Top 50 Most Effective Fuel Brands

The most effective fuel brands in convenience retailing
Top 50 Most Effective Fuel Brands


This Lake Jackson, Texas-based chain is known for its sprawling fuel islands with nearly 100 pumps, 70,000-square-foot “c-stores” and award-winning restrooms. All locations carry Buc-ee’s branded fuels, supplied by distributor R.B. Stewart Petroleum of Angleton, Texas.

Top 50 Most Effective Fuel Brands

Murphy Express

Murphy Express falls under the Murphy USA family, with larger, more traditional formats than convenience stores branded Murphy USA (which typically are found near a Wal-Mart store).

Sheetz Inc.’s strong store offer, including a sophisticated made-to-order foodservice program, makes its sites a strong draw for fuel customers.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is hardly a typical convenience store, and its customer is not your rank-and-file shopper.

Royal Farms aims to be the “go-to” place for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and gasoline. The Baltimore-based convenience-store chain has been expanding into New Jersey.

Rhodes became the first c-store chain in southeast Missouri to join Orion Food Systems and Chester’s Fried and was among the pioneers in the c-store channel to introduce drive-up windows at most of its locations.

The Spinx Co. Inc., Greenville, S.C., which has more than 80 stores in South Carolina, harnesses technology to drive fuel sales, including a mobile app that features real-time Spinx fuel prices.

Circle K stores consist of 15 business units, including 11 in the United States covering 41 states and the District of Columbia, and four in Canada covering all provinces (under the Mac’s and Couche-Tard flags).

CHR Corp.’s Rutter’s Farm Stores owns and operates 65 convenience stores, all in Pennsylvania. More than 60 sell three grades of gasoline under private-label brands.

Turkey Hill Minit Markets provide fresh food and beverages in addition to pay-at-the pump gasoline at 239 of its approximately 260 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

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