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Core-Mark Announces Q3 Results

Core-Mark expands its presence in the Southeast; builds momentum for 2012. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011. Third Quarter Net sales increased 11.6% to $2.23 billion for

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Getting Crafty in the Cold Vault

Beer sales are hot right now and driving the push are specialty brews and imports. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Consumer interest in more flavorful food and beverages has led, among other things, to the rise of craft beers. Retailers: Start your engines. Craft beers offer more challenging tastes, authenticity and often even a quirkiness

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Dead River Co. Sells Stores To Circle K

Stores scheduled to transition to Circle K ownership in December. After about 40 years in business, Dead River Co. is selling its 19 convenience stores to Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s Circle K, Bangor Daily News reported. “We’re not closing them; we’re selling them,” Alan Dorr, general manager for procurement at Dead River’s South Portland, Maine headquarters

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Couche-Tard Launches New Share Repurchase Program

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange has approved its share repurchase program. The company is now authorized to repurchase up to 2,684,420 Class A multiple voting shares (representing 5 % of the 53,688,412 Class A multiple voting shares issued and outstanding) and 11,126,400 Class B subordinate voting shares (representing 10 % of the 111,264,009

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Inside Sales Drive Casey’s Strong Q1 Numbers

Casey’s annual goal is to increase same-store sales 5.8% with an average margin of 32.8%, and to grow it’s store count by 4-6%. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is off to a strong start in fiscal 2012 strong with a “record quarter.”  The c-store chain has reported basic earnings per share of $1.04 for the first

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Couche-Tard, Core-Mark Expand Supplier Agreement

Core-Mark to service approximately 980 Couche-Tard corporate stores within Couche-Tard’s Southwest, Southeast, Gulf Coast and Florida markets.  Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, is set to become the broadline supplier to the Circle K stores in the Southeastern

Couche-Tard Announces Share Repurchase Program

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that The Toronto Stock Exchange has approved its share repurchase program. The company is now authorized to repurchase up to 2,685,335 Class A multiple voting shares (representing 5 % of the 53,706,712 Class A multiple voting shares issued and outstanding) and 11,621,801 Class B subordinate voting shares (representing 10 % of the 116,218,014

Couche-Tard Walks Away

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has allowed its tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Casey’s General Stores Inc. for $38.50 per share in cash to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Sept. 30, 2010. At the expiration of the offer, certain conditions to the offer had not been satisfied and

Is Couche-Tard Out?

After Casey’s shareholders rejected Couche-Tard’s nominees for the board of directors last week, and instead reelected its standing board, analysts are weighing in on whether or not Couche-Tard is out of the game and whether 7-Eleven will come through with a bid. U.S. billionaire and hedge fund manager Steven Cohen, founder of SAC Capital Advisors

Breaking News: Shareholders Reelect Casey’s Board

Casey’s General Stores Inc. today announced that, based on a preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor, shareholders have reelected by a wide margin all eight of the company’s incumbent directors to Casey’s Board of Directors at the Company’s Annual Meeting held earlier today, Sept. 23. The incumbent directors include: Diane C. Bridgewater, Johnny

Couche-Tard To Casey’s: Reveal Terms of 7-Eleven Bid

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. challenges Casey’s to announce any developments relating to 7-Eleven’s non-binding preliminary bid on Sept. 2, ahead of the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for Sept. 23. “We believe that disclosure of 7-Eleven’s preliminary, non-binding indication of interest is yet another attempt to obfuscate the choices that have been presented to the

Couche-Tard Would Increase Offer

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is again appealing to Casey’s shareholders ahead of this week’s annual shareholders meeting set for Sept. 23. It urged shareholders to consider the following when voting: “7-Eleven has not made a formal offer to acquire Casey’s. Unlike Couche-Tard’s $38.50 per share fully-financed cash premium offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares

Couche-Tard Acquires 12 Stores in Indiana

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC, is set to acquire 12 stores in the Indianapolis, Ind., area from Crystal Flash Petroleum LLC, which operates under the “Crystal Flash” banner. The transaction is anticipated to close in September 2010 and is subject to standard regulatory approvals and closing conditions. According

Casey’s Confirms Discussions with 7-Eleven

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has officially confirmed that it has entered discussions with 7-Eleven Inc., regarding a potential acquisition. On Sept. 2, 2010, Casey’s received an unsolicited preliminary proposal from 7-Eleven regarding a consensual transaction at $40 per share in cash. As disclosed in Casey’s Schedule 14D-9 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on

Couche-Tard Suggests That Casey’s Delay Annual Meeting

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Casey’s General Stores Inc. in response to the chain’s announcement that it has authorized discussions with 7-Eleven involving a possible acquisition after repeatedly rebuffing Couche-Tard’s offers for the company. In the letter, the company expressed its dismay with Casey’s refusal to discuss

Casey’s To Acquire 52 Stores

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has released its first quarter of fiscal 2011 results ended July 31, 2010, and with it an announcement that it has signed commitments to acquire an additional 52 locations, which it anticipates purchasing by the end of the calendar year. Casey’s reported basic earnings per share of $0.73 and approximately $6.2

Casey’s Mystery Bidder Revealed

7-Eleven is  the previously unnamed third party bidder that has offered to buy Casey’s General Stores for $2.03 billion or $40 per share, the Wall Street Journal reported. 7-Eleven’s $40-a-share offer surpasses Alimentation Couche-Tard’s bid of $38.50 a share. Casey’s has rejected Couche-Tard’s advances since it placed its first hostile bid for the company back

Third Party Bids For Casey’s

Couche-Tard has some competition in its quest to acquire Casey’s General Stores Inc. Casey’s announced that it has received a preliminary proposal from a strategic third party regarding a consensual transaction at $40 per share in cash. Casey’s General Stores Inc.’s Board of Directors today, Sept. 7,  unanimously recommended against Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s revised tender

Couche-Tard Responds

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. today responded to the announcement by Casey’s General Stores Inc. that it had authorized discussions with a third party regarding a preliminary non-binding proposal to acquire Casey’s: “We are pleased that Casey’s is now in ‘revlon’ mode given that the Casey’s Board of Directors has finally made the decision to put the

Couche-Tard Raises Bid

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has increased its tender offer for Casey’s General Stores to $38.50 per share in cash, as Casey’s responds by advising its shareholders not to take any action as it reviews the revised bid. The revised offer of $38.50 is $0.50 per share higher than the price at which a majority of outstanding

Casey’s Reports Recapitalization Results

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has announced the preliminary results of its modified “Dutch auction” self tender offer, which expired on Aug. 25, 2010 at midnight New York City time, determining the recapitalization was a success. Based on the preliminary count, a total of approximately 28.2 million shares were validly tendered at the minimum purchase price

Casey’s Fires Back

With a month till the annual Casey’s shareholders’ meeting on Sept. 23, a war of words is underway, with Casey’s and Couch-Tard vying for shareholder votes and fighting to prove they have the most to offer shareholders. In response to Couche-Tard’s most recent letter of appeal to shareholders, asking them elect its slate of eight

Couche-Tard Appeals To Casey’s Shareholders in Letter

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is soliciting votes from shareholders of Casey’s General Stores ahead of their 2010 annual meeting set for Sept. 23. Couche-Tard has mailed a letter to shareholders along with its definitive proxy materials, as it hopes to sway shareholders to elect its slate of eight independent candidates to the Casey’s board of directors.

Couche-Tard Responds To Private Placement

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. responded to Casey’s General Stores Inc. announcement that it has completed a private placement of $569 million principal amount of 5.22% Senior Notes due Aug. 9, 2020 to fund its leveraged recapitalization. “Casey’s recent action to transfer value from the Casey’s shareholders to noteholders is outrageous,” Couche-Tard said in a statement. “In

Casey’s Board Appeals For Reelection

Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a definitive proxy statement and a letter sent to Casey’s shareholders from Casey’s President and CEO Robert Myers. The letter, dated Aug. 12, informed shareholders that Casey’s has nominated all of its directors for reelection and urged shareholders to vote for

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