DETROIT—The Detroit Free Press got the scoop on Sheetz’s plans to expand its footprint into Michigan.
“We are thrilled to continue our growth into Michigan and bring the ultimate one-stop-shop to people across the state," Travis Sheetz, president and CEO. “Sheetz is dedicated to being a great employer and neighbor and we cannot wait to put those values into action as we expand into our first new state in two decades.”
Sheetz plans to open its first Michigan store in Detroit in 2025 with more to come. Travis Sheetz said that he believes the c-stores "will resonate" with locals and that the company would like to have a "major presence in the entire Detroit metro area" and eventually open 75 stores in the state.
Altoona, Pennsylvania-based Sheetz operates 669 store locations across its six-state footprint, which includes Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
Michigan is about to become a hotbed for first-class convenience retail.
Iowa-based Kum & Go announced its expansion plans into the Michigan market, beginning with several Grand Rapids-area stores opening in 2023.
“We are excited to bring the Kum & Go brand to our 13th state. Grand Rapids is an amazing community,” said Tanner Krause, CEO of Kum & Go. “Kum & Go will create quality jobs, give back to and help develop the community and make days better for a whole new set of customers. We think Grand Rapids and Kum & Go are a great match.”
Kwik Trip, with stores in its homebase of Wisconsin and Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa, is also adding Michigan to its portfolio. The vertically integrated convenience retailer is opening its first store in the state in Ironwood.