GPM Teams Up With Western Union

More than 600 c-stores in nine states to offer money services

Published in CSP Daily News

RICHMOND, Va. -- GPM Investments LLC has announced that it and its operating subsidiaries will team up exclusively with Western Union to provide Western Union money orders sales and Western Union Money Transfer services for the GPM Investments convenience stores throughout nine states.

"We are excited to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to send money transfers or purchase money orders through such a trusted industry leader as Western Union," said Bill Reilly, senior vice president of marketing at GPM. "Customers come to us for quick and convenient transactions. This agreement with Western Union gives the customer the added benefit of knowing that their money is being handled through a company that has been managing money transfers for more than 140 years."

As of Sept. 30, 2013, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of more than 51,000 bank, national retail and grocery chain, and independent agent locations in the United States. In 2012, 70 million consumers used Western Union to send money to more than 200 countries and territories in 120 currencies.

Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments is one of the largest privately owned companies in the convenience store channel of business with 615 stores. The company, based in Richmond, VA, operates stores in Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee under the brand names of Fas Mart/Shore Stop, Scotchman, Li'l Cricket, Young's, Everyday Shop, BreadBox and Cigarette City.

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