blue gas station red k merger

The merger is finalized in November...and from what I understand nothing will "happen" until 2016. Has anyone heard if the stations will still continue to be having their site inspections?
For me bread and butter...and will need to subsidize this income if they stop. Yikes!

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I dunno but it totally confuses me why people like to talk in riddles here. You are naming neither the MSC or client. It's not like we can't talk about clients here. We just can't name them with the msc. Saying you want to know if there will be in impact from Circle K merging with whomever it is they're merging with this week is a whole lot easier.

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I know Circle K has bought out several other convenience store brands. From what I remember reading, it will not affect the gasoline brands sold at the stores. The fuel providers should continue to audit the stations just as they have always done.
Sorry, its mobil...I never know who to name!
The owners are happy about the merger...I guess mobil is tough to franchise with (owners viewpoint)
Most are compliant maybe because of the shops, so just wondering what will happen.
So will the merger of the blue gas station and red k result in the purple brand?

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A few here have already changed to Circle K stores and are still audited every month. Don't worry about it until it happens.

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I just googled Circle K Mobil merger and got NO results. I'm thinking your information may be incorrect?

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Are you saying Mobil is leaving the Exxon umbrella and going to Circle K? Circle K bought Mobil? We don't have Circle K here, we have Mobil but not very many of them . First I heard. Color me ignorant.

My cheat sheet shows 10518 Exxon Mobil in the USA and 1680 of them in Texas. I'm guessing the ratio here is about 10 Exxon to 1 Mobil but I don't know if that holds across the country. Anybody have data on how many Mobil's there are? Anybody know why Exxon is selling that brand?

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
I found a blurb they're buying 322 locations in California. Is that what we're talking about?

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
I see an article from 2011 that Circle K in Canada (which is a separate company from the US one I'm fairly certain) bought 300 stations in CA from ExxonMobil. I see an article from 2009 where 43 in Louisiana got sold by ExxonMobil to Circle K (the US one). Just some random articles like that.

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I saw that one too, then saw it was dated 2011.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
Oh, Circle K Canada and Circle K US are the same company after all.

I think I figured it out. They just bought Kangaroo Express, which is a big chain that offers many brands of gas depending on the location (I know I've seen both Marathon and Valero gas at them). Perhaps in the OP's area they carry Mobil and they think it's Mobil they merged with?

I did just find an article where they will start rebranding the Kangaroos in 2016, so that fits.

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That makes sense, that they would buy a chain that includes Mobils. That makes more sense to me than Exxon selling the brand.

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
Just one mile from my apartment in Los Angeles there is already a Circle K branded Mobil station. The way it is setup they're keeping both signages: Mobil for the gas and Circle K for the convenience store.

I don't think Exxon would sell the Mobil brand and I don't think Circle K would have enough money to buy the brand smiling smiley The "merger" seems to be with the convenience stores only.
Circle K stores sell a wide variety of gas, depending on location.

Some Circle K stores operate gasoline pumps selling Union 76-branded motor fuels; others sell Mobil, Marathon, Phillips 66, Irving, BP, Sunoco or Shell-branded fuel. Until mid-2006, nearly all Circle K stores in South Texas sold Citgo-branded fuel; however, those stores have dropped the Circle K name and now operate as Stripes Convenience Stores and are served by Valero-branded fuel

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I don't understand why the OP thought that Circle K and Mobil were merging. Mobil is part of ExxonMobil and is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Circle K is tiny by comparison. As has been pointed out, Circle K operates convenience stores and sells many brands of gasoline. In my area, Circle K is most often associated with Gulf, having bought convenience stores from Cumberland Farms, which bought Gulf from Chevron a decade or more ago. But Circle K also operates some convenience stores in this same geographic region which sell other brands of gasoline. They also operate some locations which are convenience stores which do not have a single gasoline pump. Circle K is both shopped and audited. Gulf is both shopped and audited. It sometimes gets confusing.

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@BJayM wrote:

The merger is finalized in November...and from what I understand nothing will "happen" until 2016. Has anyone heard if the stations will still continue to be having their site inspections?
For me bread and butter...and will need to subsidize this income if they stop. Yikes!
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