BEAUFORT, S.C. — Convenience-store retailer Enmarket has purchased a Tiger Express store in Beaufort, S.C., bringing its total number of outlets in the Palmetto State to 50.
- Enmarket is No. 55 on CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by total number of retail outlets. CSP will release the 2020 list in June.
“The location is a strategic part of our growth plan in the Beaufort area,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “Highway 21 is a heavily commuted artery connecting Charleston and Beaufort, making this location a prime opportunity for us.”
The 4,475-square-foot store reopened April 30 after Enmarket installed new fuel dispensers and improved interior with features such as its bean-to-cup coffee brewers. The location will undergo a more comprehensive renovation before the end of the year, the company said. The main feature of the remodel will be the installation of Enmarket’s signature Eatery restaurant. The store will stay open throughout the remodeling process. The company will also update the site's car wash.
The store will offer technology-based amenities such as Skip Frictionless Checkout, as well as Enmarket’s loyalty program Enjoy Rewards and its enPay debit card. Salt Lake City-based Skip offers a suite of mobile checkout apps for shoppers and retailers. With Skip, customers can scan and pay for items on their mobile devices. Newton, Mass.-based Paytronix Systems powers Enmarket's loyalty program.
Savannah, Ga.-based Enmarket operates more than 125 convenience stores, 14 quick-service restaurants and a fast-casual restaurant.