Mergers & Acquisitions

Carroll Independent Fuel Acquires 7 Sites

Retailer buys 3 leasehold, 4 additional locations

BALTIMORE — Carroll Independent Fuel LLC has acquired seven sites from GLES Inc. & Primo Properties LLC, Brad Chivington, senior vice president of High’s of Baltimore LLC and Carroll Independent Fuel, has announced. The company has acquired three leaseholds, allowing it to expand its footprint in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. High’s will open and operate four additional sites located in Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Dover and Selbyville, Del.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand Carroll Independent’s presence and to reintroduce High’s to Delaware where we can delight guests with our excellent reputation for service and customer satisfaction,” said Chivington. “We look forward to improving the offer and amenities our customers have come to expect when they stop at our new locations in Delaware.”

  • Carroll Independent Fuel/High’s of Baltimore is No. 121 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the full 2022 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.

GLES Inc. & Primo Properties is based in Baltimore.

Carroll Motor Fuels, also based in Baltimore, is a fourth-generation, family-owned business. It brands retail motor fuel stations under the Marathon, Sunoco, BP and CITGO flags, as well as under its own Carroll Motor Fuel retail brand and offers a complete inventory of commercial fuels. The High’s brand was established in 1928 as an ice cream chain, growing rapidly throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. By the 1980s, there were more than 500 High’s locations. The Phelps family acquired High’s in 2012 and currently operates 57 High’s convenience stores with a team of more than 500 individuals.

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