A Plus New Frequency On Paksat 1R at 38.0°E
APlus is an American convenience store chain owned and operated by 7-Eleven, which is licensing the name from the energy company Energy Transfer Partners. The chain began life as the convenience store chain for Atlantic Petroleum in 1985, which was spun off from ARCO, Inc. (ARCO itself was formed from the 1966 merger of Atlantic and Richfield Oil.) The first Aplus stores were rebranded ampm locations.
In 1988, Sunoco bought Atlantic, and since Sunoco did not have its own convenience store chain, APlus became Sunoco’s chain by default. While Atlantic stations were converted to Sunoco by the mid-1990s, APlus grew, with Sunoco rebranding many company-owned stations in the Northeast with convenience stores into APlus. Sunoco has even converted some garages into convenience stores with the APlus brand.
Sunoco still used the APlus logo from the Atlantic days until 1999, when Sunoco updated its own logo and completely redesigning APlus’s logo, giving it a more Sunoco look. The split between company-owned and franchised locations is about 50/50.
Satellite : Paksat 1R at 38.0°E
Frequency : 4047 V 3255 3/4
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