|Industry|| Convenience stores |
Number of locations
|William Shipley III, CEO|
|Products||YOWZA Spring Water, Tom's Java, Shipley Fuels Gasoline|
Tom's is a chain of gas station/convenience stores based in York, Pennsylvania. Tom's currently has one location in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.
Shipley Group, the York-based company comprising Shipley Energy, Shipley Fuels Marketing, Shipley Propane, Tom's Gas Station Convenience Stores and Yowza Coffee & Water, provides service to 15 counties throughout Pennsylvania. The company is in its fourth generation of family ownership.
Shipley traces its origin back to 1929 when Thomas Shipley founded the Roosevelt Garage and Supply Company as a convenient place for people to fill their gasoline tanks and service their automobiles. Thomas Shipley died in January 1930. Tom's convenience stores are named after its founder. Samuel Hunt Shipley, his son, took charge of the company and led the firm for 45 years. Currently under its forth generation of family ownership, William Shipley III now oversees company operations.
All locations offer sandwiches, snacks and numerous beverages including Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, Turkey Hill Teas, Coca-Cola products, Pepsi products, Tom's Java, and YOWZA Coffee & Spring Water products. Two Tom's locations now include a full Arby's fast food restaurant and drive-through.
Some locations have grown into travel centers. These eight travel centers have expanded to include eight gasoline pumps, four diesel pumps, full food menu, public restrooms, public pay phones, lottery, ATMs, air pumps, money orders, fuel man, com data cards/checks, EFS cards/checks, Fleet One cards/checks, T-Check cards/checks, fax, and truck parking. Tom's travel center in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania is now partnered with The Stop restaurant and an Econo Lodge hotel.
As a member of the Shipley Group, Tom's provides gasoline, diesel fuel, E85 gasolinethrough Shipley Fuels.
Shipley received Central Penn Business Journal’s 2009 Corporate Citizen of the Year.
Shipley Energy and Tom's are sponsors of the York Revolution,a team of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball based in York, Pennsylvania.
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A filling station is a facility that sells fuel and engine lubricants for motor vehicles. The most common fuels sold in the 2010s were gasoline and diesel fuel. A typical filling station can also be known as a fueling station or gas station, gasoline stand or SS (Japan), petrol pump or petrol bunk, garage, petrol station, service station, servo (Australia), fuel station (Israel) or petroleum station.
Sunoco LP is an American master limited partnership organized in Delaware and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, that is a wholesale distributor of motor fuels. It distributes fuel to more than 7,300 Sunoco-branded gas stations, almost all of which are owned and operated by third parties. The partnership is controlled by Energy Transfer Partners.
Wawa, Inc. is an American chain of convenience stores and gas stations located along the East Coast of the United States, operating in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Florida. The company's corporate headquarters is located in the Wawa area of Chester Heights, Pennsylvania in Greater Philadelphia. As of 2008, Wawa was the largest convenience store chain in Greater Philadelphia, and it is also the third-largest retailer of food in Greater Philadelphia, after Acme Markets and ShopRite.
Irving Oil Ltd. is a Canadian gasoline, oil, and natural gas producing and exporting company. Considered part of the Irving Group of Companies, it was founded by entrepreneur Kenneth "K.C." Irving and is privately owned by his son, Arthur, and his family.
Speedway LLC is an American convenience store and gas station chain headquartered in Enon, Ohio, with locations primarily in the Midwest and the East Coast regions of the United States wholly owned by 7-Eleven. Speedway stations are located in 32 states, up significantly from its core seven-state region in the Midwest since 2012. Prior to 2021 the company was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marathon Petroleum Corporation and is the largest convenience store chain in central Ohio.
A truck stop, known as a service station in the United Kingdom, and a travel center by major chains in the United States, is a commercial facility which provides refuelling, rest (parking), and often ready-made food and other services to motorists and truck drivers. Truck stops are usually located on or near a busy road.
Sheetz, Inc. is an American chain of convenience stores and coffee shops owned by the Sheetz family. The stores sell custom food, beverages and convenience store items. Nearly all of them sell gasoline; a few locations are full-scale truck stops, including showers and a laundromat. Sheetz's headquarters are in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with stores being located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Kwik Shop is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations headquartered in Hutchinson, Kansas and located through Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. They offer cold beverages, coffee, snack items, general foods, lottery tickets, and gasoline. It is owned by EG Group.
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Shipley Energy is a heating and cooling company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. It provides energy to residential and commercial customers, in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, in the form of heating oil, propane, natural gas and electricity for residential customers, as well as kerosene, biodiesel and fuel oil to commercial customers, for buildings, machinery and fleets.
Holiday Stationstores is a chain of gasoline and convenience stores in the United States. It is part of the second largest convenience store chain in the world, with over 600 locations in 10 states. Stationstores are located in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It is based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Holiday ranked 133rd on Forbes' list of America's largest private companies before its 2017 acquisition. In July 2017, Holiday was acquired by Canadian-based convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard.
Minit Mart LLC is a chain of convenience stores operating in South central and Western Kentucky, Northern middle Tennessee, Eastern Wisconsin, Kansas City, Northeast Illinois, and Northeast Ohio. Its corporate offices are located in Cincinnati, OH, and the chain consists of 231 locations scattered around the United States.