Six of the sites will be operated by Carroll Independent and five by High’s. The acquisitions allow the Carroll Independent to expand its footprint throughout eastern Pennsylvania and marks High’s entry into Pennsylvania. All 11 sites will feature Marathon branded fuel.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand Carroll Independent’s presence and introduce High’s in Pennsylvania, particularly when we can build upon Speedway’s excellent reputation for service and customer satisfaction,” said Chivington. “We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with Marathon throughout our entire geographic footprint, and particularly in Pennsylvania.”
Carroll Motor Fuels is a fourth-generation family owned business with its principal office located in Baltimore. Carroll Independent brands retail motor fuel stations under the Marathon, Sunoco, BP and CITGO flags, as well as its own Carroll Motor Fuel retail brand, and offers a complete inventory of commercial fuels.
The High’s brand was established in 1928 as an ice cream chain growing rapidly throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. By the 1980s, there were more than 500 High’s locations, making High’s at that time the largest ice cream store chain in the world. Carroll Independent acquired High’s in 2012 and currently operates 54 High’s convenience stores with a team of more than 500 talented people.