Our History
CEFCO's founder, Clarence Edison Fikes, was born in Cameron, TX.  Fikes Wholesale, Inc. was founded in 1952 as a single Texaco service station in Mr. Fikes' hometown, where he would also later turn his attention to the wholesale fuel business.  In 1979, retail fuel and grocery became the focus when he opened the first CEFCO Convenience Store.  Today, CEFCO is now the 38th largest convenience store chain[1] in the United States.
 
 
Decades of Hard Work
  • 1970's – The first CEFCO store, commonly known to this day as "Hilltop” is built in 1979.

  • 1980's – Store by store, employee by employee, the foundations were laid for the dedicated service that CEFCO customers expect today.

  • 1990's – In October 1994, James Fikes succeeded his father as president of the company. This change of hands across generations sparked growth for years to come.

  • 2000's – CEFCO acquires 45 Super Stop stores in 2007, branching out to Alabama and Mississippi.

  • 2010's – The 69-store Food Fast chain is acquired by CEFCO in 2011; the organization's largest acquisition to date.

CEFCO team members work diligently to refine store appearances and offerings, exemplify service foundations, and increase efficiency for continued growth.

Clarence Edison Fikes
 
CEFCO Convenience Store
 
 
 A History of Company Growth
 
CEFCO Store Count History
 

[1] Longo, Don. "Top 100 Convenience Stores." Convenience Store News Vol. 47, Number 7 (May 23, 2011): 43-50.
 
 

   

 

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