Earth Market C-Store to Open on Earth Day

Slide show below of Atlas Oil's new concept location

FRANKFORT, Ill. -- In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan who supported the Earth on his shoulders. Now, Atlas Oil will support another kind of Earth when it launches a new store under its convenience store concept--Earth Market--on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013, with a grand opening in Frankfort, Ill.

The new store format has a branded design that carries through the store and is represented in its branding, signage and even specialty food product labels.

Earth Market has also introduced its own coffee brand--Eco-Earth Coffee--with gourmet coffee bar extras for customizing coffee beverages.

Currently there are five Earth Market stores open in the Chicago area--in Frankfort, Mokena, Hickory Hills, Alsip and Oswego. Each store features a clean layout with both a merchandise area as well as a cafe-style area with comfortable, oversized, lime green leather chairs, TVs, a fireplace and wireless internet access. The stores appeal to a wide variety of guests for their product offerings as well as the convenient meeting area for friends to gather, students to study and more.

With 24/7/365 operations, Atlas Oil meets the fuel and service needs of businesses, municipalities and government agencies in 25 states. It also supplies fuel to nearly 400 gasoline c-stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and is responsible for the logistics and transportation of crude oil throughout the state of Texas.

Based in Taylor, Mich., Atlas Oil maintains operational centers in Taylor and Niles, Mich.; Hammond, Ind.; Toledo, Ohio; La Feria, Monahans, Odessa and Victoria, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.; Orlando, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C., and has satellite offices in Houston; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Minneapolis. The company was named one of Metropolitan Detroit's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in 2010 and 2011, a "Top Workplace" by the Detroit Free Press for the past four years and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in 2009, 2010 and 2011.