GPM Investments Expands DoorDash Partnership

The company brings the delivery service to 286 additional stores, bringing the total to 900+ participating locations.

March 17, 2022

DoorDash Delivery Driver With A Food Delivery Bag

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—GPM Investments has expanded its DoorDash partnership to an additional 286 stores. The partnership now spans 960 stores across 24 states and covers several brands in the GPM portfolio including: Village Pantry, fas mart, Town Star, Scotchman, Roadrunner Markets, E-Z Mart, Breadbox, Admiral, Next Door Stores, Young’s, Li’l Cricket, Jiffi Stop, shore stop, 1-Stop, Apple Market, Bread & Butter Shop, Express Stop, Fastmarket, Jetz and Riiser.

First introduced in July 2020, the initial DoorDash pilot with GPM began in select Richmond, Virginia, store locations, and the partnership continued during the pandemic. GPM says the feedback since the launch has been positive and demand for this delivery service continues to grow.

“Customers are always looking for convenient ways to enjoy their favorite products,” said Jim Rastetter, category manager at GPM. “We’ve seen an increased interest in delivery services since the pandemic and placed importance on bringing convenience one step closer to our customer’s doors.”

Currently, customers can shop for over 300 items, including everyday convenience essentials and grocery staples from GPM stores through DoorDash’s marketplace app or website. The newly selected locations were chosen based on their ability to support the most popular purchase items.

In August 2021, GPM introduced an alcohol delivery program through the DoorDash marketplace. The program allows GPM stores to sell hard cider, seltzer, wine and beer from a variety of premium, value and imported brands for on-demand delivery in 84 participating Virginia-based stores.

GPM Investments, which is owned by ARKO Group, accelerated from 300 stores to close to 1,400 retail stores and 1,500 dealer sites in less than 10 years. NACS Magazine explores how GPM is remodeling its stores to unify its portfolio in “Tying It All Together” in the March 2021 issue.