SUPERMARKETS ARE ADDING C-STORES TO FUEL-CENTER LOCATIONS

PITTSBURGH -- Supermarkets are evolving their approach to the convenience store business as more operators consider offering a wider selection of groceries in satellite outlets alongside their fuel centers.Regional stalwart Giant Eagle here, which has 15 fuel centers located in its supermarket parking lots and last year established a joint venture with a small c-store chain, is preparing to unveil

PITTSBURGH -- Supermarkets are evolving their approach to the convenience store business as more operators consider offering a wider selection of groceries in satellite outlets alongside their fuel centers.

Regional stalwart Giant Eagle here, which has 15 fuel centers located in its supermarket parking lots and last year established a joint venture with a small c-store chain, is preparing to unveil its new approach to c-store merchandising in about a month, a spokesman for the superma

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