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    Valero Creates Web-Based Shopping Catalog for Branded Stores

    eSource allows its c-store operators and distributors to purchase fixtures, equipment and more.

    SAN ANTONIO -- Valero Energy Corp. and e-Procurement Services (ePS) teamed up to launch Valero eSource, an Internet-based shopping catalog that allows Valero-branded convenience store operators and distributors to purchase equipment and supplies.

    Site users can use eSource to choose from categories such as store fixtures, food and beverage equipment, signage and graphics, fuel equipment, facilities maintenance items and more. Valero-branded distributors and c-store retailers who sign up for eSource by Sept. 30 will be entered into a drawing to win prizes including gift cards and a Dell tablet.

    "This is a way Valero can add value to customers carrying our brand," said Gary Arthur, Valero's senior vice president of wholesale marketing and product supply. "Valero's approach to the buying program concept is unique. Valero's eSource catalog is easy to use [and] an exclusive way for Valero's partners to source at significant discounts with convenience store suppliers."

    According to Valero, eSource is different from buying clubs offered by other fuel suppliers because there is no minimum purchase or forecast requirements.

    San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. is a manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. It spun off its retail division -- CST Brands Inc., operator of Corner Store locations -- on May 1.

    Michigan-based ePS provides customizable, scalable, e-procurement cloud technology.

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