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RICHMOND, Va. – GPM Investments LLC and its operating subsidiaries will partner exclusively with Western Union to provide Western Union money orders sales and Western Union Money Transfer services throughout GPM Investments' convenience stores in nine states.
"We are excited to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to send money transfers or purchase money orders through such a trusted industry leader as Western Union," said Bill Reilly, senior vice president of marketing at GPM. "Customers come to us for quick and convenient transactions. This agreement with Western Union gives the customer the added benefit of knowing their money is being handled through a company that has been managing money transfers for more than 140 years."
In 2012, 70 million consumers used Western Union to send money to more than 200 countries and territories in 120 currencies. Western Union-, Vigo- and Orlandi Valuta-branded services are offered through a combined network of banks; national retail and grocery chains; and independent agent locations across the United States.
With a total of 615 stores, GPM Investments LLC is one of the largest privately owned companies in the convenience store channel. The company, based in Richmond, operates stores in Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee under the brand names of Fas Mart/Shore Stop, Scotchman, Li’l Cricket, Young’s, Everyday Shop, BreadBox and Cigarette City.