July 2022 – Valor grows Hop Shop brand with Kwik-E-Mart acquisition


Valor Oil announces the purchase of KWIK-E-MART convenience store in Campbellsburg, KY. The company will begin to operate the store under it’s HOP SHOP’s brand effective July 11, 2022. “This whole transaction has been great. Lynn Eldridge has been a long time customer and when he was ready to slow down he reached out to us immediately. He has built a great location and we can’t wait to support the Campbellsburg community with our brand”, says Valor VP of ROM, Damon Bail. The store will remain branded as a Marathon but will receive some extensive upgrades over the coming months. The company now has 13 HOP SHOP’s spread over the 100 mile stretch from Louisville to Kings Island. “We have been blessed over the past 10 years to extensively grow every division of our company. I would hope that anyone looking to sell would keep us front of mind. We pride ourselves on our Valor Family and striving to be the top family-owned employer in the region. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to provide services to our communities”, says Valor President Josh Emmick.

Valor Oil is a 3rd generation family owned company based in Owensboro, Kentucky and is a full-line petroleum distributor. Valor now has bulk plants in Owensboro, Bowling Green, Louisville, Florence, and Maysville Kentucky, along with Loris, SC. Their services provide fuels, additives, lubricants, racing fuels and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) – as well as innovative, cost-saving services –  to gas stations, convenience stores, and a wide variety of businesses in the commercial, industrial, marine, mining, oil heat and farming sectors in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, south Carolina, and North Carolina. With products ranging from a full line of Chevron, Petro Canada and private label lubricants, to top tier branded gas, to high-performance racing fuels and oils, Valor Oil has become one of the premier fuel and lubricant distributors in the region.  Through its company operated HOP Shop convenience stores Valor now directly serves the motoring public with clean and inviting stores providing quality gasolines and well stocked facilities at competitive prices.