The first location is set to open in Spring 2013 in Clearwater Thorntons’ strategic plan for the region is to add 15 to 20 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area stores in the next three years.
“To people on-the-go looking for quick refreshment, Thorntons is the gasoline and convenience store with delicious food and drinks where the experience will always be fast, friendly, and easy to save you time in your busy day” stated Matt Thornton president and CEO.
Currently established throughout the Midwest and Mid-South, this is the company’s first foray into a new metro/state region since Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007. With the fall 2012 expansion Thorntons will now serve great convenience items and guaranteed fuel in six states.
Founded by Kentucky native James H. Thornton in 1971, Thorntons Inc. is one of the leading independent gasoline and convenience chain retailers in the U.S., currently operating throughout the Midwest under the brand name Thorntons. With over $2.3 billion in revenue, Thorntons is the largest privately held corporation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons operates 165 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in five states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. Thorntons distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Company and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville. For more information visit www.thorntonsinc.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/