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ExxonMobil quits US retail market

01 July, 2008
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ExxonMobil Corp is quitting the retail fuel market in the US, and sticking to wholesale operations. The company said the exit from its direct served - dealer and company operated - business would "include the conversion of a majority of
markets to branded distributor to build on the strength of its current distributor network." The change will take place over a few years. An Esso spokesman in the UK said: "It's important to note that this is not a market exit."The announcement does not signal any specific change in any of the global retail business markets other than the US."