WORCESTER, Mass.—Nouria Energy Corp. of New England has completed the acquisition of 17 VERC convenience store locations, including two with carwash operations, the company announced. The acquisition increases Nouria’s footprint in its strategic markets of Southeastern New Hampshire and Massachusetts and brings the company’s retail network to 146.
“My team and I are thrilled to have acquired these great stores, and I want to welcome the employees of VERC as team members to the Nouria family,” said Tony El-Nemr, president and CEO of Nouria Energy, a NACS member company. “This expansion allows us the opportunity to welcome and serve new customers as our valued guests, offering them the exceptional Nouria service, superior value, innovative and good-for-you products that we commit to deliver every day, in every store, now in even more locations.”
Nouria plans to expand over the next decade through a combination of new acquisitions and builds. According to El-Nemr, “We have the desire and resources to continue acquiring assets that meet our standards and our long-term growth strategy.”
As NACS Daily reported, family-owned VERC Enterprises announced last month that it would sell 32 convenience stores. The Energy North Group, a NACS retailer member based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, purchased 11 VERC locations in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire.