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Retailer considering new business opportunities

SELINSGROVE, Pa. & GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- Reliance Oil has purchased 13 convenience stores from Wayne Oil Co. as the latter company narrows its business scope and assesses new opportunities, CSP Daily News has learned. Wayne Oil Co., Goldsboro, N.C., sold all but one of its Ballpark convenience...

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New tech marks first step in chain’s 'digital innovation'

IRVING, Texas -- In a first for the industry, 7-Eleven Inc. has launched a chatbot on Facebook Messenger for customers to engage with the chain in a new way online. While chatting with the bot, users can sign up for the chain’s 7Rewards program, find a store location near them, learn about recent...

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'National coalition is clearly out of touch,' retailer says

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The presidents of all 43 7-Eleven franchise owners associations, which represent the interests of nearly 7,000 franchised U.S. convenience-store locations, have voted unanimously not to attend 7-Eleven’s annual convention and trade show in 2018. The boycott of the 7-Eleven...

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