Kum & Go will open a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store on Friday, Oct. 11, in Marion, Iowa. This store, located at 3215 Seventh Ave., is twice the size of the store it replaces at 3370 Seventh Ave.
The spacious new store is designed to provide a convenient shopping experience for customers. While the previous store offered a limited hot menu, such as hot dogs and tornados, the new store has a “Go Fresh Market” offering a wide array of fresh foods. Options include made-to-order pizzas, baked goods, and breakfast and deli sandwiches—all made daily in Kum & Go’s new on-site kitchen.
Customers are invited to stop by to sample many of these food options and grab $1 pizza slices during the first week the store is open. Outside, more fueling stations and a large variety of fuel offerings will give customers more choices and value at the pump.
“We work hard to deliver fast and friendly service to our customers,” said president and CEO Kyle Krause. “This new store and our existing store on Blairs Ferry Road both feature our larger store design, which enables us to offer additional products and services to all of our customers in Marion.”
Kum & Go stores are saving energy and water through the company’s commitment to sustainable practices. Kum & Go is replacing many of its smaller, older stores with new, larger stores, such as the one in Marion, which are designed, constructed and submitted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Kum & Go currently has 60 LEED-certified stores, with 11 additional projects under construction—the most of any convenience retailer in the nation.
Sustainable features of this new Kum & Go store include Solatube skylights, LED lighting (both inside and outside the store), low-flow, water-efficient fixtures and highly energy-efficient equipment. Each store is built using recyclable and locally sourced materials.
“Building more sustainable stores is just one of the many ways we live our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen in the communities where we operate,” said Krause. “Another way is by donating 10% of our company’s profits each year to a variety of nonprofit charitable organizations in the communities we serve.”
Kum & Go has two stores in Marion and 150 stores throughout Iowa. Kum & Go operates 420 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).