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The Arizona Daily Star reports this morning that Circle K “is in the midst of overhauling most of its 550 Arizona stores. Changes include architectural improvements, interior renovations and a wider product selection, which will include ready-to-eat food such as sandwiches, fruit cups and salads.

Larry Brueggemier, the company's director of marketing, said the changes are necessary to stay competitive.”

Brueggemier tells the paper that “about 80 percent of the company's stores will incorporate the new look and format. He expects the overhauls to be finished in about four years.”
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There’s also the little matter of Tesco, the UK-based retailer slated to open 10,000 square foot Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets in the region later this year.