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NATO fights back against bill that would affect 11,540 convenience stores

MINNEAPOLIS -- The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) is engaging its retail members to oppose California Senate Bill 1400, which would ban the sale of tobacco products in all convenience stores , grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations and drug stores starting Jan. 1, 2019. This is...

Distribution center a springboard for store growth in new markets

ANKENY, Iowa -- Thanks to the rapid pace at which it was able to get its new distribution center operational and serving its retail network, Casey’s General Stores Inc. has announced definite plans to move into at least one new state, with the promise of more. The new facility, which opened in...

Seven & i coy about larger Corner Store deal; analysts weigh in

TOKYO -- While speculation still includes 7-Eleven Inc. parent Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd. as a possible acquirer for convenience-store retailer CST Brands Inc. , which reportedly has begun taking bids, Seven & i said it isn’t interested in acquiring all of CST Brands, according to...

Startup expanding to as many as 18 cities, and it’s aggressively targeting convenience
Leading companies have submitted bids, with another round to come
Japan’s second-largest convenience retailer could follow rival's lead.
Asset acquisition expands distributors’ capabilities, scope
Former Lehigh Gas Corp. acquires District Petroleum
Speculation over potential acquirers follows ‘gas bar’ review
New president’s plan to fix Japanese retailer includes investment in United States

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