Parker’s new store in Port Royal, S.C., located at 1705 Ribaut Road opened Thurs., June 19, marking the company’s 35th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area.
“It’s a beautiful store, with a great Parker’s team there who are set to provide superior customer service,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “We’re excited to be opening our sixth store in Beaufort County, in the beautiful Port Royal area.”
The modern convenience and fuel store features the latest in The Parker Co.’s customer-friendly and high-quality store design and product display strategies, according to Brandon Hofmann, Parker’s chief marketing officer. Hofmann oversees in-store design, signage, aesthetics, product selection, merchandising and product placement in all of the company’s convenience stores and gourmet markets.
The almost $2 million store offers wide-open aisles, a 24-valve fountain for soft drinks with Chewy Ice; 12 fueling positions; attractive landscaping; and the beautiful tile bathrooms that are a Parker’s trademark and a favorite of Mom’s and families.
The Port Royal store will also feature Parker’s signature gourmet coffee bar with a selection of fresh milk and creamers, fresh-brewed sweet tea and ice cold lemonade.
For fuel customers, in addition to Parker’s standard line of regular, mid-grade and premium fuels which include 10% ethanol, the new store also offers diesel fuel and non-ethanol fuel—a favorite of boat owners.
“Non-ethanol fuel increases the efficiency of boat motors and extends motor life,” according to Amy Lane, Parker’s chief operating officer. The store parking lot design will provide marine customers towing boats with easy in and out access, she added.
For the company’s adult customers, the store will feature Parker’s well-known ‘Beer Cave’ which offers a wide-selection of domestic and imported beers kept at 28 degrees; and an extensive line of e-cigarettes. Parker’s also guarantees its adult customers interested in tobacco products “the absolute lowest cigarette carton prices,” in the area, according to Hofmann.
An official ribbon-cutting for the new store will be held Tuesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. to welcome local officials and leaders from area schools, hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Parker’s newest convenience store in Port Royal, SC. at 1705 Ribaut Rd. at the intersection of Paris Avenue, across the street from the Port Royal Police Dept.