APlus Gas Convenience Store Business Opportunity:
Sunoco APlus Convenience Stores are available at select SUNOCO gasoline
locations along the east coast of the United States from Massachusetts to
Florida and west into upstate New York and Ohio.
In 2004, APlus became the “Official Pitstop of NASCAR*” and the “Official
Convenience Store of NASCAR.” NASCAR merchandise and products are available at
participating APlus locations.
Proven Business Model
Sunoco’s APlus innovative business model aims to provide a consistent set of
standards and practices and utilizes the latest technology to ensure and promote
efficient operation at your APlus location. High quality POP and traffic driving
promotions, as well as strategically designed store lay-outs and plan-o-grams
supported by extensive research and industry specific data, are just some of the
benefits you’ll enjoy as an APlus franchisee.
Averaging between 2,400 and 4,100 square feet and with easy-to-navigate design
layouts, APlus stores welcome customers with spaciousness, cleanliness and
shopping ease. The large assortment of name brand merchandise positioned on the
sales floor and in the cooler and the fresh food offerings catering to regional
and national tastes make shopping at an APlus store a pleasure and a breeze.
Participating APlus locations also offer a full range of other services,
including ATM, Money Orders, Propane tank exchange, Lottery, and Pre Paid
products such as gift cards, pre-paid cellular, and pre-paid MasterCard. In
addition, seasonal and special promotional programs are offered throughout the
year designed to increase traffic and sales at APlus locations. The APlus
franchise complements the Sunoco brand and allows retailers to compete with
non-traditional fuel operators.
Founded in 1985, with corporate roots formed in the early 1970’s as another
successful convenience store chain, APlus has over 25 years of experience
serving millions of customers. Today, Sunoco is proud to have over 800
franchised and company APlus stores in its family.
As a well respected industry leader, Sunoco’s distinctive brands set us apart
from the competition. By combining Sunoco and APlus, two broadly recognized
brands that consumers know and trust, you’ll have the foundation for success.
Quality Marketing Experience
- NASCAR exclusive c-store relationship*
- Industry exclusive promotions
- Proprietary brands
- Distinctive store image
- High quality sign package
- Marketing and advertising support
- Marketing research
- Specialized training systems
- Franchise consultants
- Building and décor specifications
- Sales planning
- Accounting and financial management assistance
- Feedback on your store’s performance
- Advice on product mix
APlus franchisees have access to a full team of knowledgeable experts whose
primarily goal is to facilitate the franchisees’ operation and management of
APlus stores. Area Marketing Managers and Regional Sales Managers are available
to support franchises and help grow the brand, while Marketing Development
Specialists may in some cases assist with real estate and site evaluation, site
maps and construction designs. For general business consulting support, APlus
franchisees consult with the APlus Franchise Marketing Manager and Regional
Sales Manager, who are available to answer the franchisees’ general operations
and retail questions and to provide feedback and practical solutions. With
corporate roots form in the early 1970’s as another successful convenience store
chain, we offer a proud history of continued growth and a wealth of knowledge to
assist our franchisees.
Comprehensive Training and Support
APlus supports your business efforts and provides advice on your operational
questions and challenges. While the Franchise Operations team assists you in
keeping your business running 24/7, the Marketing Managers provide guidance and
business consultation to help maximize revenue and operating efficiencies at
your APlus location. Additional products and services offered by APlus include:
- Top selling, national brand snack foods, beverages, and cigarettes.
- Hot and cold eat on the go foods.
- Proprietary brands including:
- Gulliver’s Coffee
- Chill Express Fountain Drinks.
- Silver Eagles Cigarettes
- Coffee varietals and Cappuccinos – many only available at APlus
- ATM services
- Money Orders
- Pre-Paid wireless, wireless re-fills, and Master Card gift cards
- Propane tank exchange