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Hollywood store opens; observer asks is Fresh & Easy success in the stars?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- As Tesco's U.S. offering, Fresh & Easy, made its Hollywood debut earlier this week, complete with celebrity lookalikes, one food industry observer said that "Tesco has yet to prove the viability of the Fresh & Easy concept." Jim Prevor, aka The Perishable Pundit,...

Industry giant continues trend of infrequent acquisitions with small-scale purchase

GLOUCESTER, Va. -- 7-Eleven flexed its often-dormant acquisition arm this month with the purchase of seven Little Sue convenience stores in Gloucester and Middlesex counties of Virginia, as reported in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday. The Dallas-based company is expected to purchase an eighth...

Couche-Tard readies for next phase of acquisitions with reorganization

LAVAL, Quebec -- With a goal of positioning itself for future growth in the United States, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced its plans internally this month to reorganize its U.S. business units effective May 1, as reported exclusively in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday. "With the...

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