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New St. Paul bodega makes itself a neighborhood gathering place

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Walk into Boomshack Market on a chilly November Monday and you’ll find seniors breaking bread, a customer from the nearby Jimmy John’s buying chips and an energy drink, and owner-operator Trish McGovern ringing up turkey soup—her house-made “penicillin”—for a dad whose daughter...

First branded sites open in New York and New Jersey, with more slated in 2018

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. -- The next phase of BP’s growth plan may be as hard to miss as the backlit red, white and blue awning of the newly opened Amoco gas station in Pelham Manor, a leafy suburb of New York City. This site is the sixth in the nation—all in New York and New Jersey—to bring back Amoco,...

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Reebok joins the club of industry disruption hopefuls

CHICAGO -- Convenience-store retailers are not unaccustomed to outliers playing with their business model, the model itself an amalgam of many eras of industries folding into one another. (Gas and milk? A match made in retail heaven.) But lately, it feels like c-stores are on some not-so-secret...

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Opens chain to franchisees north of the border for the first time
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ICE serves employment audit notices on 98 stores in 17 states, D.C.
First in what could become routine audits
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QuikTrip lands No. 1 spot and most mentions in top 100 ranking
Giving a d*mn about c-stores’ bad reputation might be the turning point in the war for talent
Northern California locations rebranded as Power Market and Extra Mile
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Activist investors push c-store chain’s board to explore strategic alternatives

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