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FamilyMart Aims To Double Thai Stores

Partnership with Central Retail Co. is expected to help grow the FamilyMart chain in Thailand to 3,000 locations in 10 years. Japanese convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. plans to accelerate its store openings in Thailand through a new business partnership with Central Retail Corp., MarketWatch reported. FamilyMart plans to sell its entire stake in SFM

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Parker’s Plans New Georgia Location

“We’re responding to repeated requests from area residents who have been asking us to open a Parker’s in Rincon,” says Parker’s CEO. Parker’s Convenience Stores recently announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art convenience store in Rincon, Ga. The newest Parker’s, located at the site of the former Springfield Ford dealership on Hwy. 21, will

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Pilot Flying J Announces Plans For New Stores

Pilot Flying J is working on opening two new stores in Virginia and Michigan. Pilot Flying J plans to open two new stores in August. New stores include a location in Harrisonburg, Va., which opens on Aug. 13, and a Port Huron, Mich., location, which opens on Aug. 20. The new locations will feature gas

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Kroger Expected To Build Gas Station In Michigan

Kroger aims to clean up a Michigan township by adding new business to the area. Kroger is expected to open a new gas station by the end of 2012 on a property it owns in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., according to Ann Arbor digital media company news. The new gas station will measure nearly one acre on a

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Parker’s Opens State-Of-The-Art C-Store

Parker’s announces its plans to open a highly developed convenience store this November in Garden City, Ga. Parker’s, a leader in convenience store sales across Georgia and South Carolina, has announced its latest cutting-edge c-store in Garden City, Ga., which is expected to open this November. The store, which measures almost 4,000 square feet, is

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Wawa Celebrates Grand Opening of First Florida Store

Five Wawa stores are scheduled to open in five weeks in the Orlando area, with the chain forecasting 100 stores for the Orlando/Tampa markets in the next five years. Wawa Inc. today announced a milestone in its company’s history—the grand opening of its first store in the state of Florida. Located directly across from SeaWorld

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7-Eleven Updates Philippine Stores

Philippine Seven Corp. plans to add new stores and remodel older sites. Philippine Seven Corp., operator of 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines, announced plans to open 180 more stores within a year. According to a report from The Manila Standard Today, the additional stores would bring the nation’s 7-Eleven store count to 900 total. Philippine

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TA Opens Two New Full-Service Travel Centers

TA adds two more travel centers in the Michigan-area this week. TravelCenters of America LLC opened two new TA-branded locations on June 25 at Tekonsha and Battle Creek, Mich. The addition of the two new stations brings the total number of TA full-service travel centers to 240. The new Tekonsha location includes all of the

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Weigel’s Celebrates 60th Store Opening

Weigel’s hosts grand opening celebrations at its newest, Knoxville, Tenn. store. Weigel’s, a family-owned dairy in East Tennessee, opened its 60th full-service convenience store in West Knoxville, Tenn.-area on June 8 at the corner of Choto Road and Northshore Drive. Bill Weigel, chairman and CEO, said he decided to build the store after receiving requests

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7-Eleven Acquires 23 Texas Stores

7-Eleven completes a transaction with Strasburger Enterprises, acquiring 23 stores across the Texas market. 7-Eleven Inc. completed a transaction with Strasburger Enterprises Inc. to acquire 23 c-store locations in Texas. Strasburger Enterprises Inc. stores, operated primarily under the brand name of Quix, are located across North and Central Texas. This acquisition brings the total number

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Pilot Flying J To Open Seven New Stores

“Pilot Flying J is always on the lookout for new store locations that will add to our North American network in order to better serve our customers,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July. The new stores include:

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NOCO Express Opens In Macedon

A 24-hour NOCO Express store celebrates its grand opening in Macedon, making it the 33rd store for the company. NOCO Express, a gasoline convenience store chain headquartered in Tonawanda, N.Y., celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Macedon at 1241 State Route 31.  The company acquired the lease for the Macedon store from

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Love’s Travels To Davenport, Iowa

Love’s to open a “state-of-the-art” travel stop in Davenport, making it the third Love’s store in Iowa, says Greg Love. Loves is building a new convenience store and fast food restaurant in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center in northwest Davenport. Love’s Travel Stops will build the new facility in the industrial park on Northwest Boulevard,

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NOCO Rolls Out Dino-Mart Franchise

“Our goal is to grow the Dino-Mart brand throughout our operating area and then across upstate New York,” says NOCO executive vice president. NOCO Energy Corp. is launching a retail gasoline convenience store franchise business called Dino-Mart across New York State, the Buffalo News Online reported.   NOCO is hosting a ribbon cutting today to

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New Braunfels Buc-ee’s Celebrates Grand Opening

On Monday in New Braunfels, Texas Buc-ee’s Convenience Stores debuted its largest store with a grand opening celebration for customers. The $7.4 million Buc-ee’s Travel Center at I-35 and Farm-to-Market Road 306 features 60 gas pumps, spans 18 acres and boasts a 67,000-square-foot  store. The store offers the chain’s famously clean and hands-free restrooms; an

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Love’s Opening 10 Oklahoma CNG Fueling Stations

With these 10 new fueling stations, Love’s CNG infrastructure count has reached 11, giving Oklahoma more than 70 existing or planned public CNG stations. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based and family-owned operator of more than 290 travel stops and convenience stores, has scheduled grand opening events for six of 10

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Target Remodels 90 Stores to Expand Fresh Food Selection

Stores are currently under construction for June completion. Target Corp. is remodeling 90 general merchandise stores across the U.S., which are expected to be completed on June 24, 2012. Upon completion of the construction, these stores will offer a full selection of affordable and quality fresh foods, upping the competition for c-stores in those areas.

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Winn-Dixie Opens Two New Stores

Locations to offer a Wi-Fi Internet café area with complimentary coffee. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is celebrating the completion of two newly remodeled state-of-the-art stores in central Florida. The stores are located at  951 State Road 434 W. Longwood, Fla. and at  7800 U.S. 17/92 S. Fern Park, Fla., located in the Main Street Square shopping

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Center in North Dakota

“The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel center in Grand Forks, N.D., and will remodel the Pilot Travel Center to feature full amenities for professional drivers

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Irvington Chester’s Reopens

A sizeable chicken statue has made the store a local landmark. Chester’s, a  fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, has reopened its Irvington, Ala., location at 6831 Hwy 90 West. The Irvington Chester’s has become a local landmark due to the 10 –foot chicken statue sitting in the CITGO parking lot.  The

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TA Celebrates Nashville Reopening

“Six-String Celebration” March 1-6 to provide celebrities, music, fun and prizes for customers. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is planning a grand reopening celebration event March 1-6 at the newly remodeled and reopened Nashville TA located at 111 North First Street, outside downtown Nashville, Tenn. Named “Six-String Celebration,” the week’s events promise customers music, fun

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Love’s Opens CNG Fueling Station

More CNG fueling stations expected at Love’s locations around the U.S. Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores are partnering to open a new public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, reported Oklahoma City’s NewsChannel4. The CNG station at a Love’s store on State Highway 3 in downtown Kingfisher

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Fresh & Easy Continues Expansion

Ninth new store opens in Southern California, as Fresh & Easy plans for Northern California store openings this week. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has opened its eighth and ninth stores of 2011 in the Southern California communities of San Dimas and Camarillo last week, and is scheduled to open its first stores in Northern

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Fresh & Easy Breaks Ground in South LA

Fresh & Easy aims to provide greater food access and healthier options to the communities where it operates, vice president says. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market broke ground on a new commercial office and retail center on the corner of Crenshaw & Jefferson Boulevards in South Los Angeles earlier this month. The 45,000-square-foot West Angeles

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Fresh & Easy Celebrates GreenChill Certification

“We’ve worked hard to be thoughtful on the impact we have on the environment,” says CEO. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has added four more GreenChill certified stores this year, including a Gold certified store that opened this week in Oceanside, Calif. GreenChill certification is awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership

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