Though oil and water don't mix, gas and groceries apparently do. The percentage of food retail companies selling gas in at least one store has grown to 10% from 6% the previous year, reported Food Marketing Institute, Washington, in its survey, "Food Marketing Industry Speaks 2004." Just last week, Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., broke ground on the construction of its first Quick Stop convenience and fuel center next to a corporate Glen's Markets location (see story, Page 43). More ...

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