COLLINSVILLE, Va.—GMP Investments LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ARKO Corp., has opened the first of its new remodels at a fas mart in Collinsville, Va. The store is the first of 10 remodels planned for 2021 as part of ARKO’s remodel initiative to update 360 of its 1,400 company-operated stores.
Under the plan, GPM anticipates investing about $360 million over three to five years to unify the stores in design while maintaining the local well-known banners in each area.
“We’re excited to celebrate the official grand opening of our first remodel store location in Collinsville, Va.,” said Michael Bloom, executive vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer at GPM, in a statement. “The remodeled store features a fresh look from the inside out, including an easy to navigate format and expanded food and beverage offerings.”
GMP Investments shared its extensive remodel plans in “Tying it All Together,” in the March 2021 issue of NACS Magazine.
Meanwhile, Yesway celebrated the grand opening of a new Allsup’s in Bangs, Texas, with giveaways and a free concert by country music star Coffey Anderson.
“It is exciting for us to be able to bring this new store to our long-time, loyal customers in Bangs, Texas,” said Tom Trkla, chairman and CEO of Yesway, in a press release. “It is also important that we support the communities we serve, and so, in honor of the grand opening we will be making a $1,250 donation to the Bangs Independent School District, as well as a $1,250 donation to the Bangs Volunteer Fire Department.”