CARY, NC -- Vendgogh LLC is ramping up deployment of its gasoline island vending system through a new partnership with Jones & Frank, a distributor and service provider to convenience stores in 16 states from Maine to Florida.
Jones & Frank will market, install and maintain Vendgogh's gas island vending machines, which allow self-service pumpers to purchase cold beverages while they're filling up.
Additionally, Vendgogh said it has entered into a partnership with Northwest Pump and Equipment Co. for sales and service support in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.
Based in Raleigh, NC, Jones & Frank distributes, installs and services gas station fueling equipment. With branches throughout the West, Northwest Pump has been providing petroleum equipment and service station supplies since 1959.
Vendgogh's vending systems are currently installed at Kangaroo Express stores, as well as Murphy Oil Corp. and Douglass Distributing gas stations in the southeastern United States. And through Frank & Jones and Northwest Pump, it now has sales, installation and service support in 25 states.
"This new hardware allows convenience store owners the opportunity to generate additional revenue from their gas-only customers," said Sterling Baker, chief executive of Jones & Frank. "Vendgogh offers a great new partnership for our company that builds on our [value-added] offering of hardware and software solutions for petroleum and convenience retailers."