The Wills Group Buys 6 MAPCO C-Stores

The deal expands the convenience retailer and fuel marketer’s locations to 277 across the Mid-Atlantic region.

March 10, 2022

MAPCO Convenience Store

LA PLATA, Md.—The Wills Group announced that SMO Inc. acquired six retail fuel and convenience locations from MAPCO, according to a news release. The acquisition was finalized earlier this month and includes six MAPCO locations along the Virginia Interstate 95 corridor and in Warrenton, Virginia.

SMO, the fuel wholesaler and convenience center arm of the company, will operate the six retail locations with the fuel locations becoming a part of the Wills Group’s fuel network. With this acquisition, the Wills Group and SMO will now operate 277 locations across the Mid-Atlantic region and expand its presence in the truck diesel market.

“We’re excited about the addition of these six locations to the Wills Group’s strong family of brands across our retail business, which also include Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash and SMO Motor Fuels,” said Joe Wills, executive vice president of fuels marketing and real estate for the Wills Group.

“These locations support our efforts to strengthen our presence along the I-95 corridor north and south of Richmond, Virginia, and also allow the Wills Group to expand our footprint with the addition of the Warrenton, Virginia, location. We look forward to working across these communities to demonstrate the Wills Group’s commitment to serving our customers and their communities.”

The Wills Group is working to complete the process of transitioning supplier and vendor agreements to SMO and is also working to integrate the MAPCO locations into its retail fuels and convenience store operations.

In late October, The Wills Group opened two Dash In locations in Clinton and Lanham, Maryland. Dash In paired the opening with more than $40,000 in grants being distributed to the Capital Area Food Bank, Clinton and Lanham high schools, and to Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Dash In was featured in NACS 2019 Ideas 2 Go. See how the Dash In in Midlothian, Virginia, enhances the level of convenience for customers with four entrances, a fresh-to-order food program, a growler/crowler program, car wash and a big focus on giving back to the community.