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Whether creating new profit centers or effectively displaying traditional items, convenience stores are upping the ante in how they merchandise products.

 
 

 

 

 Grocery/produce

 
  • Metro Market (Sprint Food Stores Inc.)
    Metro Market embraces the historical aspects of an old building with a modern offer, with the design and concept of being a place to hang out, study or host social and business events (Augusta, GA). (2016)
     
  • Maxol/Applegreen
    Some of the most innovative ideas in store design and foodservice execution are in Ireland. At both Maxol and Applegreen food is first—plus a focus on design and making the store a destination (Dublin, Ireland). (2016)
     
  • Throx Market Station (Throckmorton Enterprises Inc.)
    The store has high-end food, a protein shake program and plenty of unique better-for-your items, but it is the community spirit that sets Throx apart. (Winchester, VA). (2016)
     
  • Sheetz (Sheetz Inc.)
    This is the first modern location for Sheetz without gasoline or parking, with a complete focus on the food and beverage offering. The nearly 15,000-square-foot location is “a giant sandbox” to experiment and develop programs to redefine the company. (Morgantown, WV) (2015)
     
  • Latitudes (BF Holdings LLC)
    Latitudes combines elements of grocery, convenience retailing, fueling and foodservice into a neighborhood hangout, especially for community groups — which makes perfect sense given that it was designed by community focus groups. (Rio Rancho, NM) (2015)
     
 

 Packaged beverages

 
  • Mendez Fuel (Mendez Fuel Holdings LLC)
    Mendez Fuel has a cold-pressed juices program for incredibly fresh smoothies and juices. And it also offers a variety of craft beers on tap as part of its growler program, including a new program with canned growlers (Miami, FL). (2016)
     
  • Throx Market Station (Throckmorton Enterprises Inc.)
    The store has high-end food, a protein shake program and plenty of unique better-for-your items, but it is the community spirit that sets Throx apart. (Winchester, VA). (2016)
     
  • Fuel City
    It’s a gas station, car wash, acclaimed taco destination a general place of curiosity with a swimming pool and livestock like longhorns and donkeys. Most of all, it’s wildly successful. (Dallas, TX). (2016)
     
  • Kwik Trip
    ​Kwik Trip has expanded its selection of healthy food in its fresh case and bakery as part of its commitment to offer more healthy options along with exceptional customer service. (2011)
     
  • Coco Cove
    ​How do you create loyalty with vacationers? Coco Cove has some convenient options, with a wide selection of freshly cooked food ranging from baked salmon, fried chicken, kalua pork, and various pastas, paninis and pizzas. (2011)
     
 

 Beer

 
  • Kum & Go
    The company’s new marketplace design prototype has a variety of unique offerings for customers, especially around fresh, with the goal to create the store of the future for associates and for customers. (Johnston, IA). (2016)
     
  • Mendez Fuel (Mendez Fuel Holdings LLC)
    Mendez Fuel has a cold-pressed juices program for incredibly fresh smoothies and juices. And it also offers a variety of craft beers on tap as part of its growler program, including a new program with canned growlers (Miami, FL). (2016)
     
  • Metro Market (Sprint Food Stores Inc.)
    Metro Market embraces the historical aspects of an old building with a modern offer, with the design and concept of being a place to hang out, study or host social and business events (Augusta, GA). (2016)
     
  • Slovacek’s
    The unique architecture and quirky personality is the driving force drawing costumers in, but it’s Slovacek’s fresh baked goods, homemade meats and cheeses, gourmet sandwiches and unique merchandise that keeps customers coming back (West, TX). (2016)
     
  • High Country Market & GastroPub
    Owner Zahir Walji is one of a few level two sommeliers in the region, and he sells 30 of the top 100 rated wines in the country. But there is much more to this high-end gastropub/gas station, where even its own unique black truffle and rosemary ketchup is made from scratch. (Round Rock, TX). (2016)
     
 

 Coffee/tea

 
  • Kum & Go
    The company’s new marketplace design prototype has a variety of unique offerings for customers, especially around fresh, with the goal to create the store of the future for associates and for customers. (Johnston, IA). (2016)
     
  • Metro Market (Sprint Food Stores Inc.)
    Metro Market embraces the historical aspects of an old building with a modern offer, with the design and concept of being a place to hang out, study or host social and business events (Augusta, GA). (2016)
     
  • Sheetz (Sheetz Inc.)
    This is the first modern location for Sheetz without gasoline or parking, with a complete focus on the food and beverage offering. The nearly 15,000-square-foot location is “a giant sandbox” to experiment and develop programs to redefine the company. (Morgantown, WV) (2015)
     
  • The Cube
    The prototype drive-thru convenience store offers customers a way to shop for a range of items without leaving their cars. The store has a full kitchen, fresh foods and online ordering, and takes advantage of a small lot that doesn’t work for other retail formats. (Norman, OK) (2015)
     
  • RaceTrac
    The company has a strong commitment to “the RaceTrac way” — to make people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable. A big part of that commitment is achieved through the RT6K — a new concept (Smyrna, GA) that with has refocused the company and what it delivers. (2014)
     
 

 Private Label

 
  • Maverik
    ​Maverik continues to innovate, whether sponsoring sports and outdoors activities, unique partnerships and acquisitions or introducing interesting new products. The idea is that adventure is everywhere. (2013)
     
  • Marine Corps Exchange
    ​The Marine Corps Exchange is a convenience store within a much larger store, allowing customers to enjoy both convenience and one-stop shopping. (2012)
     
  • Kwik Trip
    ​Kwik Trip has expanded its selection of healthy food in its fresh case and bakery as part of its commitment to offer more healthy options along with exceptional customer service. (2011)
     
  • Power Market
    ​Food is a huge focus, and accounts for 80% of the products offered. The overall goal: offer ambience and “wow” factor plus state-of-the-art innovation that carries forward through at least 2020. (2010)
     
  • MAPCO Express
    As customers increasingly rely upon the phones for everything from social media to commerce, MAPCO (Clarksville, TN) focuses on creating a unique experience customized to the customer via their phones, whether at the store, at the pump or even at home. (2014)
     
 

 Car Wash

 
  • Kum & Go
    The company’s new marketplace design prototype has a variety of unique offerings for customers, especially around fresh, with the goal to create the store of the future for associates and for customers. (Johnston, IA). (2016)
     
  • Mendez Fuel (Mendez Fuel Holdings LLC)
    Mendez Fuel has a cold-pressed juices program for incredibly fresh smoothies and juices. And it also offers a variety of craft beers on tap as part of its growler program, including a new program with canned growlers (Miami, FL). (2016)
     
  • Fuel City
    It’s a gas station, car wash, acclaimed taco destination a general place of curiosity with a swimming pool and livestock like longhorns and donkeys. Most of all, it’s wildly successful. (Dallas, TX). (2016)
     
  • The Cube
    The prototype drive-thru convenience store offers customers a way to shop for a range of items without leaving their cars. The store has a full kitchen, fresh foods and online ordering, and takes advantage of a small lot that doesn’t work for other retail formats. (Norman, OK) (2015)
     
  • Tiger Mart
    ​Victron Energy operates several very unique convenience offerings. Its Tiger Mart delivers convenience in one location. (2010)
     
 

 New profit centers

 
  • Kum & Go
    The company’s new marketplace design prototype has a variety of unique offerings for customers, especially around fresh, with the goal to create the store of the future for associates and for customers. (Johnston, IA). (2016)
     
  • Mendez Fuel (Mendez Fuel Holdings LLC)
    Mendez Fuel has a cold-pressed juices program for incredibly fresh smoothies and juices. And it also offers a variety of craft beers on tap as part of its growler program, including a new program with canned growlers (Miami, FL). (2016)
     
  • Metro Market (Sprint Food Stores Inc.)
    Metro Market embraces the historical aspects of an old building with a modern offer, with the design and concept of being a place to hang out, study or host social and business events (Augusta, GA). (2016)
     
  • Slovacek’s
    The unique architecture and quirky personality is the driving force drawing costumers in, but it’s Slovacek’s fresh baked goods, homemade meats and cheeses, gourmet sandwiches and unique merchandise that keeps customers coming back (West, TX). (2016)
     
  • Maxol/Applegreen
    Some of the most innovative ideas in store design and foodservice execution are in Ireland. At both Maxol and Applegreen food is first—plus a focus on design and making the store a destination (Dublin, Ireland). (2016)
     
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