DANVERS, Massachusetts (October 4, 2014) – Leading gas and home fuel retailer Ultramar of Canada has joined with The Nexxus Group, an industry-leading provider of Scan Based Trading solutions.
The Nexxus Group’s proprietary Scan Based Trading tools are being used to manage product sales for Ultramar’s corporate Corner Store convenience stores in the provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. The program took effect on October 1.
Established in 1961 by the British group Ultramar plc, Ultramar was a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation and is now part of CST Brands, Inc., which spun off from Valero in May 2013. CST Brands is the second-largest publicly traded fuel and convenience retailer in North America.
Ultramar has been adding hundreds of private-label brands sold in the U.S. to its inventory. The company is also visible in the community with donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation and to Centraide/United Way.
CST Brands, Inc. plans to open more than 25 new Corner Store locations in Eastern and Central Canada during the next five years, with more than half that growth slated to come in Ontario. A new 2,400-square foot Ultramar/Corner Store site opened in Barrie, ON in October 2013. The largest Corner Store in Canada to date opened in Prescott, ON in December 2013. At 5,239 square feet, it includes a restaurant and drive-thru service.
“We are very excited about expanding our presence in Canada with market leaders like CST and Ultramar,” says Mark Landgren, CEO of Nexxus Group. “We look forward to working with a company with such a long and storied history and commitment to the community.”
The Nexxus Group continues to expand its services in Canada with Ultramar representing its third client.
Ultramar was established in Canada in 1961 by the British group Ultramar plc. The gas and home fuel retailer has headquarters in Montreal and also operates 283 corporate stores under the Corner Store banner. CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CST), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America. In Canada, CST is the exclusive provider of Ultramar fuels and its Depanneur du Coin and Corner Stores sell signature Transit Cafe coffee and pastries.
About The Nexxus Group
Established in 2003, The Nexxus Group provides the industry’s leading full-service Scan Based Trading (SBT) solution and is a trusted business solutions and services partner at more than 50,000 locations for 90 retailers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Nexxus Group delivers an innovative and cost effective SBT solution to both retailers and suppliers by providing data exchange, sales and margin reporting, consolidated billing and world-class customer service. The Nexxus Group clients report more efficient and effective management of product categories while increasing sales and lowering costs in the supply chain. The Company’s customers include market leaders in the Convenience, Grocery, Mass Merchant, Discount and Specialty Retailer industries as well as National CPG Suppliers. The Nexxus Group supports retailers and manufacturing partners in categories such as Bakery, Propane, Books, DVDs, Snacks, Novelties, Magazines and Newspapers.
For more information visit TheNexxusGroup.com
Kevin Doyle, Editor | 1.978.762.3900 | firstname.lastname@example.org