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Will sell fuel at most of its newly acquired Walmart Express small-format sites

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Although it has experimented with gasoline before, Dollar General Corp. is making a major leap into fuel retailing with the purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations. The discount retailer intends to operate the fueling stations at 37 of these locations, it said. In...

Acquisition of U-Gas, Dirt Cheap a ‘milestone’ for Wallis Cos.

CUBA, Mo. -- Wallis Cos. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of U-Gas Holdings Inc., including 19 U-Gas and 14 Dirt Cheap convenience stores along with the Gigi’s Commissary. Wallis Cos. began in 1968 in Cuba, Mo., with one location on Route 66 and now operates a network of 34...

Joe Petrowski

Joe Petrowski

Industry icon bringing decades of experience to BW’s new chain

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Joe Petrowski, former CEO of Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil, has joined Yesway , Brookwood Financial Partners LLC’s new convenience-store brand, as a senior adviser and member of its executive committee. “I have believed for a long while that the impetus for consolidation in the...

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