Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013 - (Page T30)

Retail NOURIA ENERGY CORP. Energized for Growth Nouria Energy has set up an operation that is ready to expand throughout the Northwest and beyond as more opportunities come online in the oil and gas retail market. Nouria is a wholesale buyer of Shell, Irving, Gulf and unbranded fuel, which it sells at its 127 stations in the Northeast. W Tony El-Nemr, founder, president and CEO Worcester, Mass. 30 hen Hess Corp. announced earlier this year that it was exiting the oil and gas retail market to focus wholly on its exploration and production operations, it was simply a continuation of a trend that has been happening for nearly a decade. Oil exploration and production companies have been divesting their retail assets and instead choosing to sell to jobbers who market the product to end-customers. For oil and gas retailers already in September/October 2013 the market, the industry trend has created ample opportunity for growth. “When I started in 1989, most, if not all oil companies used to run their own assets,” explains Tony El-Nemr, founder, president and CEO of Nouria Energy. “Today, all the oil companies have divested their retail assets and now depend on jobbers to market their fuels, and they become strictly supplier of products. Our goal is to work very hard and raise the bar among competitors because as oil companies

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013

Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013
BLE 2013
Cyber Defense
Looney Tunes
The Biggest Loser
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
LeBlanc’s Food Stores
Clark Appliance
16 Handles
Cycle Gear
Wedge Community Co-op
All-Rite Construction Inc.
Radio Shack
Terraco Inc.
New & Notable
Focus on Convenience Stores
Bagels or Bookcases
Healthy Food
NACS 2013
Casey’s General Store
Monarch Custom Beverages
Craig Distributing
Nouria Energy
Maritime Farms
Speedy Q Markets
Parker Cos.
Orton Oil
The Linn Cos.
Tiger Fuel Co.
Architec Housewares
State Oil Co.
La Vie en Rose
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013