For the past several years, CEFCO has been expanding its chain into new markets and additional states with ground-up stores, further developing its c-store strategy with prototype locations. CEFCO’s parent company is Fikes Wholesale Inc., a multibranded petroleum products marketer that has been in business for more than 50 years, with offices in Temple and Tyler, Texas, and Meridian, Miss. Many locations provide additional services, including restaurants and car washes. Fikes distributes fuel products from Shell, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, CITGO and Valero to retail stations throughout the southeastern United States. In addition, Fikes serves many unbranded and commercial accounts with gasoline and diesel fuel.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.

Photo courtesy of CEFCO. 

Headquarters:Temple, Texas
No. of Stores:241
Rank Last Year:35