The pursuit of Casey's General Stores by larger rivals Alimentation Couche-Tard and 7-Eleven was ultimately doomed but the saga served to highlight relevant trends in the convenience store industry, observers told SN. Among the investment community, it attracted attention to an arguably undervalued retail sector that weathered the economic downturn. It spotlighted a trend toward foodservice offerings at convenience stores and its potential to drive trips, profits and competition with ...

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