Par Mar Stores Celebrates 51st Anniversary

Prepares to open 100th convenience store location.

Par Mar Stores is set to celebrate its 51st Anniversary at its stores during the month of October, with promotions, sales and giveaways tied in with its Par Mar Rewards Card, coinciding with the opening of its 99th location on Sissonville Drive in Charleston, W.Va., and its 100th location in Bartow, W.Va., which will make 18 locations that Par Mar has added in 2018.

“Par Mar Stores has come a long way since its origin of a local oil company to now a convenience store chain with quick-service restaurants in four states,” said Par Mar Stores President Brian Waugh. “There is no way that Par Mar Stores could have made it over the last 51 years without the support of our employees, customers, suppliers and our vendor partners, particularly The H.T. Hackney Co., and we thank them for that. Together we look forward to meeting the needs of our customers for the next 51 years, by continuing to offer many different choices to everyone.”

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Par Mar Stores was founded in 1967 by the Hollister Family, & was purchased in April 2016 by the Milo C. Ritton owned/Pittsburgh-based Croton Holding Co.

Par Mar Stores has over 1,000 employees in 100 convenience store locations with 53 stores in West Virginia, 26 stores in Ohio, 20 stores in Pennsylvania and one store in Kentucky. Par Mar Stores sells fuel under the BP, Marathon, Sunoco, Valero, Shell, Exxon and Citgo Brands. The company also is a franchisee for 13 Subways, one Quiznos Restaurant and one A&W Restaurant. Par Mar Stores is based in Marietta, Ohio.