ALTOONA, Pa.—In an effort to bring customers the latest products and services, Sheetz will open its first-ever technology and innovation hub at Bakery Square in Pittsburg on Oct. 1, according to the city’s CBS station.
The hub will focus on developing, testing and implementing offerings that may one day appear on Sheetz store shelves. Among the new services and products recently launched by Sheetz are an extensive line of cannabidiol (CBD) products, Bitcoin kiosks at several stores and expanded wine and beer collections, including an exclusive coffee-flavored brew.
“Our mission at Sheetz is to create a business that puts the Sheetz as we know it today, out of business,” Emily Sheetz, AVP of Strategy at Sheetz, said in a prepared statement. “This hub is an investment in the future and will give Sheetz a unique opportunity to access developers and other talent in Pittsburgh.”
Mary Beth Green, Sheetz's innovation officer, said the Altoona-based company chose Pittsburgh because of the city’s reputation as a great place for start-ups and technological innovation.