Holiday Stationstores Expands C-store Network

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Holiday Stationstores Expands C-store Network


MINNEAPOLIS -- Holiday Stationstores is growing its footprint in the South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota markets. The Minneapolis-based retailer inked an agreement with I-90 Fuel Services Inc., parent of The Gas Stop chain of convenience stores, to convert 16 locations to Holiday Stationstores.

"The Gas Stop and Holiday are teaming up to create a powerful market presence, which draws on the best of both companies' capabilities," said Brent Blackey, Holiday's president and chief operating officer. "Gas Stop is an excellent convenience store operator, and we believe we can help Gas Stop rise to even greater levels of service, programs and quality for their customers."

The Gas Stop’s strongest market is Sioux Falls, S.D. In addition to this market, the convenience stores in the deal are located in Aberdeen, Brandon, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre and Volga, S.D.; and Luverne and Worthington, Minn.

"Our stores are successful and highly regarded in our communities and we believe the conversion to the Holiday brand will be very pleasing to our customers," said Tom Howes, president of I-90 Fuel Services. "Holiday's reputation for excellence is a big attraction for us."

Holiday will also supply fuel and merchandise to three other South Dakota Gas Stop stores, which will continue to operate under The Gas Stop name.

Holiday Stationstores has 492 corporate and franchise locations in 10 states throughout the upper tier of the United States and Alaska.