MAXVILLE, Ontario—MacEwen Petroleum said it has acquired Ottawa-based Quickie Convenience Stores, which operates 51 retail stores and 22 gas stations across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
“MacEwen recognizes this as an ideal opportunity to not only increase their store footprint but to extend their strong brand, synonymous for excellent customer service and quality products. MacEwen will continue to put its customers first through investments in the customer experience at its existing and newly acquired stores,” stated the release.
Arnold Kimmel and Larry Hartman have co-owned the business for 48 years, and they believed it was important for them to pass along their business to another privately owned Canadian company.
“Our vision for the future is to enhance the customer service experience through modernization investments across our store network. The Quickie brand has a strong legacy in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, and we are excited to expand the brand’s presence and impact with our customers,” said Peter MacEwen, president of MacEwen. “We are grateful for the trust that Mr. Kimmel and his team have placed in us as we embark on this exciting retail journey.”
Headquartered in Maxville, Ontario and founded in 1976, MacEwen is a leading Canadian independent energy and retail convenience provider with operations in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. MacEwen employs over 250 people across its active business units, including retail, residential and commercial fuels, wholesale and cardlock fuel, lubricants and diesel exhaust fluid.