(Photo: Dale Walsh (president of Chevron Americas Products) and John Jackson (CEO of Jacksons Food Stores) at the official signing.)

ExtraMile Convenience Stores LLC (EMCS), a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Jacksons Food Stores, officially started operations Feb. 1. The new company will expand the ExtraMile brand across more of the western United States and plans to double the number of ExtraMile sites by 2027.

“This is an exciting time for Chevron, Jacksons and the new company as we kick off the next chapter in our ExtraMile growth story,” said Paul Casadont, president of EMCS. “By partnering with Jacksons, we are well positioned for dramatic growth over the next decade – we intend to double the number of ExtraMile sites in that time. Customers can count on the same world-class c-store experience they’ve come to expect from ExtraMile with even more opportunities to enjoy the benefits and product offerings.”

Chevron’s more than 250 company-owned, company-operated ExtraMile locations are now franchisees of EMCS. During 2018, Jacksons will begin converting its 60+ existing company-owned, company-operated Jacksons Food Stores at Chevron and Texaco locations to ExtraMile, all falling under the EMCS franchisee umbrella.

The ExtraMile network currently comprises close to 800 convenience stores (c-stores) in California, Oregon and Washington. In September 2017, Chevron announced the formation of EMCS, which is co-owned by Chevron and Jacksons, to grow the ExtraMile brand. The new company will be located in San Ramon, Calif.

The ExtraMile brand has grown steadily and set new standards in c-store retailing since the first store opened more than 10 years ago.

Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

Jacksons Food Stores, Inc., also doing business as Jackson Energy, is an Idaho-based, leading convenience retailer with more than 230 company-operated locations in six western states. Jackson Energy provides motor fuel supply services and Jacksons’ affiliate, Capitol Distributing, Inc. provides wholesale grocery supply services to retailers in nine western states. Jacksons’ subsidiary, Jackson Jet Center, provides aircraft maintenance and aviation and charter air services from its facility at the Boise Airport. Additional information can be found at www.jacksons.com.