SSA Aims for Distribution Efficiencies

Extends Eby-Brown contract

ENON, Ohio -- Eby-Brown Co. announced that Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA) has extended its long-time service and supply agreement with Eby-Brown. Under the agreement, Eby-Brown will continue to provide service to all of SSA's approximately 1,500 convenience stores.

The two companies have enjoyed a successful partnership that dates back more than 15 years. Eby-Brown has made major investments in facilities and technology and is positioned to facilitate SSA's continued growth well into the future.

SSA also has made significant investments in resources and technology [image-nocss] aimed at delivering a more efficient and effective replenishment model. To that end, SSA needs vendor partners willing to embrace these changing supply-chain requirements in order to continue to satisfy its customers.

Tony Kenney, SSA president, stated, "As a retailer, we understand that in order to deliver a consistent exceptional customer experience, we need business partners who are willing to adapt and move forward with us. We believe Eby-Brown demonstrates a sincere conviction to meet our supply-chain initiatives."

Tom Wake, Eby-Brown co-president added, "The fact that Speedway SuperAmerica has decided to continue our long-standing relationship means they appreciate our dedication to superior customer service. We at Eby-Brown look forward to honoring our commitment to assist with SSA's continued growth and success."

Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, based in Enon, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest company-owned and -operated convenience-store chains and the largest in the Midwest with approximately 1,500 stores located in nine states. Most of the stores are operated under the Speedway and SuperAmerica brand names. SSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corp.

A privately held company, Eby-Brown, with headquarters in Naperville, Ill., is one of the largest distributors in the United States, providing consumer goods and other products to retailers in the convenience channel of trade.