Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest store in Muscatine, Iowa

New store on Cedar Street features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Muscatine, IA, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, November 30, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Muscatine, Iowa, at 416 Cedar Street. The 6,200+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. To help encourage customers to try those offerings, the first 200 customers will receive a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich or donut!

A key feature of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Expansive beer cave
  • Seating inside and patio seating outside
  • Custom Ampersand sculpture celebrating the sights and attractions of the Muscatine community
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Design using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 563-263-2806. The phone number to the food area is 563-263-2694.

There are three Kum & Go stores in Muscatine. Kum & Go operates 133 stores in the state of Iowa.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming)

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go opens its newest store in Waukee, Iowa

New store on Hickman Road features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Waukee, IA, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, November 9, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Waukee, Iowa, at 650 Hickman Road. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. To help encourage customers to try those offerings, the first 200 customers will receive a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich or donut!

A key feature of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Expansive beer cave and growler station
  • Seating inside and patio seating outside
  • Custom Ampersand sculpture celebrating the sights and attractions of the Waukee community
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Design using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 515-300-2201. The phone number to the food area is 515-300-2307.

There are four stores in Waukee. This new store replaces an older store located at 85 4th Street, which is now closed. Kum & Go operates 52 stores in the Des Moines area and 126 in the state of Iowa. Future locations of this food-focused layout are planned for 2017 in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming)

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest store in Altoona, Iowa

New store on First Avenue features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Altoona, IA, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, November 2, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Altoona, Iowa, at 1430 1st Avenue North. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. To help encourage customers to try those offerings, the first 99 customers will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza!

A key feature of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside and patio seating outside
  • Custom Ampersand sculpture celebrating the sights and attractions of the Altoona community
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Design using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 515-967-4897. The phone number to the food area is 515-967-5059.

This is the second Kum & Go in Altoona. Kum & Go operates 52 stores in the Des Moines area and 132 in the state of Iowa. Future locations of this food-focused layout are planned for 2017 in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go opens its newest store in Ames, Iowa

New store on Lincoln Way features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Ames, IA, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, August 31, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Ames, Iowa, at 4506 Lincoln Way. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. To help encourage customers to try those offerings, the first 99 customers will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza!

A key feature of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Expansive beer cave and Growler station featuring fresh beer on tap, many from local breweries:
    • Toppling Goliath Pompeii
    • Confluence Des Moines IPA
    • Confluence Oktoberfest
    • Firetrucker Uptown IPA
    • Twisted Vine Twisted Blonde Ale
    • Exile Ruthie
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Boone Valley Brewing Roxie Irish Red
  • Custom Ampersand sculpture celebrating the sights and attractions of the Ames community.
  • Seating inside and patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Design using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 515-292-9416. The phone number to the food area is 515-292-4368.

Kum & Go operates 8 stores in the Ames area, and 131 in the state of Iowa. Future locations of this food-focused layout are planned for 2017 in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go to support Habitat’s Home is the Key national campaign

Kum & Go to support Habitat’s Home is the Key national campaign

 

Kum & Go district raising the most donations will build a home in their community

Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the fourth consecutive year, Kum & Go convenience stores and Habitat for Humanity are partnering to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.  Throughout April, Kum & Go has pledged its support of Habitat’s Home is the Key (#HomeIsTheKey) national campaign with a corporate donation and in-store fundraising.  Through their donations, Kum & Go customers will help select a community in which Kum & Go will sponsor the construction of a new Habitat home.

In addition, Kum & Go will distribute several grants to local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Grants will be based on which Kum & Go service areas raise the most money through customer traffic.

Between April 1 and 30, customers can join the effort in a few ways:

  • Adding a $1 or more Habitat donation to in-store purchases.
  • Donating spare change to countertop donation box “houses”
  • Purchasing Kum & Go water, where 10 cents per bottle will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Since 2014, Kum & Go along with their customers, have donated more than $1.5 million to support Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. More than 200 Kum & Go associates have volunteered to build alongside future homeowners in locations where Kum & Go operates. Three Kum & Go-sponsored Habitat homes have been built in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Minot, North Dakota; and Story City, Iowa, as a result of the donations.

“Kum & Go and Habitat both share a commitment to building great communities,” says Kyle J. Krause, president & CEO of Kum & Go. “Along with the generous contributions of our loyal customers and through the support of our store associates, Kum & Go is proud to once again support Habitat and the need for affordable housing.”

“We are so pleased to partner with Kum & Go and their customers again in 2017,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president, Development, Habitat for Humanity International. “This partnership has grown and expanded every year, reaching more families who are working to build a better life for themselves and their families. We are very grateful for Kum & Go’s support.”

The Kum & Go support for Habitat’s Home is the Key initiative, which includes a corporate cash donation and customer fundraising component is currently Habitat’s only partnership with a convenience retailer.  Habitat for Humanity works in nearly 1,400 communities in the United States, and in more than 70 countries, where future homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Customers can donate in-stores throughout the month of April. To donate to Habitat online, visit habitat.org. To find the nearest Kum & Go location, visit www.kumandgo.com/find-a-store.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

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Kum & Go opens brand new store in Springfield, Missouri

Brand new store features Marketplace store prototype, fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Springfield, MO, 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, March 23, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Springfield, Missouri, at 3434 West Chestnut Expressway. The 6,200+-square-foot store is the latest store in Springfield and was built with the new Marketplace store design which features a variety of unique offerings, including a giant Ampersand sculpture outside the store featuring several Springfield historical and cultural highlights.

The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practice

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 417-873-9064.

Kum & Go operates 46 stores in the Springfield area, and more than 70 in the state of Missouri. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2017 in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest store in Ozark, Missouri

Brand new store features Marketplace store prototype, fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Ozark, MO, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, February 16, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Ozark, Missouri, at 901 West Jackson Street. The 6,200+-square-foot store is the first store in Ozark and was built with the new Marketplace store design which features a variety of unique offerings.  To encourage customers to try out those offerings, the first 99 customers to arrive on Thursday morning receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.

The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practice

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 417-485-4667.

Kum & Go operates 46 stores in the Springfield area, and more than 70 in the state of Missouri. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2017 in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go features its new Marketplace store design at its newest location in Craig, Colorado

New store prototype features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Craig, CO, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors on Thursday, December 15, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Craig, Colorado, at 700 Victory Way East. The 6,200+-square-foot store is the first store in Colorado to feature the new Marketplace store design which features a variety of unique offerings.  To encourage customers to try out those offerings, the first 99 customers to arrive on Thursday morning receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.

To celebrate the grand opening, a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, December 16, beginning at Noon. The public is encouraged to attend! Free samples of pizza and made to order sandwiches will be given out.

The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

To celebrate the opening, Kum & Go will present checks for $500 each to local non-profits Moffat County Extension Office – 4H Youth Development and Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado.

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 970-824-0377.

Kum & Go operates three stores in the Craig area, and 52 in the state of Colorado. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2016 in Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

New eco-friendly Kum & Go store opens in West Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will open the doors Friday, December 9, at 6 a.m. to its newest location in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 5901 Mills Civic Parkway. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store design with a variety of unique offerings is the latest Kum & Go to be built in the metro.  To encourage customers to try out those offerings, the first 99 customers to arrive on Thursday morning will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.

The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Expansive beer cave and growler station with fresh beer
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practices
  • A customized Ampersand that celebrates Central Iowa

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is (515) 267-6499.

Kum & Go operates more than 50 stores in the Des Moines area. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2016 in Iowa, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go opens new store in 220 50th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options including E85, E15 and Diesel

West Des Moines, Iowa, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will open the doors Thursday, December 1, at 6 a.m. to its newest location in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 220 50th Street. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store design with a variety of unique offerings is the latest Kum & Go to be built in the metro.  To encourage customers to try out those offerings, the first 99 customers to arrive on Thursday morning will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.

strong>The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Expansive beer cave and growler station with fresh beer
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is (515) 223-9313; the phone number to the food area is (515) 223-0591.

Kum & Go operates more than 50 stores in the Des Moines area. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2016 in Iowa, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest location in Cheyenne, Wyoming

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Cheyenne, WY, 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors today, Thursday, November 10, at 6 a.m. to its newest location in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at 4505 Ridge Road. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store design with a variety of unique offerings is the latest Kum & Go to be built in Cheyenne.  To encourage customers to try out those offerings, the first 99 customers to arrive on Thursday morning receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.

To celebrate the grand opening, as well as Veteran’s Day, a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, November 11, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Representatives from Kum & Go, Department of Veteran Affairs, Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, as well as Mayor Rick Kaysen, are scheduled to speak. The public is encouraged to attend! Free pizza and sandwich samples will be available for guests to try some of Kum & Go’s food offerings.

The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 307-634-5657.

Kum & Go operates three stores in the Cheyenne area, and 17 in the state of Wyoming. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2016 in Iowa, Colorado and Oklahoma.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go to raise fund to support United Way of Central Iowa this October

WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2016-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Throughout the month of October, Kum & Go associates will encourage customers to add $1 with each transaction to be donated to United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign. Approximately 50 stores in Polk, Dallas and Warren counties will participate. This year’s theme is “& TOGETHER WE DO MORE.”

In addition to the in-store campaign, associates at the Store Support Center headquarters from Kum & Go, Solar Transport and Des Moines Menace Soccer will participate in activities that will raise money the last week of the month, along with pledges for ongoing support via paycheck contributions. Fundraising got an early start mid-September before the University of Iowa vs. Iowa State University football game. Associates could donate funds to be able to wear their school’s gear for the day. $2,075 was raised in 24 hours!

Last year, Kum & Go, together with its customers and associates, generously donated more than $345,000. This year’s goal is $365,000. All of the donations and funds raised will be given to United Way of Central Iowa to support its work to improve community conditions in Education, Income and Health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. The proceeds benefit children, youth and families in Central Iowa. http://www.unitedwaydm.org/

Kum & Go is committed to being a good neighbor and giving back by donating 10% of its profits to the communities it serves.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go announces E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at Cedar Rapids and Iowa City-area locations on Friday, September 30

Iowa City, IA and Cedar Rapids, IA, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will offer E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at several Cedar Rapids and Iowa City-area Kum & Go locations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30. E-15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, was recently added to many of these locations as one more choice for customers at the pump.

E-15 fuel will be sold for $1.15 per gallon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at the following locations:

Cedar Rapids
Store 508 – 30 Four Oaks Drive SW
Store 514 – 1420 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE
Store 517 – 3132 1st Ave NE
Store 520 – 2604 16th Ave

Coralville
Store 201 – 822 1st Ave
Store 521 – 205 2nd Street

Marion
Store 503 – 3215 7th Ave
Store 509 – 1203 Blairs Ferry Road

North Liberty
Store 507 – 610 N Kansas Ave

Most gasoline sold in the United States contains at least 10 percent ethanol. Fifteen percent blends were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 for vehicles 2001 or newer, and Kum & Go was among the first to offer the new option.

“Our cars are an important part of our everyday lives.  As engine technology has evolved, so have the fuel options,” says Jim Pirolli, Vice President – Fuels, Kum & Go. “Kum & Go is excited to provide this opportunity for consumers to learn more about the options that are available, and save money by trying a new fuel like E-15.”

E-15 has a higher octane content, which means more power.  It also burns cooler and cleaner, reducing carbon emissions and engine wear.  The combination of performance and lower price make E-15 a great value.

“People are often hesitant when it comes to trying something different in their car,” continues Pirolli. “But once they try a new fuel like E-15 and have good results, they switch permanently. Providing several high quality choices AND helping people make informed decisions at the pump is another way that Kum & Go delivers more than customers expect.”

Kum & Go sells E-15 at 90 locations across their network of stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Kum & Go has made it easy to find E-15 at their stores by always offering it via a distinct blue hose and handle.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go announces E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at four Sioux Falls-area locations on September 28

Sioux Falls, SD, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Kum & Go will offer E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at four Sioux Falls-area Kum & Go locations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, including the following locations:

  • Store 620 – 412 N Sycamore Ave
  • Store 625 – 7100 W 41st St
  • Store 631 – 1400 N Cliff Ave
  • Store 633 – 1400 N Minnesota Ave

Additionally, there will be a press conference Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Kum & Go Store 633 located at 1400 N. Minnesota Avenue featuring Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether, POET CEO Jeff Broin and Kum & Go Fuels Vice President Jim Pirolli.

E-15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, was recently added to many of these locations as one more choice for customers at the pump.

Most gasoline sold in the United States contains at least 10 percent ethanol. Fifteen percent blends were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 for vehicles 2001 or newer, and Kum & Go was among the first to offer the new option.

“Our cars are an important part of our everyday lives.  As engine technology has evolved, so have the fuel options,” says Jim Pirolli, Vice President – Fuels, Kum & Go. “Kum & Go is excited to provide this opportunity for consumers to learn more about the options that are available, and save money by trying a new fuel like E-15.”

E-15 has a higher octane content, which means more power.  It also burns cooler and cleaner, reducing carbon emissions and engine wear.  The combination of performance and lower price make E-15 a great value.

“People are often hesitant when it comes to trying something different in their car,” continues Pirolli. “But once they try a new fuel like E-15 and have good results, they switch permanently. Providing several high quality choices AND helping people make informed decisions at the pump is another way that Kum & Go delivers more than customers expect.”

Kum & Go sells E-15 at 90 locations across their network of stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Kum & Go has made it easy to find E-15 at their stores by always offering it via a distinct blue hose and handle.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go announces the opening of its newly built location in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will open the doors Friday morning, September 23, at 6 a.m. to its newly built location in Des Moines, Iowa, at 6304 SW 9th Street. The brand new, 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the new Marketplace store design with a variety of unique offerings is the first Kum & Go of its kind on the South Side of Des Moines.

To encourage customers to try out those offerings:

  • The first 99 customers to arrive on Friday morning will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.
  • On Friday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., customers may enjoy free samples of fresh pizza and new made-to-order sandwiches.

A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 11:30 a.m. at the store on Friday, and the public is welcome to attend.

Developing this distinctive store model took nearly two years, and the result is an entirely new concept. The centerpiece of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside with heated patio seating outside
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Designed for LEED-certified status, using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This new footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

To celebrate the opening, Kum & Go will make a $1,000 contribution to the Celebration Worship Center to purchase a basketball hoop and playground equipment.

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is (515) 953-5209.

Kum & Go operates 51 stores in the Des Moines area. Future locations of this new layout are planned for 2016 in Iowa, Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Missouri, and Arkansas.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Kum & Go celebrates E-15 Day with E15 for $1.15 per gallon at its Des Moines-area locations on September 16

Des Moines, IA, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate E-15 Day, Kum & Go will offer E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, for $1.15 per gallon at many Des Moines-area Kum & Go locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16. (See below for a complete list of stores and addresses where E-15 is available.)

“The Bachelor” reality-TV star and Iowa farmer Chris Soules will be on hand at Store 129 in Johnston (5225 NW 86th Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. talking about the benefits of E-15 with customers.

Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad will sign the E-15 Day proclamation at 8:15 a.m. on Friday at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol.

Most gasoline sold in the United States contains at least 10 percent ethanol. Fifteen percent blends were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 for vehicles 2001 or newer, and Kum & Go was among the first to offer the new option.

“Our cars are an important part of our everyday lives. As engine technology has evolved, so have the fuel options,” says Jim Pirolli, Vice President – Fuels, Kum & Go. “Kum & Go is excited to provide this opportunity for consumers to learn more about the options that are available, and save money by trying a new fuel like E-15.”

E-15 has a higher octane content, which means more power. It also burns cooler and cleaner, reducing carbon emissions and engine wear. The combination of performance and lower price make E-15 a great value.

“People are often hesitant when it comes to trying something different in their car,” continues Pirolli. “But once they try a new fuel like E-15 and have good results, they switch permanently. Providing several high quality choices AND helping people make informed decisions at the pump is another way that Kum & Go delivers more than customers expect.”

Kum & Go sells E-15 at 90 locations across their network of stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Kum & Go has made it easy to find E-15 at their stores by always offering it via a distinct blue hose and handle.

E-15 fuel will be sold for $1.15 per gallon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16, at the following locations:

Ankeny
Store 92 – 1025 E. 1st Street, Ankeny
Store 518 – 3603 NE Otter View Circle
Store 579 – 165 SW Magazine Road

Clive
Store 206 – 1725 NW 86th Street

Des Moines
Store 4110 – 2110 Guthrie Avenue
Store 535 – 4960 E. Broadway Avenue
Store 536 – 1300 Keo Way
Store 573 – 5830 SE 14th Street

De Soto
Store 95– 1203 Guthrie Street

Grimes
Store 141 – 1880 SE Princeton Drive
Store 237 – 801 N 1st Street

Johnston
Store 129 – 5225 NW 86th Street
Store 570 – 5800 Northglenn Drive

Stuart
Store 510 – 629 S Division Street

Urbandale
Store 170 – 6990 Douglas Avenue
Store 542 – 11989 Hickman Road
Store 572 – 4860 NW Urbandale Drive
Store 157 – 4585 156th Street

Waukee
Store 59 – 400 Prairie Bluff Drive
Store 540 – 3105 Grand Prairie Parkway

West Des Moines
Store 8 – 1293 8th Street

Windsor Heights
Store 4098 – 7229 University Avenue

Winterset
Store 246 – 111 E. Jefferson Street

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

Media Contact:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
kristie.bell@kumandgo.com
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go