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Ayers Oil Teams with Steak ‘n Shake in Canton, Mo.

Ayers Oil partners with Steak ‘n Shake at its new travel plaza. By: Megan Wilkinson. Ayers Oil is set to open its 16th travel plaza by the end of June. The company has also partnered with Steak ‘n Shake, which will be attached to the new convenience store. Ayers Oil President Steve Ayers said his

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Express Mart Debuts New Larger Locations

Bigger, better and more energy efficient, two new Express Mart stores wow customers. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Express Mart is living up to its name, rapidly increasing its store count and expanding the size of its store footprint to outpace the competition.In just the first two months of 2012, Home Service Oil debuted two

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Missouri Supreme Court Denies Casey’s Processing Exemption

Exemption on utilities, machinery, equipment and materials used or consumed in manufacturing or processing, does not extend to the preparation of food for retail sale, the Court rules. The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a Casey’s General Stores convenience store and restaurant a partial sales tax exemption for electricity used to prepare food for sale.

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Missouri Proposes Rule to Warn Customers About Gas Price Increase

State lawmakers in Missouri are kicking around a proposal that requires convenience stores and gas stations to tell customers before the enact fuel price changes. This proposal is from a republican state rep from southwest Missouri, Ray Weter, according to St. Louis (Mo.) Today. The proposal would require fuel distributors to tell the stations in

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Home Service Oil Opens Two Express Marts

At 6,500 square feet, the new Hillsboro location is considered one of the largest c-stores in Jefferson County. Home Service Oil Co., which operates Express Mart convenience stores in and around Jefferson County, Mo., just south of St. Louis, has recently opened two newly-built Express Marts that are enormous in size. Their new Hillsboro location

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Buchanan Energy Selling 61 Stations

Locations for sale in Chicago and St. Louis markets. Buchanan Energy LLC is selling 38 ExxonMobil-branded gas stations in the Greater Chicago area, as well as 23 BP-branded stations in the Greater St. Louis area.  All 61 stations are being sold with branded fuel supply with help from NRC Realty & Capital Advisors. “These stores

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Pilot Flying J Opens New Travel Center

“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 opened a newly acquired travel center in Collins, Mo., and will remodel the Pilot Travel Center to feature full amenities for professional

Kum & Go Celebrates Grand Openings

Kum & Go announced the grand opening of two stores this weekend, one in Mt. Vernon, Mo., and one in Sioux City, Iowa. The new Vernon, Mo., Kum & Go is located at 8900 E Mt. Vernon Blvd, and the Sioux City, Iowa location opened at 1373 Pierce St. Both stores kicked off their grand

The Pantry Completes Presto Acquisition

The Pantry Inc. has completed the previously disclosed acquisition of 47 convenience stores from Presto Convenience Stores LLC. The stores operate under the Presto trade name and are located in Kansas with three stores in Missouri. The 47 acquired stores generated revenues of approximately $194 million for the 12 months ended May 2010. The acquisition

QuikTrip Selling Five Stores

Tulsa-based QuikTrip is selling its five Springfield, Mo.-based convenience stores, The Springfield, Mo. News Ledger reported. QuikTrip is focusing its efforts on very large metropolitan markets, and Springfield no longer fits the company’s plans, noted spokesman Mike Thornbrugh. “It’s accurate that the stores ultimately will be sold,” he told the News Ledger. “But there is

Shop ’n Save Acquires Rinderer’s Drug Stores

SHOP ‘N SAVE, a grocery and drug retailer serving the St. Louis metropolitan area and Springfield, Ill., is expanding its network of pharmacies with the purchase of Rinderer’s Drug Stores Inc., a family-owned company that has served the metro area for generations. The sale involves all six Rinderer’s stores. Next month, three of the locations

The Pantry Purchases 47 Presto C-stores

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., operator of Kangaroo Express, is purchasing 47 Presto Convenience Stores throughout Kansas and Missouri, including five in the Kansas City metro area. The locations-all but three of which are in Kansas-reported a revenue of about $194 million during the year that ended last May. The deal is expected to close

Casey’s Breaks Ground On New Site

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has begun construction on a new location that is set to open by this summer in Neosho, Mo., between Cash Country and Price Cutter on the Neosho Boulevard, Neosho Daily News reported. Casey’s, which operates 1,474 corporate sites, is in the process of rolling out a new store format, which will

CVS/pharmacy Enters St. Louis Market

CVS/pharmacy has entered the St. Louis market, opening four stores in the past week-two in St. Louis, one in Olivette and one in Ellisville. The chain will open a fifth location in Ballwin in the fall. In total, the five stores will bring about 125 new jobs to the St. Louis community this year. “We

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