Meijer partners with Starbucks on the gas station of the future

Monday, October 08, 2018

Grocer Meijer is opening the door on the future of its gas stations and convenience stores — and is partnering with Starbucks to do it.

Meijer opened a newly-designed convenience store and gas station on near its Grand Rapids, Mich. headquarters.

The company said the new 5,500-square-foot convenience store will be its gas station to include a separate full-service Starbucks. The store will also include fresh produce and protein-based snacks, wraps, fruit, and organic items, as well as grab-and-go meals prepared locally by Superior Foods.

“We are proud to continue to roll out what we see as the future of convenience for our gas station patrons,” Adam Whitney, Meijer’s vice president of gas stations and convenience stores, said in an announcement from the company. “We believe our customers will appreciate the ease and accessibility that the new design offers and the expanded assortment of freshly-made options that reflects their desire for healthier snacks.”

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