At a time when convenience and one-stop shopping are king, it's no wonder why many retailers have installed gas pumps next to their stores. Kroger Co., Cincinnati, operates more than 300 fuel centers, including outlets at its Denver-based King Soopers. Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas, opened its first fuel center in June 1995, and now sells gas next to 56 of its 152 stores in Texas. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle entered the fuel business in July 2000, and today operates outlets ...

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