Sunoco APlus Renews Multi-Year Service Agreement With McLane

National convenience-store chain taps supply chain leader

McLane Sunoco

DALLAS -- Sunoco APlus has renewed a multi-year service agreement with McLane Co. Inc.

Sunoco APlus has more than 430 convenience stores and 237 franchise locations operating in 14 states. A McLane customer since 1992, Sunoco extends its agreement as the chain continues to focus on frequency, commissary distribution and its overall foodservice offering.

“A main driver in continuing our relationship with McLane is our shared commitment to work hand in hand to provide a growing assortment of fresh foods to our customers,” said Cynthia Archer, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Sunoco. “We are very impressed by the flexibility and capability McLane has shown in helping us to enhance our product assortment and increase our ability to deliver fresh foods to our stores,” said Cynthia Archer, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Sunoco.

“Together with McLane, we will be able to build on our strong fresh program across our APlus chain all while continuing to count on McLane for innovation, outstanding service levels and excellent overall performance,” she said.

“Everyone at McLane is proud to continue our relationship with Sunoco as they consistently create a quality experience for their customers,” said Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery. “Sunoco is committed to providing the consumer with foodservice choices and truly fresh items, and McLane is dedicated to supporting those categories. We look forward to working with Sunoco to help grow and expand the business of both companies to meet these needs.”

Temple, Texas-based McLane is a $46-billion supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Sunoco Inc., wholly owned by Energy Transfer Partners LP, Dallas, markets motor fuels through more than 4,800 Sunoco-branded locations in 26 states. Sunoco Inc. also has more than 650 APlus branded convenience stores that are company-operated or operated by third-party dealers. It is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of race fuels and is the official fuel of NASCAR, INDYCAR and the NHRA.