Operation of Village Pantry and Next Door Convenience Stores in the Midwest
GPM Investments Deal Closed. Begins Operation of Village Pantry and Next Door Convenience Stores in the Midwest
GPM now owns over 750 company-operated convenience stores and dealer sites in 16 states
June 8, 2015
RICHMOND, VA—GPM Investments, LLC continued its expansion into the Midwest by taking ownership of 161 convenience stores with gasoline sales in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. GPM will continue to operate these stores under the Village Pantry and Next Door Store brand names.
“Customers will continue to see great deals on fuel, snacks, beverages and more, and we will also introduce our own loyalty and discount programs,” said Senior VP of Marketing, Bill Reilly. “Just like our Road Ranger stores, we will launch our fasCASHBACK® fuel discount card at Village Pantry stores in Indiana, a program which is also offered at our Fas Mart® and Shore Stop® locations. This card allows customers to receive discounts on every gallon of fuel purchased, up to 20¢ off per gallon, when they open up an account with us. This is a tremendous value to offer to our new customers.” Starting in June, the Village Pantry and Next Door Store locations will also run a GPM created “Golden Ticket” game which gives one lucky customer a chance to win $10,000.
GPM Investments, LLC is one of the largest privately-owned companies in the convenience store channel. Earlier this year, GPM began operating eight One Stop Stores which have been rebranded as Scotchman® and 42 Road Ranger convenience stores with gasoline sales and one Subway location. Including the Village Pantry and Next Door Stores, GPM will have over 750 stores in a total of 16 states. GPM operates under highly recognizable brand names including Fas Mart®, Shore Stop®, Scotchman Stores®, Young’s, Li’l Cricket and BreadBox. These convenience stores have a wide array of food offerings, a house blend of coffee, fountain and packaged beverages, a large selection of groceries, tobacco, alcohol, personal care products and much, much more.