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Casey’s making good on promise to bulk up in the Badger State with acquisition

BELLEVILLE, Wis. -- With the sale of five convenience stores to Casey’s General Stores Inc. , Ed Francois, president of Francois Oil, is making a move to leave the convenience-store industry to spend more time on his Ford automobile dealership, one of the oldest in the state. Casey's has purchased...

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Francois Oil exiting convenience-retailing industry

ANKENY, Iowa -- Casey’s General Stores Inc. has purchased and acquired five convenience stores of Francois Oil, Belleville, Wis. Casey’s said it expects to rebrand these convenience stores, formerly known as The Station, to Casey’s. They will undergo improvements in the coming months following the...

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Rising gas prices did not affect economic outlook in the usual way

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Despite rising gasoline prices, consumer optimism is at an all-time high across the four-plus years the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has been conducting its national Consumer Fuels survey. Three in five gasoline consumers (61%) report feeling optimistic about...

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