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Crystal ball cloudy on long-range future of petroleum marketing

By TED CARTER Five years. That’s the limit Gresham brothers Walton and Tom and cousin Bill McPherson say they can have in forecasting the future of their businesses and the regional petroleum marketing sector in which they operate. They partly attribute the limited outlook to changes in consumer preferences and innovations in marketing to customers. A resourceful and nimble company can ...

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MBJ BUSINESSPEOPLE OF THE YEAR: NOTEBOOK

Eagle Scout rank gives lessons in perseverance  Scouting had a big part in the early lives of Walton Gresham III, Tom Gresham and Bill McPherson. All three attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement award in Boy Scouts of America and a designation that can often take years to achieve. Here the three executives relate how Scouting has ...

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Retailer sees cap delay as another bailout of banks

As Indianola convenience store chain owner Walton Gresham sees it, the debate over whether to limit swipe-card fees comes down to whether Congress wants to provide an economic stimulus to businesses like his or give more charity to the banks that issue the cards. Last Wednesday, he had a name for the bill a bi-partisan group of U.S. senators introduced ...

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