Neon Marketplace Opens New Rhode Island Location

The upstart New England brand focuses on ‘premium products at bright, clean, and technology-driven stores.’

January 03, 2022

Neon Marketplace

WARWICK, Rhode Island—Neon Marketplace, a new brand in the convenience store industry, opened the doors to its 5,500-square-foot location in Warwick, Rhode Island, featuring a full menu of fresh, on-the-go food and beverage items, 900-square feet of outdoor seating with heat lamps, plus Tesla Superchargers, gasoline and diesel on the forecourt.

Artisan-style pizza prepared in an 800-degree brick oven, hot and cold grinders, burgers and chicken sandwiches, savory sweets are all on the menu, plus premium bean-to-cup coffees and espresso beverages.

“We are thrilled to bring Neon Marketplace’s model of modern convenience to Warwick (and soon Seekonk), both busy hubs of commerce,” said Peter Rasmussen, director of operations for Neon Marketplace. “Neon prides itself on offering premium products at bright, clean, and technology-driven stores.”

Neon’s vision is to develop a food and energy marketplace across 150-plus c-stores in New England over the next five years, including 10 locations by the end of 2022. There are two Neon Marketplace Express locations already operating in Middletown and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and a Neon Marketplace will soon open in Seekonk, Rhode Island.

Neon views itself as an energy headquarters where Tesla Superchargers are offered as well as gasoline and diesel. “We provide the same great low price for fuel for all customers no matter what form of payment they choose and do not force anyone to join a club or discount program to save at the pump,” Rasmussen said.

Neon Marketplace says its two newest locations have brought over 50 careers to each of their respective communities, offering competitive wages of up to $17/hour for colleagues and up to $100,000 for general managers.

The Warwick and Seekonk stores have also partnered with We Share Hope, a local nonprofit food rescue operation that provides food and other necessities for those most in need in the community.