ALTOONA, Pa. — The Sheetz convenience-store chain has been among the most aggressive retailers to go after liquor licenses since a 2016 law change made them available to c-stores in Pennsylvania.
This month, the Altoona, Pa.-based chain announced it has added beer sales to another 30 of its stores in Pennsylvania, bringing its total to more than 130 sites in the state.
These store locations offer a variety of domestic, import and craft beers. "With the addition of beer at these stores, Sheetz continues to meet its customers demand for the ultimate one-stop shop where they can fuel up, enjoy a meal and also responsibly purchase alcoholic beverages," the company said.
Sheetz executives were instrumental in changing Pennsylvania state law to gain the right to sell alcohol beverages, campaigning for the change and embracing it once granted.
Established in 1952, Sheetz Inc. is one of America's fastest-growing family-owned and -operated convenience-store chains. The company operates more than 580 store locations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.
This year, the chain ranked No. 14 among the largest c-store chains in the country.