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The Pantry keeps an eye on gasoline sales following 6.8% drop in comparable stores

SANFORD, N.C. -- Decreasing gas pricesand the resulting higher marginshave saved many a retailer's year financially. But consumers continue to show reluctance to return to their old driving habits. For September, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported traffic volume had dropped 4.4% almost...

Susser Holdings begins 18-month project to rebrand 161 stores acquired last year

ORLANDO -- After receiving positive feedback on three prototypes, rebranded Stripes stores, Susser Holdings Corp. is ready to go all the way with the transition with rebranding on the remaining 158 acquired Town & Country stores slated to start in the first quarter of 2009. "We just completed [...

Newly flush with cash, the Pantry ready to get back in acquisition game in 2009

SANFORD, N.C. -- The Pantry's cautious stance in early 2008 could pay off in the next year as the company prepares to reenter the acquisition game as a leaner company. "Between organizational restructuring at the beginning of the year and a variety of other measures to reduce costs through out the...

Chain continues focus on gasoline, convenience, food through "scrape and build" efforts.
V85 maker seeks to enhance liquidity while it reorganizes; production to continue
Most Baltimore c-stores converted; new design under construction in Florida
But lower gas prices aren't boosting consumer spending, confidence.
Anvil falls on short-lived Valero brand; Corner Store name to grace new builds, remodels
U.S. economic downturn prompting prudence on Tesco's part; 200 stores by Nov. 2009.
Downturn in the economy hasn't slowed discounters' growth plans.