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Walmart sells UK grocer Asda for $8.8 billion

Walmart has sold its UK grocery chain Asda in an $US8.8 billion deal, Asda announced on Friday. The buyer consortium included private equity firm TDR Capital and Euro Garages owners the Issa brothers. Walmart will retain an equity investment in the business, but TDR Capital and the Issa brothers will […]
Walmart sells UK grocer Asda for $8.8 billion
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7-Eleven is buying Speedway gas stations in a $21 billion deal

7-Eleven’s parent company is buying Speedway gas stations in a $US21 billion all-cash deal. After tax, the deal will bring in roughly $US16.6 billion for Marathon, which the company hopes to use to “strengthen [the] balance sheet. With the addition of Speedway locations, Seven & I Holdings will have roughly […]
7-Eleven is buying Speedway gas stations in a $21 billion deal
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The quirkiest vintage gas stations you can still visit on a road trip, from a photographer who spent 40 years documenting whimsical roadside attractions across the US

Photographer and architecture critic John Margolies spent 40 years documenting quirky and whimsical roadside attractions across the United States. Between 1972 and 2008, he captured a total of 11,710 images, which are now available under the public domain through the Library of Congress. Margolies photographed everything from diners to motels […]
The quirkiest vintage gas stations you can still visit on a road trip, from a photographer who spent 40 years documenting whimsical roadside attractions across the US
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Buc-ee’s, the convenience-store chain with a cult following and ‘world-famous’ bathrooms, is growing outside of Texas for the first time. Here’s what its stores are like to visit.

Buc-ee’s is a convenience-store chain with a cult following across Texas. It recently opened its first location outside of Texas, in Baldwin County, Alabama. The chain serves as a supersized highway pit stop complete with “world famous” bathrooms, branded T-shirts, a beef-jerky bar, a wide-ranging home-decor section, and freshly made […]
Buc-ee’s, the convenience-store chain with a cult following and ‘world-famous’ bathrooms, is growing outside of Texas for the first time. Here’s what its stores are like to visit.