At the end of last year, Sheetz, which operates 598 stores in six states, revealed plans to install 24 new sites, six rebuilds, 18 remodels and nine refreshes in 2020. Each of the 24 new stores will span either 5,000 or 6,000 square feet, will have six to eight multipump dispensers (MPDs) and 40 to 45 parking spaces.
The company also had a big 2019 in terms of food and beverage innovation. In May, the company partnered with brewer Rusty Rail Brewing Co. to create its first-ever craft beer, Project Coffee Hopz. The beer is a coffee bean IPA that was released as an LTO in 55 Sheetz stores across Pennsylvania. By the end of the year, Sheetz also had launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in all of its 597 locations, joining only a few other c-store chains that are on the plant-based meat bandwagon.
Sheetz also rolled out a line of cannabidiol (CBD) products at more than 140 of its stores across Pennsylvania last year. The items included topical rubs and patches, tinctures, vape pens, oral pouches, capsules, pet products and more.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2019.
|No. of Stores:||598|
|Rank Last Year:||14|