By the Numbers

» 1.5 Percentage of the U.S. populations that is vegitarian according to Harry Balzer, vice president of consumer and retail market research group NPD.

» 27 Total number of states Hunt Brothers Pizza now operates in after reaching a deal to brand with a Stop ‘n’ Save convenience store in Gypsum, Colo.

» 43 Percentage of underground storage tanks in Florida (11,168 of 26,529) that do not use the proper storage system. The old-style tanks have single walls that don’t protect against leaks, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

» 150 Stores Good to Go, the nation’s first "ecologically friendly" convenience store chain plans to build in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa by 2010.

» 2,000 Credit card numbers stolen by a computer hacker from two supermarket chains, Hannaford Bros. operating in Massachusetts, New England and New York, and Sweetbay in Florida.

» $1.6M Tax revenue New York State is losing out on per day by failing to collect taxes on cigarettes sold through Native American tribal businesses as required by law. That was the result of a study commissioned by the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS).

» $3.16M The total fine levied against Euclid of Virginia Inc. for violating underground storage tank regulations at 23 of its Lowest Price gas stations.

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