SuperAmerica-Speedway

All SuperAmericas will now be Speedways after the two companies merged.

DULUTH — SuperAmerica, a convenience store chain founded in 1960 in St. Paul, will now be known as Speedway.

The change follows the recent merger of Marathon Petroleum Corp., the Ohio-based owner of the Speedway brand, and Andeavor, which has owned the SuperAmerica brand since 2016.

Marathon CEO Gary Heminger told Fox Business in May the combined company, now the largest refiner in the U.S., will “take a Speedway platform coast-to-coast.”

“Andeavor had many brands they were using in the company-owned company-operated system,” he said. “We will turn those into Speedway and have one system.”

Since its first store opened on Seventh and Wall streets in St. Paul, SuperAmerica or SA has had a number of owners over the years — including, for a time, Marathon. This is the first time the Minnesota-bred brand has ceased to exist, however.

Speedway has its headquarters in Enon, Ohio. It is the nation’s second largest-company owned and operated convenience store chain with approximately 2,740 stores in 22 states, its website says.

There are about 170 company-owned SuperAmerica locations and 114 franchised stores largely in Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to the company, with more than 2,000 employees in total.

The former Truckers Inn on Lyndale Avenue east of I-35 became a SuperAmerica in April 2013. The SuperAmerica in Northfield is on Hwy. 3 just south of Woodley Street. Kenyon’s station is at 503 Second Ave.

Marathon did not immediately return requests for comment.

Regular customers are asked to transfer their rewards card balance at www.speedway.com. The company says SuperAmerica gift cards will no longer be accepted; call 1-800-428-4016 to have balances refunded.

Reach Regional Managing Editor Suzanne Rook at 507-333-3134. Follow her on Twitter @rooksuzy

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