Vasilios and Aphrodite Haseotes bought a one-cow dairy farm in Cumberland, Rhode Island in 1939.
They opened a dairy store in Bellingham, Massachusetts in 1958 and their first convenience store in 1962. This was the first ever convenience store in the Northeastern United States.
In 1986 Cumberland Farms bought all of Gulf Oil’s gas stations as well as the rights to the trademark in the Northeast.
Today, Cumberland Farms is #37 on the Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies, has over 6,000 employees, has 600 stores and gas stations in 11 states, mostly in the Northeast and Florida, and had $8.02 billion in revenue in 2011.