Tri Star Energy Signs on with Eby-Brown

Next step in becoming “a meal-replacement destination”

Published in CSP Daily News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As Tri Star Energy LLC rebrands its sites to Twice Daily Convenience Stores, it has signed on with Eby-Brown Co. for distribution services to both its Daily’s and Twice Daily locations. Eby-Brown will begin servicing the Nashville, Tenn.-based chain beginning in early January.

Steve Hostetter, CEO/COO of Tri Star Energy, shared how, with its new store concept, Daily’s stores are being rebranded into Twice Daily, with day-part offerings that encourage customers to visit the stores multiple times throughout the day. 

“We are very serious about being a meal-replacement destination stop to the point of bringing aboard a local chef trained at the Le Cordon Bleu School in London,” said Hostetter. “Along with our fresh bakery and produce, our chef has developed fresh-made hot and cold sandwiches. In order to support these and all of our critical initiatives, we needed to partner with a best-in-class distributor. We determined that Eby-Brown was that distributor.”

See “Related Content” below for more about Tri Star Energy’s new c-store brand.

“We look forward to our new partnership and to providing both Daily’s and Twice Daily stores with service that is second to none in the industry,” said Tom Wake, co-president of Eby-Brown. “We are especially excited to see that the innovation that Tri Star Energy applies to its stores aligns perfectly with the innovation we incorporate into our business as a wholesale distributor.”

Daily’s and Twice Daily Convenience Stores have always been locally owned and operated by Tri Star Energy, which is a partnership created between Kimbro Oil and The Parman Corp. These two family-owned businesses both started in Tennessee and continue to serve middle Tennessee and Kentucky with 79 store locations.

Serving retail accounts throughout the Midwest, the Atlantic Coast and the Southeast, Naperville, Ill.-based Eby-Brown is the largest privately held convenience store distributor in the United States with annual revenues in excess of $5 billion. Small and large retail chains, as well as independent retailers, have come to depend on Eby-Brown for an array of distribution services, execution and flexibility in program design.