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Case Status
Pending
In the Matter of ARKO Corp., a corporation; GPM Investments, LLC, a limited liability company; GPM Southeast, LLC, a limited liability company; and GPM Petroleum, LLC, a limited liability company.
FTC Matter/File Number
211 0187
Enforcement Type
Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission required ARKO Corp. and its subsidiary GPM to roll back anticompetitive provisions of their acquisition of 60 Express Stop retail fuel outlets from Corrigan Oil Company last year. The complaint alleged that as originally proposed, the agreement not to compete that ARKO and GPM required Corrigan to sign as part of the acquisition harmed customers in local retail gasoline and retail diesel fuel markets throughout Michigan and Ohio. The order required them to amend a non-compete agreement they imposed on Corrigan, agree to obtain prior approval from the Commission before acquiring retail fuel assets under certain circumstances, and return to Corrigan five retail fuel outlets, among other provisions.