Buchanan Energy (dba Bucky's Convenience Stores) began in 1980 when president Steve Buchanan opened a single convenience store in Omaha, Neb. That city remains the company's headquarters today. Bucky's Convenience Stores operates locations in the Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, area, as well as in the Chicago and St. Louis areas. In addition to the c-stores, the company has a wholesale fuel supply and transport division. The wholesale division supplies and transports fuel to select BP and ConocoPhillips stations in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.
Many of the chain's stores are large—approximately 4,300 square feet—and boast huge fountain, foodservice, convenience and grocery options. However, some acquired units in Chicago are small and require a totally different merchandising scheme.
The chain's target demographic is primarily the female shopper ages 18-35, though the male shopper still remains a marketing consideration.
|No. of Stores:||79|
|Average Store Size:||2,500-4,000 sq. ft.|
|Rank Last Year:||94|
|States of Operation:||Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska|