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The Financial Post reports that Alimentation Couche-Tard believes that the recession will result in a shakeout in the US convenience store business, and believes that there will be opportunities to expand its portfolio here.

According to the story, “Roughly 60% of convenience stores in the United States are run by single, independent operators that are not part of a chain. While those operators held out during good times, refusing to sell or setting high prices for their shops, some are under pressure now amid the continued economic uncertainty and weighing whether to get out, Couche Tard executives said.”
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