Sheetz, Kum & Go Make New Neighbors

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Sheetz, Kum & Go Make New Neighbors

ALTOONA, Pa., and West Des Moines, Iowa -- Sheetz Inc., operator of more than 340 convenience stores, broke ground yesterday on a future store located in Milton, W. Va., while the Kum & Go chain of convenience stores grew last week with the opening of a new store in Loveland, Colo.

Sheetz and the city of Milton hosted a luncheon for city employees, including police and fire personnel, at the Milton City Hall, followed by the groundbreaking ceremony at 1304 Johns Creek Road. The future 5,000-square-foot Sheetz convenience store is one of several planned for the Huntington-Charleston corridor, the company stated.

In other store opening news, Kum & Go, operator of more than 400 c-stores based in West Des Moines, Iowa, opened the company’s first Loveland, Colo., store earlier this month, according to a report in the Loveland Reporter-Herald. The convenience chain operates approximately 30 stores in the state. The store offers 16 fueling stations and sells food, beverages and convenience products.

“It’s taken us several years to go through the city and the various steps,” Meggan Kring, spokeswoman for Kum & Go, told the paper. “We hope now that we made inroads in the Loveland community, we hope the next store will be an easier process.”

This year, the company plans to open three more stores in the area, she said. “Kum & Go, fortunately, is in a place financially where we’re experiencing growth right now,” Kring said in the report. “While other convenience stores are experiencing a downturn, it’s actually been an opportunity for Kum & Go. We anticipate anything we open will stay open.”

The grand opening for the Loveland store began last week, and will continue for four weeks with discounted pricing in-store products, the report stated.