Girl Scouts to Sell Cookies at Uppy’s Locations

Chester-based company offers its 43 convenience stores to central Virginia Girl Scouts for cookie sales

Richmond, VA, March 05, 2010 --( Uppy’s Convenience Stores have become Girl Scout cookie central for the Richmond metro area, with the largest local Exxon and BP retailer offering up 17 of its 43 locations for area Girl Scout troops during their annual sales drive. Central Virginia Girl Scout Troops were offered space at Uppy’s locations and complimentary hot chocolate (with parental permission, of course). And to kick off the cookie season, Uppy’s President Steve Uphoff purchased 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies earlier today with plans to send them to U.S. troops serving overseas.

“I am excited and honored to be supporting Girl Scout troops all across the Richmond area,” said Uphoff. “I’m confident that Uppy’s can help make this one of the best sales years the Richmond Girl Scouts have seen.”

“The Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is an integral part of Girl Scouting’s Business and Economic Literacy Initiative. The proceeds are a major funding source for the Girl Scout program in central Virginia. We are glad that Uppy’s is a business supporter that will help 16,000 Girl Scouts, ages 5-17, achieve their goals,” said Janice Williams, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia.

For more information regarding Uppy’s Convenience Stores’ support of local Girl Scouts of the USA troops, please contact Terry Johnson, Uppy’s Director of Marketing, at 804-706-4702 or

About Uppy’s Convenience Stores, Inc.
Uppy’s Convenience Stores, Inc. is a Richmond-owned family business with its home office located in Chester, Va. and was founded by Steven and Linda Uphoff on July 15, 1995. The company currently operates 43 locations and employs over 550 team members dedicated to providing customers with quality branded goods and services along with a dedication to exceptional customer service. Brands include Exxon, BP, Dairy Queen, Subway, Dominic’s of New York and Noble Roman Pizza. This fast growing company has been active and supportive in numerous community projects and sponsorships over the years and strives to always be a positive member of each area it serves. In addition to the company-operated stores branded as “Uppy’s” and Exxon “On the Run,” there is a separate wholesale gasoline distribution company through common ownership, “Southside Oil,” that has been in business for over 75 years and currently serves approximately 80 additional dealer-served BP and Exxon locations.

Stephanie Derry