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Lawson’s Enters U.S. Market

Japan’s second largest c-store chain hits the U.S. market this summer. Lawson, Japan’s second largest convenience store chain, comes to the U.S. this Saturday as the company opens its first two stores in Waikiki, Hawaii. According to Pacific Business News, the two stores will be by the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and the Moana Surfrider on

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Thorntons Expands in Florida

Thorntons embarks into a new metro/state region for the first time since 2007. Thorntons is expanding into the Florida metro market of Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater. The first location is set to open in Spring 2013 in Clearwater. Thorntons’ strategic plan for the region is to 15-20 Tampa—St. Petersburg—Clearwater area stores in the next three years. “To

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Plans New Locations

Franchise opportunities with Dunkin’ Donuts are still available in Ottumwa, Iowa. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee, Savoureux Corp., for 12 new restaurants in North Omaha, Neb. and Sioux City, Iowa, with the first restaurant planned to open in 2013. Savoureux Corp. is led by NFL greats and former

Irving Oil Truck Stop Opens in Poland, Maine

Perry Transport recently opened a brand new truck stop with Irving branded diesel fuel at 4 Spring Water Road in Poland, Maine, expanding the regional brand to the community. “Our company has been working in the community for 24 years, primarily focused on road maintenance. This is our first venture into the fueling business and

Campbell’s Celebrates Grand Opening

Campbell Soup Company kicked off the grand opening celebration of its Campbell Employee Center, an 80,000-square foot addition to the company’s World Headquarters, earlier this month. Against the backdrop of a glass entrance complete with a signature red wall and iconic “Campbell’s” logo, Campbell Soup Company executives, along with hundreds of community members and state

Gulf Oil Acquires Gulf Brand From Chevron

Framingham, Mass.-based Gulf Oil LP, a division of Cumberland Farms Inc., has acquired the rights to the Gulf brand in the U.S. from Chevron USA Inc., the Boston Business Journal reported. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gulf Oil began using the Gulf name in 1986 through a licensing agreement with San Ramon, Calif.-based

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