA) caused by CITGO's "unnecessary failure" to supply gasoline to Road...

More SI stations opening ancillary profit centers to offset margin squeeze

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Recent changes in the convenience store marketplace in the Staten Island area of New York, as reported by The Staten Island Advance, represent a microcosm of the evolution that has been sweeping through the entire c-store industry. On Staten Island, more gas stations are...

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