VPS Convenience Store Group, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.,
operates 423 stores throughout the Southeast and Midwest, under the names Scotchman
, Village Pantry
, Li’l Cricket, EverydayShops
and Next Door Stores
as well as two truck stop travel plazas. VPS continues to upgrade many of its stores with branded fast foods such as Subway
and Hunt Brothers Pizza
. Many stores also offer their own full breakfast and lunch menus, including biscuits, hot dogs, chicken and comfort foods as well as Village Bakery Donuts and Bean Brothers Coffee. Along with the convenience stores, travel plazas and food services, VPS also offers Fleet Fueling Services. The company has more than 3,500 employees.
The Wilmington, NC-based company was ranked sixth on the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® list of top private companies in 2011.