Casey’s Plans a C-Store Without Fuel

The chain’s first non-fuel location will be in Des Moines.

October 09, 2020

DES MOINES—Casey’s plans to open its first convenience store location without fuel, the Des Moines Register reports. The 3,400-square-foot store will be located near Drake University.

With plans still in the works, Casey’s hasn’t released a timeline for building the store, nor would the company outline what will be sold inside. “Casey’s future plans include non-fuel stores as a different format to meet the needs of the community,” said Katie Petru, director of communications for Casey’s. “We remain focused on opening the right stores in the right locations to bring Casey’s to guests who are asking for it.”

Casey’s mentioned to investors it was exploring non-fuel stores earlier this year in its three-year strategic plan. The company’s plan includes opening 350 new convenience stores and increasing its digital footprint. Recently, Casey’s rebranded its logo to drop the “General Store” from its signage.

In June, NACS Daily interviewed Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for Casey’s, about the present and future of the Ankeny, Iowa-based retailer.

Meanwhile, Kum & Go opened a walk-up urban store in Des Moines in early summer. That location focuses on healthier grab-and-go food, as well as the more usual convenience store products. Kum & Go plans to open a similar location in Ames, Iowa.