|No. of Stores:||36|
|Rank Last Year:||196|
Foster Blue Water Oil operates Marathon- and BP-branded Sunrise Convenience Stores LLC, based in Michigan. The chain offers variety for its customers, including groceries, soft drinks, coffee, fountain beverages and foodservice at all locations, with three stores offering around-the-clock car washes, two of which offer dog washes for pets.
Sunrise caters to males in their 20s and 30s who come in seeking tobacco products and beverages. Because many stores are open 24 hours a day, the company is vigilant about providing well-lit, safe and clean facilities. Foodservice availability ranges from proprietary Sunrise Pizza to Subway franchises.
The chain developed a punch card entitling customers to free beverages such as coffee, cappuccino or fountain drinks after buying eight. The company also operates several Pacific Pride unattended fueling locations for commercial fueling and is a franchisee for Pacific Pride.
The company supports youth organizations such as 4-H, Little League, the American Youth Soccer Organization and softball.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2018.