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Inside a convenience store

But total industry sales decline for a second year in a row

CHICAGO -- U.S. convenience stores experienced record in-store sales of $233.0 billion in 2016 and the third straight year of more than $10 billion in pretax profits, according to newly released NACS State of the Industry data, the convenience- and fuel-retailing industry’s premier benchmarks and...

7-Eleven Wind Farm

Chain aims to cut costs and appeal to younger customers

IRVING, Texas -- 7-Eleven has agreed to power 425 of its Texas stores with nothing but wind energy for 96 months. The arrangement reached with Dallas-based TXU Energy, a residential and commercial energy provider, begins June 1, 2018, and is expected to reduce 7-Eleven’s carbon footprint by 6.7%...

QuickChek convenience store

38-year company veteran looks to begin ‘new adventure’ in c-store industry

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- John Schaninger, a 38-year veteran of convenience-store retailer QuickChek Corp. , has left the company to pursue other interests. He is succeeded by former Rite Aid and H-E-B executive Rob Easley, who joined the company in February in the newly created position of...

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