NASHVILLE, TN - (NewMediaWire) - November 19, 2015 - First Colombia Gold Corp. (OTC PINK: FCGD) announced today that the company has signed the purchase and sale agreement to acquire 11 convenience stores in Alabama. The company is now in a position to close individually on each of the convenience stores. The closings, beginning in December of this year, will roll out on a schedule, concluding by the end of the quarter. These convenience stores will be branded "Norfleet Markets" and are the first in a planned expansion that will include many more stores in the coming year.
The PSA, signed by Enterprise Partners, a subsidiary of First Colombia Gold, includes real estate, physical inventory, merchandise and supplies for all eleven convenience stores.
Mr. Pete Iodice, president of Enterprise Partners stated, "With these stores, we are launching the Norfleet Markets brand and plan to solidify the company's position in the C-Store arena. Our goal is to make Norfleet Markets a brand that is instantly recognizable across the United States."
Mr. Iodice has been involved in the development and operations of convenience stores, travel centers, and quick serve restaurants for over twenty-five years, overseeing as many as fifteen stores and over seventy-five employees. Later, Mr. Iodice managed a group of nine convenience stores and two 24-hour truck stops, later forming and operating a wholesale fuel distribution business as a direct distributor for most major gasoline brands, selling over fifty million gallons per year.
This announcement comes on the heels of the company's previous press releases stating the company's focus on fuel distribution through a recently acquired fuel terminal located in North Carolina. Jason Castenir, CEO of First Colombia Gold, stated, "This fuel terminal, alongside the company's partnership with Singa Energy, allows the company to expand within its business model. The company has been working very hard to secure multiple, high-yield streams of revenue, and each step we take gets us closer to that goal. I believe strongly in the path we are taking, and am excited for the future of this company."
Recently, the company announced its partnership with Singa Energy Solutions, a global distributer of fuel and energy products, and has yielded some spectacular results. This week, the company is in the process of securing multiple diesel distribution deals, and expects to be able to make additional announcements regarding the company's progress within the coming weeks.
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