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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Giant Eagle's GetGo gas station and convenience stores added four CoGo locations in Pennsylvania to their ranks this week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Giant Eagle has announced plans for the converted locations to begin serving customers and offering the company's fuel discount program -- called "fuelperks!" -- by the end of this week. Under the program, purchases at Giant Eagle grocery stores earn discounts on gasoline bought at GetGo.
The new locations will remain open during their conversion.
Daniel Pastor, Giant Eagle's vice president of foods and convenience, said the acquisitions are "part of our corporate strategy as it relates to fuel. We're looking to have a fuel presence around our stores. Without a doubt, customers have been a large portion of driving that equation."
Giant Eagle customers have been calling to ask where they could redeem their gas discounts, he said.
"In some cases, we were asking them to drive significant distances, which bordered on inconvenience. We had a big void in the North Hills area and this acquisition has helped us fill in that void."
While he said that the "lion's share" of GetGo locations are built from the ground up, Giant Eagle may continue to acquire existing gas stations and convenience stores in proximity of Giant Eagle grocery stores, the report stated.
Last year, five Shell stations were acquired, including one in Cranberry. The Tri-State area has 79 GetGo locations, including 44 in and around Pittsburgh.