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ROUNDUP

16 Is Thorntons the Next
Big M&A Deal?
16 Fast Facts
18 Eye on Growth
18 Seen on Social Media
20 Retailer Tidbits

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14 Casey's Moves Its Value
Creation Plan Forward

Danielle Romano
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58 What's Hot on C-store Menus?
Stewart's Shops' "cheesecake in
a cone" is cold and refreshing for
the summer.

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TOBACCO

60 Putting Cigars in the
Fast Lane
Five tips for getting the most
out of this high-speed growth
segment of tobacco.

22 Supplier Tidbits

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