Designs Firm Helping to Drive Murphy Oil USA Expansion

Published in CSP Daily News

GreenbergFarrow working with retailer on "several dozen" new stores

EL DORADO, Ark. -- After opening more than 200 new or redesigned convenience stores over the past five years, Murphy Oil USA Inc. has "several dozen" others in the design stage to be opened in coming months.

Working with GreenbergFarrow, an Atlanta-based architecture, planning, engineering and development consulting firm, Murphy Oil USA has been ambitious with its store design program, driving growth and value for the retailer.

"GreenbergFarrow is proud to contribute to the national success of Murphy Oil," said Rod Abney, a principal of GreenbergFarrow. "Having delivered thousands of outlets for many of America's largest retailers, we understand that rollout execution is a complicated undertaking that needs to consistently support the client's business objectives. Murphy Oil appreciates this approach and philosophy."

Michael O'Brien, senior director of real estate for Murphy Oil USA, said, "GreenbergFarrow's best-in-class service has helped Murphy Oil maximize our ability to open new stores. Their cost-effective approach has proven to be of great value to us."

"Four key factors drive a successful retail rollout program," said Abney. "The rollout provider must understand the client's needs and objectives, the focus must be on customer service, quality deliverables are paramount and value must be added to the process at every opportunity. GreenbergFarrow leverages these strategic elements in support of Murphy Oil."

In addition to more than 200 stations now open or in construction, GreenbergFarrow is working with Murphy Oil USA on designing more, it said.

Founded in 1974, GreenbergFarrow specializes in major mixed-use, retail and residential developments and rollout programs, some prominent developer and retail clients include Walmart, Meijer, IKEA, Gap Inc., Limited Brands, Whole Foods Market, The Home Depot, Texas Roadhouse, The Related Companies, Forest City Ratner, Toll Brothers and Vornado Realty Trust.

El Dorado, Ark.-based Murphy Oil USA operates retail gasoline stations under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brands in 23 states across the country. These are high-volume, low-cost retail gasoline stations, primarily in the parking areas of Walmart Supercenters.

In December, Murphy Oil USA announced an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that will put more Murphy fuel sites onto Walmart lots. Murphy Oil USA will have the opportunity to build more than 200 new fuel stations at existing Walmart Supercenters.

Murphy Oil USA also operates a network of seven company-owned terminals. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company.