Convenience Store Alliance to administer programOriginal article published in CSP Daily NewsGRANDVIEW, Wash. — Pacific Northwest fuel distributor R.E. Powell has announced a new buying group administered by Convenience Store Alliance (CSA), bringing the buying power of CSA’s 1,130 stores to its network of customers throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
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