How to Get Product into Speedway
Speedway started as Speedway 79, the name of a gasoline chain based in Michigan for much of the first half of the 20th century. In 1959, Marathon, then known as the Ohio Oil Company, purchased the chain and promptly converted its outlets to the Marathon brand.
As self-service gasoline became legalized in many states, Marathon decided to use “Speedway” (without the “79”) at higher-volume self-service stations with convenience stores. The concept turned out to be one of the few bright spots for Marathon during this time, and the company quickly expanded this concept across Marathon’s main territories across the Midwest and Southeastern United States. Part of this expansion was through the acquisition of various other smaller regional gasoline station chains, including GasAmerica, Starvin’ Marvin, Gastown, Wake Up, Bonded, United, Cheker, Port, Ecol, and Value. These stations were converted to the Speedway branding. Stations acquired in the Cheker deal included former Enco stations that Cheker acquired after they were sold off by Exxon in 1977.
Speedway has always conducted its operations in accordance with the law as well as the highest standards of business ethics. Speedway takes great pride in the reputation of their good name within the communities that they serve. Speedway conducts their operations under a Code of Business Conduct that demonstrates their commitment to integrity.
Speedway’s success also stems from their ability to understand people’s needs. They recognize that there are many gas and convenience store choices, and that nothing less than outstanding service, a wide selection of products, and real value for one’s dollar will attract loyal customers.
More than anything, what Speedway offers is convenience. Bringing a bit more ease and simplicity into the lives of their customers is their greatest success.
With approximately 2,730 stores located in 21 states, Speedway is the nation’s second largest company owned and operated convenience store chain.
With headquarters in Enon, Ohio, Speedway operates in 21 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
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