Like many of you, my first thought wasn’t about corporate synergies with Marathon, which already operates nearly 1,500 “Speedway” retail locations. Nor about how this might affect thousands of employees or countless more consumers. Nope, I was worried about the Hess toy truck.
If you live on the East Coast and watch even a few minutes of television between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you know what I’m talking about. If not, here’s the 2006 version:
But if Hess no longer owns its retail stores, is it still going to make its namesake toy trucks?
Luckily, it seems that someone at Hess anticipated such concerns, issuing a stand-alone press release just minutes after posting the deal announcement with Marathon. It reads:
Phew. Now we just need to worry about what happens next year.
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