WILLIAMSVILLE, NY -- WFI Acquisition, Inc. , led by the Nanula family and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill, & Co. announced Wednesday the sale of 188 Wilson Farms locations to convenience store chain7-Eleven.
A spokesperson for 7-Eleven says once the deal closes, they'll look at how Wilson Farms runs its stores so they can incorporate their best practices into the 7-Eleven model. Following that, they plan on converting each Wilson Fams location into a 7-Eleven store.
Wilson Farms started out as a division of Tops in 1969. In 1991, the chain was sold to Ahold along with 59 Tops supermarket locations, and Tops acquired the Sugarcreek stores in May, 2000. In 2005, the Nanula family partnered with Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Dan Shanahan, Wilson Farms' CFO, to purchase the Wilson Farms and Sugarcreek stores from Tops.