NEW YORK -- John Catsimatides, chairman and chief executive officer, Gristede's here, late last month launched a newspaper advertising campaign to pressure New York state to collect sales tax on purchases of tobacco and fuel products at American Indian-owned convenience stores. United Refining, which along with Gristede's is a subsidiary of the Red Apple Group here, supplies fuel to nearly 400 Country Fair/Red Apple C-stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Catsimatides, who is chairman ...

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