Delek U.S. Holdings’ Mapco operates convenience stores under the names Mapco Express, Mapco Mart, East Coast, Fast Food and Fuel, Favorite Markets, Delta Express and Discount Food Mart. Stores vary widely across the chain due to the way the company has grown through acquisition. All new “mega” stores built since 2013 are a 5,000-square-foot format.
The new concept features half merchandise and half proprietary foodservice, 14-door coolers, two full doors of frozen food, beer caves and a female-friendly atmosphere. The concept replaces stores that average 1 million gallons a year and $1 million in stores sales with stores that sell 4 million to 5 million gallons and $2 million to $3 million inside.
Mapco Express customers can pay with PayPal at its locations via NCR’s Convenience-Go (C-Go) mobile app. It added the My Mapco app, which lets customers pay for gasoline at the pump with their mobile devices, in August 2014.
In April, 2015, Delek US Holdings entered into a definitive stock-purchase agreement with Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd. to acquire approximately 33.7 million shares, or approximately 48% of the outstanding shares, of Alon USA Energy Inc. common stock owned by Alon Israel. Alon USA Energy is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico. Alon Brands Inc. is the retail and branded marketing subsidiary of Alon USA Energy.
Industry experts share their opinions on the forecourt tipping point...