Sunoco Acquires 14 Stores From Shipley Group

New acquisitions expected to be reopened as APlus Convenience Stores.

Sunoco Inc. has acquired leasehold interests in 14 convenience stores in central Pennsylvania from the Shipley Group, a private York, Pa., company that operates the outlets as Tom’s Stores, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sunoco is shifting its focus from manufacturing to retailing, and expects to convert the outlets to the Sunoco and APlus brands by the end of 2011, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 14 stores are located in Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, Perry and York counties.    

Sunoco is a transportation fuel provider, with operations located primarily in the East Coast and Midwest. The company sells transportation fuels through more than 4,900 branded retail locations in 24 states. Its APlus convenience stores are operated by the company or independent dealers in more than 600 retail locations.

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