PLEASANTON, Calif. — ExtraMile Convenience Stores LLC opened its 1,000th store at a Texaco station in Vernon, Ala., on Oct. 29, the first ExtraMile location in the southeastern United States.
The milestone supports the joint venture’s growth strategy and its goal to double the number of ExtraMile sites nationwide by 2027 over sites open in 2017, from 700 to 1,400 locations.
“When Jacksons and Chevron formed this partnership in 2018, the 1,000th location was a distant milestone,” said Paul Casadont, president of EMCS. “Achieving it just a few short years later—including safely navigating a global pandemic—is testament to our people and partners. Thanks to them, our network now comprises 1,000 locations and counting in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and now Alabama, with more consumers enjoying our world-class c-store experience, product offerings and service.”
Midstates Petroleum, a more than 15-year Chevron fuel marketer that supplies more than 200 convenience stores across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana, owns the Texaco station in Vernon. With 135 Chevron/Texaco locations, Midstates Petroleum is the largest Chevron fuel marketer in Alabama.
Bravo Partners—headed by President Sajid Jalali and Vice President Nasruddin Khoja, 20-year Chevron fuel retailers with 16 stores in Alabama—operates the facility.
“We’ve been working with Chevron and their quality fuels for years, and we are proud to now extend that relationship to include the ExtraMile brand,” said Ric Mayers, president of Midstates Petroleum. “The site in Vernon is the first store my mother ever owned, and it’s an important location for me and my family. We are planning a grand opening celebration on Dec. 18, and I hope the community turns out to show their support. Many thanks to Mitch Stripling and the Midstates team for making this happen.”
As part of the Dec. 18 celebration, Mayers plans to give away more than $20,000 in gasoline, merchandise and prizes.
“Santa Claus is set to make an appearance,” he said, “UFC fighters and University of Alabama basketball players will be on hand to sign autographs, and customers can sample ExtraMile’s renowned MileOne coffee and foods. It’s going to be a great time.”
The first owners of the Vernon store, which was originally called Macs Minit Mart, were Mac and Lita Mayers. “I believe that Lita would have been so proud to see the extraordinary changes to her store after owning and operating it for 20 plus years,” Mac said.
With the opening, ExtraMile also donated $2,500 to the Lamar County High School’s band, cheer squad and football and volleyball teams. “We are committed to being a strong and active member of the community,” Casadont said.
- ExtraMile is No. 9 and Jacksons Food Stores is No. 30 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by size.
ExtraMile Convenience Stores, Pleasanton, Calif., is a joint venture owned by Chevron and Jacksons Food Stores. The ExtraMile store network is made up of 1,000 franchised c-stores in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Utah.
Meridian, Idaho-based Jacksons Food Stores Inc., also doing business as Jackson Energy, is a convenience retailer with nearly 300 company-operated locations in six western states.
Chevron, based in San Ramon, Calif., is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. There are approximately 8,000 Chevron- and Texaco-branded gas stations in the United States.
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