Holiday Starts for Gas Stop

Published in CSP Daily News

I-90 Fuel Services converting 16 sites to Holiday Stationstores in franchise deal

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Holiday Stationstores has announced that it has reached an agreement with I-90 Fuel Services Inc. to convert 16 of The Gas Stop convenience stores to Holiday Stationstores. This will expand the Holiday brand in the South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota markets.

As reported in a Raymond James/CSP Daily News Flash, The Gas Stop stores converting to Holiday are located in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brandon, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre and Volga, S.D.; and Luverne and Worthington, Minn. The Gas Stop is the market leader in Sioux Falls, it said.

"The Gas Stop and Holiday are teaming up to create a powerful market presence which draws on the best of both companies' capabilities," said Brent Blackey, Holiday Cos.' president and chief operating officer. "Gas Stop is an excellent convenience store operator, and we believe we can help Gas Stop rise to even greater levels of service, programs and quality for their customers."

Tom Howes, president of Sioux Falls-based I-90 Fuel Services, said, "Our stores are successful and highly regarded in our communities, and we believe the conversion to the Holiday brand will be very pleasing to our customers. Holiday's reputation for excellence is a big attraction for us."

Additionally, Holiday Stationstores will supply petroleum and merchandise to three other South Dakota Gas Stop stores that will continue to operate under the Gas Stop name.

Bloomington, Minn.-based Holiday Stationstores has 492 corporate and franchise locations in 10 states throughout the upper tier of the United States and Alaska.