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Despite shake-up in Japan, Seven & i forecasts growth for U.S. chain

IRVING, Texas -- 7-Eleven Inc., Japanese retail group Seven & i Holdings Co.’s U.S. convenience-store unit, is expected to post a record-high annual operating profit of $682.6 million in 2016, thanks in part to rising food sales, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review . The figure would...

Will let the ‘big operators get bigger,' says company’s president

LINCOLN, Ill. – With the sale of five large, high-volume convenience stores in central Illinois to TravelCenters of America LLC , Illico Inc. is exiting the retail convenience-store industry. TravelCenters of America announced the closing of the deal for the Apollo Mart locations on June 9, part of...

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...

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