In 2014, Speedway acquired New York-based Hess Corp.'s 1,256-station retail outlets for $2.82 billion. Speedway rebranded all of the Hess Express and WilcoHess locations over the net three years.

New York City-based Hess, operating in 16 states, was the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast and the fifth largest in the United States by number of company-operated sites. At that time, Speedway was the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain by number of company-owned and -operated sites, with approximately 1,480 stores located in nine states.

"This transformative acquisition provides Speedway a significant growth platform by expanding our retail presence to 23 states throughout the East Coast and Southeast," said Marathon Petroleum President and CEO Gary Heminger when the deal was announced. "Growing Speedway's footprint as a premier convenience-store operator into the eastern U.S. supports our strategic focus of increased investment in our stable cash-flow businesses. We believe targeting the significant synergy potential in this business, including best practices and economies of scale, should drive continued earnings growth."