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2019 Roundup: The Biggest Industry Stories of the Year

More than 1,300 c-stores change hands, plus news in every major product category
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CHICAGO — The year 2019 brought considerable changes to the tobacco, beverage and foodservice product categories, while consolidation by the largest retail chains saw more than 1,300 convenience stores change hands as the industry waits to see the eventual fate of Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s anticipated spinoff of Speedway LLC.

Click the links below to review the biggest stories and trends of the past year in each of nine industry areas of interest.


Executive Moves



Mergers & Acquisitions

Packaged Beverages



Snacks & Candy

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