Kroger is expected to open a new gas station by the end of 2012 on a property it owns in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., according to Ann Arbor digital media company news.
The new gas station will measure nearly one acre on a lot at 1771 E. Michigan Ave. The station plans to focus on gasoline sales, offering customers 10 pumps on five islands. The store will not feature a convenience center, but will have a 100 square foot kiosk to sell a few small items.
Kroger has steadily been adding gas stations to its stores for several years. The stations are popular with local residents because of the discount programs offered through the grocery store. For every $100 spent on groceries per month, a customer receives 10 cents off per gallon of gas, and customers with a Kroger Plus Card and a Kroger 1-2-3 Visa receive 15 cents off per gallon.
Kroger, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, operates 789 convenience stores and more than 1,100 supermarket fuel centers in 31 states.