Allsup's

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Allsup's
Type Private
Industry Retail (convenience stores)
Founded Roswell, New Mexico (1956, as "Lonnie's Drive-In Grocery")
Headquarters Clovis, New Mexico, USA
Website www.allsups.com

Allsup's, sometimes misspelled as Allsups, is a family-owned chain of convenience stores that serves New Mexico and Texas, with one store in Frederick, Oklahoma. Although founded in Roswell, New Mexico in 1956 by Lonnie and Barbara Allsup, its corporate offices have been located in Clovis, New Mexico for decades. Allsup's is ranked as the state's #1 privately owned corporation.[1] It is also the largest convenience store chain in the state of New Mexico.[2]

Allsup's is a 24-hour chain that sells fuel under the Shell, Fina, ConocoPhillips, Exxon and Allsup's On the Go brands. It also sells traditional convenience store items and prepared food items, including burritos and barbecue beef sandwiches. The company's main competitors are Circle K, 7-Eleven, Town & Country Food Stores and Pik Quick.

The Allsup's logo features a zia sun symbol nearly identical to the one seen on the New Mexico state flag.

Security[edit]

In April 2008, a settlement was reached in the wrongful death suit of a clerk who was kidnapped while working the overnight shift in a Hobbs, New Mexico Allsup's store. As a result of the settlement, efforts to protect convenience-store clerks working night shifts have escalated. The New Mexico Environmental Health Board ordered that all stores open between 11 pm and 7 am must station a security guard with any clerks working that shift alone, place clerks in an enclosure behind bulletproof glass, or there must be no fewer than two clerks on duty.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allsup's Corporation. "Allsup's Convenience Stores". Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 05-09-2008.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ The Associated Press (04-08-2008). "Family seeks millions in killing of Allsup's clerk". Retrieved June 27, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Settlement reached in lawsuit over death of Allsup's clerk". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Associated Press. May 8, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 

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