For some reason that cannot be explained, I've become fascinated by a small chain of gas station/mini marts in the Scranton area. To bring you up to speed, they were Shell stations that closed for a while. They were re-born under the name "VaVa." In past blogs, I wondered how the Wawa people felt about someone giving their business, in the same industry, a name close to yours. I don't know if Wawa actually did get involved in the process, but the VaVa name disappeared from some of the gas stations recently. After flying nameless for a few weeks, I noticed the new name and signs the other day.
Yep! That's it. Vamco.The new name opens up a whole new can of worms, or possibly two. I wonder what happens when the Aamco Transmission people get wind of this, and the Amoco oil people. I have a feeling it will be more business for the lawyers and the sign companies. Vamco. Don't get used to it.
So, if Vamco goes the way of VaVa, what happens next? I was unable to locate the home office. I'll sumbit my suggestions here: CP, Funoco, Theetz, Balero (my personal favorite), and Pexxon.
The possibilities are endless.