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Parkland Fuel to expand On the Run convenience store brand across the United States

parklandontheruncanadainteriorphotoParkland Fuel Corp. plans to expand its Canadian On the Run convenience store brand across the United States after acquiring the licence in most states.

The Calgary-based company says creating a unified North American brand will “harness the advantages of our scale. ”

Ian White, Parkland senior vice-president strategic marketing and innovation, says the change comes as it proceeds with its growth strategy, which includes future acquisitions.

Parkland says it has acquired the perpetual licence for the exclusive use of the On the Run trademark and the option to purchase the trademark altogether.

parklandontheruncanadaexterior-photoParkland acquired the On the Run brand and franchise network in Canada from Imperial Oil in 2016 and has 300 of them in 1,849 gas stations operating under various brands including Ultramar and Pioneer.

Parkland currently has 58 convenience stores in the U.S. operating under the Harts, ConoMart Super Stores, and Superpumper, KB Express banners.

“The On the Run retail brand provides a solid platform for our continued U.S. growth,” added Doug Haugh, president, Parkland USA.

“Building on our existing On the Run brand image, product assortments and private label goods in Canada, we look forward to meeting the convenience needs of our U.S. customers under the On the Run banner.”


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7-Eleven partners with CP ALL to open franchise stores in Cambodia

Unknown7‑Eleven  has signed a master franchise agreement with CP ALL to develop and operate 7‑Eleven stores in Cambodia.

The first Cambodian 7‑Eleven-branded convenience store is expected to open in Phnom Penh in 2021. The master franchisee plans to construct stores, modernizing the small-retail environment for consumers.

In 1988, CP ALL was established to operate 7‑Eleven stores in Thailand under an exclusive licensing agreement with 7‑Eleven, Inc. The first Thailand 7‑Eleven store opened in Bangkok in 1989, and CP ALL now operates close to 12,000 stores in the country, second only to Japan in the world.

Internationally popular products, beverages, snacks and immediately consumable fresh foods with recipes developed for regional tastes will be part of the convenience offerings for Cambodian shoppers.

“In the past several years Cambodia’s economy has experienced dramatic growth, and in 2019 was projected to become the fastest-growing economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). CP ALL has done a tremendous job growing the 7‑Eleven brand in Thailand, and I can think of no one better to bring our brand of convenience to consumers in Cambodia,” 7‑Eleven president and CEO Joe DePinto said in a release. “This relationship also promises to bring additional jobs and economic opportunities throughout Cambodia.”

CP ALL has successfully operated 7‑Eleven stores in Thailand for over 30 years, and the brand has become part of popular Thai culture. The stores offer one-stop destinations for beverages, snacks, ready-to-eat meals, financial services (banking and bill payment), digital technology and delivery – all which the company plans to replicate for Cambodian customers.

Cambodia will be the 19th country where 7‑Eleven stores operate. Other countries and/or regions include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong), the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Viet Nam, United Arab Emirates, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and India. 7-Eleven operates more than 70,000 stores worldwide,


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INS Market ramps up expansion in Quebec

INS MarketScreen Shot 2020-02-11 at 11.51.54 AM is expanding its convenience concept in Quebec.

Founded in 1994 as International News, the Canadian company has evolved into a convenience retailer, offering tobacco, newspapers, magazines, lottery, beverages, better-for-you snacks and confectionery.

In addition, INS offers books, transit tickets, souvenirs, health and beauty products, greeting cards, telephone cards, postal supplies, office supplies, flowers, mobile devices and accessories. Some stores also features a Western Union, ATM, postal outlet and dry cleaning depot.

With 200 stores in Canada and the United States, the company dubs itself as “the most modern instant gratification store in the market.”

As the company expands, its mantra is simple: “We go where the customers go.” This involves “aggressive expansion” across Quebec. INS stores (kiosks and inline spaces) can be found in high-traffic areas, such as busy urban streets, office buildings, public transit venues and shopping centres, as well as hospitals, colleges and universities.