New store features more square footage focused on fresh food, expanded product options and sustainability.
Kum & Go L.C. has opened a new Kum & Go store in Ankeny, Iowa at 3603 NE Otterview Circle.
This newly constructed store, the company’s fifth in Ankeny, expands Kum & Go’s presence in the Des Moines metropolitan market to 45 stores, and in Iowa to 173 stores.
The nearly 5,000-square-foot store introduces many new features both inside and outside the buildings. Inside, customers will find a larger product selection, a center checkout area with customer-focused staff, and an expanded Go Fresh Market offering made-to-order pizzas, breakfast and deli sandwiches, and baked goods—all made fresh daily at Kum & Go’s on-site kitchen. Outside, a larger number of fueling positions, as well more variety in fuel offerings, give customers more choices and value at the pump.
“We’re excited to bring our newest store design to Ankeny,” said president and CEO, Kyle Krause. “This store layout has been designed with our customers in mind. From fresh, made-from-scratch food options, to a wide selection in products, all aspects of our stores have been configured to focus on delivering fast, friendly customer service.”
Another distinguishing feature of Kum & Go’s new store design is the strong emphasis on sustainability. Kum & Go designs and constructs the stores with LEED certification in mind. Each store is submitted under these rigorous guidelines to become LEED certified. Sustainable features of this new Kum & Go store includes Solatube skylights, LED lighting both inside and outside the store, low-flow water efficient fixtures, and high energy-efficiency equipment. Each store is built using recyclable materials and locally sourced materials.
“We’re passionate about the communities we serve. We demonstrate that passion first by bringing an eco-friendly store,” said Krause. “And, second, by giving back. We donate 10% of our profits to educational and charitable causes every year.”