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Retailers Open New Stores With Innovative Designs

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.— Two such convenience store chains, Cumberland Farms and ARKO Corp., recently opened new stores that focus on the customer experience and fresh foodservice.

Cumberland Farms opened its newest store in Fall River, Mass., yesterday. The new store features the company’s innovative design, equipment and menu. In addition, customers can receive a car wash at the AutoSpa located onsite.

Spanning more than 4,400 square feet, the Stevens Street retailer will offer 10 gas fueling stations across five islands, 25 parking spots and the convenience of curbside pick-up/order ahead capabilities available with the SmartPay Rewards app. Also opening onsite is a new AutoSpa car wash with a touchless wash bay and a soft-touch wash bay.

“We are thrilled to open another store in Fall River, strengthening our presence in that city,” said George Fournier, president of EG America, in a press release. “Residents and travelers will be able to enjoy our latest innovative design and expansive array of food and beverage options while still experiencing the fast and friendly service we’ve offered for years.”

ARKO Corp. has completed its latest remodeled store, the second this year, as part of ARKO’s remodel initiative. The newly remodeled fas mart store is in Mechanicsville, Va.

ARKO currently plans to remodel 360 out of 1,400 company-operated stores across its family of community brands with an investment of approximately $360 million over three to five years to unify the stores in design while maintaining local well-known banners in each area. The goal of this initiative is to enhance the overall customer experience and value offering as well as expand the product assortment.

“We are proud to be unveiling the second store in our remodel initiative,” said Arie Kotler, chairman, president and CEO of ARKO, in a press release. “We believe the remodeled locations greatly enhance the customer experience and we expect these stores to deliver additional growth and returns for our stakeholders. From architectural drawings to layouts, to acquiring permits, we are working hard on our remodel initiative.”

For more about ARKO’s vision for its future, read “Tying it All Together” from the March 2021 issue of NACS Magazine.

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