GPM Investments

GPM Investments LLC (GPM) is a convenience store owner and operator based in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 2003, it originally operated the Fas Mart and Shore Stop brands of convenience stores, and decided to expand.

GPM Investments LLC (GPM)
IndustryConvenience store
Founded2003 (2003)
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
Number of locations
1,400 (2019)
Area served
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
ProductsGrocery, Gasoline
BrandsFas Mart, Shore Stop, Scotchman, BreadBox, Young's, Li'L Cricket, Next Door, Village Pantry, Apple Market, Jiffi Stop, Admiral, Roadrunner Markets, E-Z Mart, Cigarette City & Town Star
OwnerGPM Investments


Its first major purchase was in 2013 with the purchase of the southeast division of convenience stores of VPS Convenience from Sun Capital Partners. This included 263 c-stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia under the brands Scotchman, Young’s, Li’l Cricket, Everyday Shop, Breadbox and Cigarette City.[1][2]

Also in 2013, GPM purchased five convenience stores from Hurst Harvey Oil under the GET and ZIP brands, all in northern Virginia.[3]

In 2015, GPM purchased the remainder of VPS Convenience with the purchase of VPS Midwest, which included the 161 store chain of Village Pantry and Next Door brands of convenience stores. These are located in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.[4] They also purchased eight One Stop Stores in North and South Carolina Arey Oil, and rebranded them to Scotchman.

Forty-two Road Ranger c-stores were purchased in March 2015 in Illinois, Iowa and Kentucky,[5] bringing the number of convenience stores to about 750. Locations were rebranded to the Fas Mart brand.

2016 was a busy year for acquisitions, with Apple Market's 76 stores were acquired in 2016 in Virginia and Kentucky from Fuel USA.[6] Another 15 c-stores were acquired from Gas-Mart USA, also in 2016.[7] Jiffi Stop was added to the company with its 17 stores in Illinois and Missouri,[8] and the 170 store chain Admiral and Admiral Discount Tobacco stores in November from Admiral Petroleum Company.[9]

The 92 Roadrunner Market stores in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee were purchased in 2017 with the acquisition of Mountain Empire Oil Co. Inc., bringing the number of stores to 1,100.[10]

In 2018 GPM acquired 273 stores from E-Z Mart Inc., with this acquisition GPM brings Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas into its fold and the store count to 1,300+.[11]

On April 2, 2019, GPM announced that, through a subsidiary, they had acquired Port St. Lucie, Florida based Town Star, adding 18 locations, and entering the Florida market.[12][13]

Harvest Partners

In 2017, a $62.5 million minority investment in GPM was sold to Harvest Partners, a private equity firm, to add liquidity to the company for more acquisitions.[14]

Notes and references

  1. "How Sun Capital Positioned VPS for Sale to GPM".
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  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "GPM Picks Up Other Half of VPS".
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  11. "GPM Investments Acquiring E-Z Mart Stores - Convenience Store Decisions". 27 December 2017.
  12. Lindenberg, Greg. "GPM Enters Florida Market". Convenience Store Products News. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  13. "USA: GPM Investments' Subsidiary Begins Town Star C-stores Operations". Petrol World. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  14. "Harvest Partners SCF, LP Acquires Minority Ownership Stake in GPM Investments, LLC". 30 January 2017.
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