CHARLESTON, S.C. — Refuel Operating Co. LLC has selected Imperial Trading Co. and S. Abraham and Sons Inc. as its exclusive wholesaler for all Refuel convenience stores in North Carolina and South Carolina, and Double Quick c-stores in Arkansas and Mississippi.
The anticipated changeover date will be mid-April, the convenience retailer said.
“We’re excited to partner with a wholesaler that shares our commitment to providing superior service. We look forward to growing with them into the future,” said Mark Jordan, CEO of Refuel.
S. Abraham and Sons and its parent company, Imperial Trading Co., provide marketing, distribution and technology solutions to convenience retailers. Their service area extends from the U.S. and Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico where they service more than 5,000 retail locations. Imperial Trading has six distribution centers serving 17 states, with headquarters in Elmwood, La.
- Refuel is No. 186 onCSP’s 2020 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.
Stamford, Conn.-based First Reserve formed Refuel through the acquisition of Charleston, S.C.-based Refuel Inc. and its six c-stores. It immediately acquired West Oil Inc., Hartsville, S.C., with 25 c-stores. In June 2019, Refuel acquired Bishopville Petroleum Co. Inc., Bishopville, S.C., adding two more c-stores. Refuel completed its fourth acquisition in January when it acquired the assets of Turtle Market in Myrtle Beach, S.C., consisting of two high-volume c-stores as well as one site currently under construction and one location that is set to begin construction in 2020. In April 2020, Refuel completed the purchase of Double Quick Inc., bringing its store count to 83. In Mov. 2020, it announced the acquisition of Holmes Oil Inc.’s 26 Cruizer’s c-stores in North Carolina, which will bring its company-owned store count to 109.