|No. of Stores:||207|
|Rank Last Year:||36|
Cal’s Convenience entered into a commission-agent agreement with Sunoco to own and operate 207 Stripes c-stores in April 2018. Jack Whitney, former vice president of retail operations for Sunoco and Stripes, is now president and CEO of Cal’s Convenience.
Whitney previously was vice president of store operations for CEFCO Convenience Stores (No. 34), Temple, Texas, and was a division vice president for The Pantry before it was acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard (No. 2).
The stores are spread across West Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Through the commission-agent agreement, Stripes LLC has granted Cal’s a sublicense to use the Stripes and Laredo Taco Company brands, pursuant to Stripes’ license agreements with 7-Eleven Inc.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2018.