Kroger Adding More Fuel Centers Under Smith’s Banner

LAS VEGAS — The Kroger Co. is adding to its number of fuel centers, which already total more than 2,000. Its Smith's Food & Drug Stores division will open three new fuel centers in southern Nevada in the second half of 2015. 

The newest Smith's fuel center recently opened to the public at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson, with the other two set to open later this year. Customers of Smith’s fuel centers can use fuel points earned during their grocery shopping trips to save up to $1 per gallon at the pump.

Smith's, which currently operates 37 locations and 14 fuel centers in southern Nevada, also announced that it will remodel an additional four locations in the region, bringing its total 2015 investment in the area to $40.5 million. Smith's began its southern Nevada investment plan in March when it opened six former Food 4 Less locations.

"We are committed to the southern Nevada market," said Jay Cummins, president of Smith's. "Our friendly associates, convenience of fuel centers and newly remodeled stores help to create the memorable shopping experience that we strive to deliver for our customers."

As CSNews Online previously reported, The Kroger Co. opened its 2,000th fuel center in September 2014, 725 of which are located at the company's convenience stores and the remainder at its supermarkets. The Cincinnati-based company has been selling gasoline at its convenience store locations since 1983 and at supermarket fuel centers since 1998. The company sells fuel in 37 states and is the third-largest owner/operator of fuel centers in the United States.

Today, Kroger operates supermarket fuel centers in every retail store division within the company.

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