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England, UK: ACS Condemns Sunday Business Liberalisation

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The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has condemned the UK government for its decision to liberalise Sunday business hours for two months in the summer. ACS said the vote in parliament was unfair as the Tory party whip - to which disgruntled backbench MPs are obliged to comply - was cracked by the government. 

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Convenience: Pilot Flying J Acquires New Travel Plaza

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Service station operator Pilot Flying J has acquired a 5,700 square-foot travel plaza site in Ayr, Ontario, which the company says it will remodel to include features for professional drivers. The location is the company's 62nd in Canada and will be renovated to include six diesel lanes, a DEF pump, four automated showers, and 27 parking spaces for trucks. Inside the station will house a Papa Joe's Hot Kettle restaurant, a deli and a coffee machine. 

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USA: Mobile Wallets to Become Dominant Paying Method by 2020, Says Report

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A new report claims that mobile wallets will become the dominant payment method for American consumers by 2020. The study, conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that nearly two thirds of the 1,021 respondents will have fully adopted mobile wallets for day-to-day payments by that date.

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