The Pantry, headquartered in Sanford, N.C., is one of the leading independent convenience store operators in the United States. The Company operates more than 1,400 stores under different names, including Kangaroo Express, Golden Gallon, Cowboys, Handy Way, Quick Stop, Zip Mart, Fast Lane, Big K, Depot, Mini Mart, and Lil Champ Food Store. The Pantry also produces soft drinks and food items, and markets them under the brand name of Celeste and Kangaroo. The stores offer a wide range of merchandise and services, such as gasoline, coffee shops, beverages, candy, magazines, and tobacco products. The Pantry owns and operates retail stores throughout the United States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.