Corporate News

Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

Low valuations and interest rates open the door to retail investing

CHICAGO -- The stock market isn’t the only thread weaving itself through the M&A landscape for convenience stores; private-equity firms are also smelling money in the c-store space. With the entry of more private-equity dollars into c-stores, the belief is that these investors will run off a...

Casey's General Store

Why are c-stores becoming more of a focus for activist investors?

NEW YORK -- Investors across the stock market have increasingly become more vocal, demanding stronger returns on their investments, and the convenience-store industry has not gone unscathed as a result. The beginnings of this "shareholder revolution,” according to a report by the Roosevelt...

Circle K convenience store

Short-term payouts vs. long-term investments

CHICAGO -- Convenience retail has experienced Wall Street mayhem before. Just toss a mental dart back to Carl Icahn’s corporate-raiding heyday to recall T. Boone Pickens, whose hostile moves on Gulf Oil, Phillips Petroleum and Unocal in the 1980s made investment types billions of dollars in the...

caseys general store
Tighter fuel margins and soft same-store sales punctuate the chain’s fiscal 2018
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C-store, grocery veteran joined retailer with 2010 acquisition
kum & go
Tanner Krause looks to fine-tune products and services, invest in associates .
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Trust buys out rest of family’s stake in refiner-marketer
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A year of industry-defining M&A marks the Top 202

Cigarettes still lead; OTP, milk and general merchandise see the most growth
Preliminary data from NACS State of the Industry Summit