July Sweepstakes Coca-Cola Grizzly Cooler and $100 Visa Gift Card

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or in Puerto Rico. DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01am Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59pm ET on July 31, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). ELIGIBILITY. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or…

We Are Proud to Support US Heroes & Families with Each Bag Sold

From day one, Hero Jerky has been on a mission to give back to those that serve our country.  To honor those who serve in the U.S. Armed forces.  Hero Jerky donates a portion of each Hero brand product sold to Fisher House Foundation. Since it’s inception in 1990, Fisher House Foundation has served thousands of families, providing “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. We offer a variety of Hero Brand Jerky at all of our HOP Shops.  When you purchase one of the products a portion…

We Have New Hoptions

When it comes to snacks, we have hoptions.  As of June 1st we have added a bunch of new hoptions.  Here are just a few of the ones we have added. Hopper Approved. We encourage you to hop in and try a few.  Hop in, Hop out, HOP Shops!  

HOPPER is Here!

We have been counting down the days, filled with excitement, to share our Big News with all of you.  It is finally time.  It is the day to Reveal.  HOPPER is Here! He is mischievous, likable, energetic, and Fun! 3 Years ago when Valor Oil acquired HOP Shops, President JOSHUA EMMICK, wanted to keep everything the same as much as he could, but also change the logo to represent a new start. He wanted something that hopped, but wasn’t like other convenience stores have. He decided a frog would be perfect. A year and a half ago the decision was…

HOP Shops Celebrates National Employee Appreciation Day on March 5th

National Employee Appreciation Day on the first Friday in March each year focuses attention on employees in all industries.  Employers across the country in business and organizations plan employee recognition and celebrations.  We were so excited to participate and celebrate with all of our Team Members.  They are our greatest asset! HOP Shops celebrated with: A Thank YOU Cookie – We gave every team member a delicious buttercream cookie. Individual Efforts – We gave each team member a Pizza gift certificate to enjoy a nice meal. Visit to the Store – Human Resource Manager, Ann Gilbert made a special trip…

Valor Oil’s HOP Shops Located in Ft. Mitchell Kentucky is Closing February 28th

Valor Oil has sold the HOP Shop property located at 2392 Royal Drive, Ft. Mitchell, KY.  The last day the store will be open to the public is February 28th, 2021. Our employees will transfer to other HOP Shops.  We have a great work family at that location, so we are glad we are able to keep them working in our other stores and for Valor Oil.  They have been letting the regular customers know about the changes and some say they live in Florence, so they will be changing their routine to make sure to stop at those Florence…

HOP Shops New Look Unveiled

Valor Oil’s convenience store chain HOP Shops has revealed it is investing in the brand to keep the stores fresh and inviting.   Director of Store Operations, Tim Dupin says, “We’re investing in becoming better retailers.  We want people to enjoy the new look and feel.” The goal is to remodel all 13 stores in the next five years. HOP Shops is offering a different retail experience. “We will continue to offer a great service.” The transformation is about investing in a store you are proud to shop in and our work family is proud to spend time working in. The…

HOP Shops in Mason, Ohio celebrates with a four-day GRAND OPENING filled with prizes, fun

Valor Oil has acquired a Marathon station located at 6391 Reading Rd, Mason, Ohio. Tim Dupin, Director of Store Operations stated, “We are looking forward to have the opportunity to serve the Mason community. We are building the Valor Way, which will function at the most efficient of operations. We are excited to add this community to our 12 other Hops Shops in Kentucky and Ohio and growing.” Valor took over operations on November 23, 2020. We believe Marathon will be a great fit for the community. Marathon is an Ohio based company with deep American roots. One thing you…

Two incentive plans are now in place for HOP Shops employees

The “FIPS” (Family, Integrity, Profitability, and Safety) Incentive is for all active‐regular full‐time employees. The Emmick family sets an allocated amount for the Bonus Pool. The amount is a percentage of net income. The bonus pool gets divided to each employee weighted by income and years of service.  The FIPS Incentive will be paid out every year before Black Friday. The “Years of Service” Incentive for full time HOP Shops employees has been increased. This incentive now pays $100/year on every 5-year anniversary. It is paid out in the first 2 weeks of December. These plans show the commitment the Emmick’s…