TravelCenters of America signs 5-year agreement with Core-Mark

TravelCenters of America LLC has signed a five-year supply agreement with Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. Core-Mark will provide broad foodservice offerings to more than 320 of TravelCenters’ corporate-owned travel centres, fuel stores and convenience stores in 42 states, according to the agreement.

“We believe the Core-Mark team is ideally suited to be an excellent strategic partner for TA, and we look forward to utilizing many of the goods and services that Core-Mark can supply,” said Tom Newbould, senior vice president of stores for TravelCenters of America.

TravelCenters of America, with headquarters in Westlake, Ohio, has more than 260 locations in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel-center brands. The chain ranked No. 28 in the Top 40 update to CSP’s2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of retail outlets.

“TravelCenters operates premier convenience retail brands familiar to everyone travelling on our nation’s highways, and we’re proud to count them among our valued retail partners,” said Bill Stein, senior vice president of enterprise growth for Core-Mark.

“We believe this win is a testament to both our strong national fulfilment network and our focus on innovative offerings that help drive traffic and profits for our customers. We look forward to working with the TA team to help them achieve their long-term growth goals while providing first-rate service.”

South San Francisco, Calif.-based Core-Mark offers a variety of products, marketing programs and technologies to more than 44,000 customer locations in the United States and Canada through 32 distribution centres. Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and speciality stores, as well as other stores that carry convenience products.