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    Industry Veteran Robert Eggleston Joins Toot'n Totum

    Texan chain plans to expand its store portfolio to 63 locations this year.

    AMARILLO, Texas -- Toot'n Totum Food Stores LLC brought on convenience industry veteran Robert Eggleston as its vice president of supply and transportation.

    Eggleston began his career with Fina Oil and Chemical Co./Alon USA where he worked in refinery operations, environmental, pricing and supply. In 2003, he joined Town & Country Food Stores Inc. as director of petroleum marketing and was vice president of petroleum marketing at the time of the chain's acquisition by Susser Holdings Corp. in 2007.

    As vice president of supply and transportation for Susser, Eggleston was responsible for fuel procurement for its retail, wholesale and dealer trade across Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma. He managed multiple departments, including supply, distribution, fleet and the customer service center, to ensure accurate and safe delivery of petroleum to both internal and external customers. Eggleston also led initiatives for ethanol blending programs, cost reductions, pricing methods and other best practices in the petroleum industry.

    "Robert is a man of prodigious talent who will complement our existing leadership team," said Greg Mitchell, president and CEO of Toot'n Totum Food Stores. "His evidentiary experience in all aspects of fuel procurement, retailing and logistics will be a key component in the success of our future business model as we move to expand our portfolio to 63 locations.

    "Every constant in the fuel industry has changed over the past 10 years. Buying, selling, hedging, storing and transporting now require specific professional expertise at the very highest level. We are thrilled to have a person of [his] caliber joining our company and bringing to us a competitive edge in the management of our fuel division."

    Toot'n Totum Food Stores is a privately owned convenience store chain located in Amarillo, Texas. The company is 60 years old, with 61 stores, and recently announced expansion plans that will bring the portfolio to 63 stores in 2010. All its stores are located in Amarillo, Texas, with the exception of one site in Borger, Texas.

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