CALGARY, Alberta — Jay Erickson, who recently left his position as president of EG America, has joined Parkland Fuel Corp. The Calgary, Alberta-based refiner and retailer, which is expanding in the United States, in January named Erickson vice president of information technology and chief information officer.
Before becoming president of EG America in September 2018, Erickson was president of The Kroger Co.’s Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill c-stores and vice president of merchandising and marketing for Kroger’s Loaf ‘N Jug c-stores, among other positions with the Cincinnati-based grocer. Kroger sold its nearly 800-store c-store network to Blackburn, U.K.-based EG Group in 2018. In December, George Fournier, previously vice president of supply chain for Cumberland Farms, which EG Group acquired in 2019, succeeded Erickson at EG America, Westborough, Mass., the U.S. unit of EG Group.
- Parkland Fuel is No. 154 in CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of convenience-store chains by number of company-operated U.S. retail locations.
Parkland Fuel is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and c-store operator in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and the Americas through retail, commercial and wholesale channels. Its Parkland USA subsidiary has operations in 13 mostly Western U.S. states. Brands include Farstad Oil, Superpumper, Harts and Rhinehart Oil. Its 50 company-owned c-stores include 32 Superpumper locations in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Minnesota; nine Harts Stores in Utah and Colorado; and nine KB Oil locations in Utah. It has 220 dealers under the Sinclair, Exxon, Phillips 66, Arco, Cenex and Chevron brands, as well as approximately 20 commercial locations.
In January, Parkland USA entered the Idaho market and expanded its presence in Wyoming with its latest acquisition, the 84-site dealer business of Kellerstrass Oil Co., Salt Lake City.
In Canada, Parkland Fuels owns, operates or supplies stations under the brands Chevron, Esso, On the Run, Marche Express, Fas Gas Plus, Pioneer, Race Trac (not to be confused with RaceTrac Petroleum in the United States) and Ultramar. It acquired most of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands Inc. from Laval, Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in June 2017.