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Opens chain to franchisees north of the border for the first time

LAVAL, Quebec -- Amid its ongoing global rebranding initiative, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is offering new franchise opportunities for its Circle K convenience-store brand in Canada. The expansion marks the first time the Circle K brand will be franchised in Canada, with the offer initially...

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ICE serves employment audit notices on 98 stores in 17 states, D.C.

WASHINGTON -- In what is being called the largest operation against an employer so far under Donald Trump’s presidency, and with more promised, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) descended on nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores before dawn Jan. 10 to open surprise employment audits...

First in what could become routine audits

LOS ANGELES -- U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Jan. 10 to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump’s presidency, the Associated Press reported. Immigration and...

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