Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. As of 2014, it is the second largest retailer in the United States and the third largest in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States
7-Eleven or 7-11 is an international chain of convenience stores and primarily operates using the franchise model. 7-Eleven Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, whilst it’s globally operating parent company, Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. In turn, the holding company of Seven-Eleven Japan is Seven & I Holdings Co. Ltd.
The ampm brand (rarely “am/pm”) is a convenience store chain with branches located in several U.S. states, including Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, recently in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, and in several countries worldwide, formerly including Japan. The ampm brand is owned by BP America, Inc, a subsidiary of BP, which acquired its founding owner, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), in 2000. In the US, the stores are usually attached to an ARCO or BP-branded gas station.
Exxon Mobil Corp., or ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas, United States. It is a direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company and was formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil (formerly
Standard Oil of New Jersey and Standard Oil of New York). It is affiliated with Imperial Oil which operates in
Canada.The world’s 5th largest company by revenue, ExxonMobil is also the second largest publicly traded company by market capitalization.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is an American multinational energy corporation. One of the successor companies of Standard Oil, it is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries. Chevron is engaged in every aspect of the oil, gas, and geothermal energy industries, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals
manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world’s largest oil companies; as of 2013, it ranked third in the Fortune Global 500-2014 list of the world’s largest companies.
Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951, in El Paso, Texas, United States. It is owned and operated by the Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.
Amazon.com, Inc. (/ˈæməzɒn/ or /ˈæməzən/) is an American electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States.Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone — and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
The Kroger Company is an American retailer founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. By revenue it’s
the country’s largest supermarket chain, second-largest general retailer (behind
Walmart), and twenty-third largest company. Kroger is also the fifth largest retailer in the world. As of February 2013,
Kroger operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,424 stores. Kroger’s headquarters are in downtown Cincinnati. It maintains markets in 31 states, with store formats that
include supermarkets, superstores, department stores, convenience stores, and mall jewelry stores. Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. Kroger also is parent to several “banner” chains, such as Ralphs in California.
BJ’s Wholesale Club, commonly referred to simply as BJ’s, is an American membership-only warehouse club chain operating on the United States East Coast, as well as in the state of Ohio. The company was ranked #232 on Fortune magazine’s 2010 listing of America’s 500 largest public corporations.