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• C-store chain The Pantry said that its fourth quarter profit was up 24.5 percent to $22.9 million, from $5.6 million during the same period a year ago. Q4 revenue rose to $2.51 billion from $2.02 billion a year ago.

The Pantry’s annual earnings were $31.8 million, from $26.7 million a year ago. Annual revenue was up 30 percent to $9 billion.

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