|No. of Stores:||72|
|States of Operation:||North Carolina|
Sampson-Bladen Oil Company Inc., operates 71 Han-Dee Hugo convenience stores throughout North Carolina. Two new stores are planned for 2014, and one company-operated store was closed in 2013. The company's main market is the Research Triangle—Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C. All the stores sell gasoline, flying the fuel brands BP, Exxon, Spirit and CITGO. Fifteen of the stores have car washes.
Top-selling categories follow the industry norms of tobacco, beer and other packaged beverages. The best-selling impulse items are lighters, candy and 5-Hour Energy shots.
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