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C-Store Franchise Prospers Amid Corruption

The most corrupt town in America has been a boon to a BP franchise next to the village hall, but the party may be coming to an end.

Service Station Dealers Support AB 2305

The Service Station Franchisee Association (SSFA) supports California's Assembly Bill 2305, "The Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act of 2012." According to the association, more than 700 of its members live and own/operate service stations in California.

Franchisor BP Can Keep Vendor Rebates

Judge Highberger strikes again. A California appellate court has upheld Highberger's ruling in favor of oil giant BP, permitting the franchisor of AMPM gas stations to keep debit card surcharges and vendor kickbacks.

President Takes Daughter for Gulf Swim

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Photo by White House, Pete Sousa

BP Board To Decide Fate of CEO Hayward

The board meets Monday to decide if CEO Tony Hayward will be losing his job.

BP Makes Discredited 90 Percent Claim

The BP online franchise information document (pdf) contains this statement on page three: “According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, 90 percent of franchised operations are still operating after ten years, whereas 82 percent of independent businesses fail.

BP Gas Station Windows Shot Out

Windows at a BP station in Southaven, Mississippi were shot out in the dark. Nothing was taken.

BP Gas Station Boycotts Spreading

Boycotts of BP's gas stations and convenience stores are spreading quickly, fueled by the environmental disaster caused by BP's runaway oil gusher off Louisiana's shores.