Holiday in Rochester, Minn.

Rebrands five, closes two SuperAmerica sites acquired from Northern Tier Energy in May

ROCHESTER, Minn. --  Holiday Stationstores said that it plans to build more convenience stores in the Rochester, Minn., market. It purchased seven SuperAmerica locations there, it confirmed in a press release cited by The Post-Bulletin. The newspaper had reported that the deal was in the works in late March.

Holiday purchased the sites in May from Northern Tier Energy. The company closed two of the stores, and it rebranded five of them to Holiday stores as of May 1, said the report.

"We are very pleased to build the Holiday brand in the Rochester community," said Holiday Stationstores president and COO Brent Blackey. "As part of our plan to expand our brand, we plan to build additional stores in Rochester."

Employees of the SuperAmerica stores became Holiday employees on Wednesday, the report said.

Northern Tier Energy LP is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and pipeline operations that serves the PADD II region of the United States. Northern Tier Energy operates an 84,500-barrel-per-stream-day refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Northern Tier Energy, based in Ridgefield, Conn., aoperates 166 convenience stores and supports 68 franchised convenience stores, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin, under the SuperAmerica trademark, and owns a bakery and commissary under the SuperMom's brand.

Bloomington, Minn.-based Holiday has more than 300 corporately owned stores and more than 100 franchise stores spread throughout 10 states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington, as well as in Alaska.