Cumberland, Rhode Island
|Number of locations||600|
Haseotes Family, OwnersAri Haseotes, President and Chief Operating Officer
Cumberland Farms is a regional chain of convenience stores based in Framingham, Massachusetts, and operating primarily on the east coast of the United States reaching as far south as Florida. Cumberland Farms operates roughly 600 retail stores, gas stations, and a support system including petroleum and grocery distribution operations in 11 states (CT, DE, FL, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI & VT). Its original colors were navy blue and orange, but they implemented a new logo and[when?] their colors are now navy blue and green. The new logo change marked the beginning of the transformation of Cumberland Farms stores from older, legacy stores to new AIM stores that now include numerous new fresh food items such as pizza, chicken sandwiches, subs and a roller grill. The company is owned by the Haseotes family, with Lily Haseotes Bentas formerly serving as CEO and Ari Haseotes currently serving as the President and C.O.O of the Cumberland Gulf group of companies. It is one of the largest retail chains to be completely privately owned. Cumberland Farms offers a large assortment of food service items, candy, snacks and chilled drinks, which it calls "The Chill Zone", along with a Cumberland Farms branded chips, pastries, candy, coffee, etc.
In 1938, Vasilios and Aphrodite Haseotes purchased a single-cow farm in Cumberland, Rhode Island, which eventually grew into the largest dairy farm in Southern New England. Cumberland Farms opened a dairy store in Bellingham, Massachusetts in 1958 and the first convenience store in the Northeastern United States in 1962.
Cumberland Farms has been a two-thirds limited partner in the Gulf Oil company since 1993, while it has owned the rights to sell gasoline under the Gulf name throughout the United States since 1986.
Recent Cumberland Farms television ads have featured actor David Hasselhoff.
- 1/13/2010. Gulf Oil L.P. acquires brand rights for the entire US Boston.com. Accessed August 2011.