» 2 Lawsuits filed by Philip Morris USA in federal court in Los Angeles aimed at stopping the importation, distribution and sale of counterfeit cigarettes and the unauthorized use of its trademarks
» 10 New Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets Tesco plans to open in Las Vegas within the next few months. Despite reports the British grocer is missing its U.S. projections, the chain is pushing forward in California, Nevada and Arizona, where it operates 60 stores. » 22 Grocery stores Houchens Industries acquired from Buehler Foods in the Midwest. The company also operates 42 Jr. Food Stores in Kentucky and Tennessee.
» 1.5M Number of shares Stadium Capital Management acquired in The Pantry Inc., increasing its ownership of the 1,650-store operator from 5% to 6.4%.
» $3M Price tag for a new playground in Tulsa, Okla. being funded by QuikTrip to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The chain is covering more than half the cost. » $26M Profit posted by Sunoco Inc. at its 4,700 gas stations and convenience stores in the first quarter. As a whole, however, the company reported a $59 million loss in the quarter.
» $23B Projected value of the proposed merger of Mars Inc. and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. The deal would make Wrigley a standalone subsidiary of Mars.