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VERC Enterprises Receives Best of Plymouth Award

VERC Enterprises selected in convenience store category for fifth consecutive year.  For the fifth consecutive year, VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has been selected for the Best of Plymouth Award in the Convenience Stores category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA), a

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Share of Sales Slip For Small Independent Owners

Independent full-service restaurants and grocery stores fared better than other small retail establishments. Just-released data from the American Express OPEN Independent Retail Index shows independently-owned small retailers account for 11% less of total retail sales than they did 20 years ago (from 57% in 1990 down to 46% in 2009). Independent bars and restaurants fared

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Citibank Survey Shows Consumer Psychology Changing

A survey conducted by Hart Research Associates found 41% of customers are worried about the amount they pay for necessities like food and gasoline, up 18 points from September 2010. A new nationwide survey issued on Aug. 31, by Citibank finds a decline in consumers’ expectations for the economy, even though their assessment of current

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Legacy Leadership

  At a Glance: Rutter’s Farm Stores Rutter’s enjoys a long, proud history tracing its roots in Central Pennsylvania all the way back to 1747. The company broke ground on its first convenience store in 1967 and today retails more than 100 million gallons of fuel annually throughout Pennsylvania’s York, Lancaster, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and

Fully Prepared Hot & Cold Sandwiches

TOP PERFORMERS Deli Express (E. A. Sween Co.) Landshire Inc. Pierre Foods HONORABLE MENTIONS Jimmy Dean (Sara Lee Foodservice) Lettieri’s (Hot Stuff Foods) Proprietary foodservice programs get a lot of love and admiration for their relentless innovation and ingenuity, and even branded fast-food concepts tend to get their share of attention from convenience operators who

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