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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kum & Go LC reached a milestone today, opening its 50th convenience store in Colorado.
The nearly 5,000-square-foot store in Colorado Springs features an expanded Go Fresh Market offering of made-to-order pizzas, baked goods, and breakfast and deli sandwiches -- all made fresh daily in the on-site kitchen. In addition, the store includes more fueling stations and a variety of fuel offerings.
"We're excited to bring our newest store design to Colorado Springs," said Kum & Go President and CEO Kyle J. Krause. "This store layout has been designed with our customers in mind. From fresh food options to a wide selection in products, all aspects of our stores have been configured to focus on delivering fast, friendly customer service."
The newest member of Kum & Go’s portfolio was built according to the company's sustainable practices. Sustainable features include Solatube skylights, LED lighting both inside and outside the store, low-flow water efficient fixtures and high energy-efficiency equipment. Each new store is also built using recyclable and locally sourced materials.
The latest Colorado Springs location also supports Kum & Go's partnership with Community Intersections, which provides recycling opportunities at the pump and creates jobs for adults with disabilities at all 10 Kum & Go stores in Colorado Springs.
"We're passionate about the communities we serve. We demonstrate that passion first by bringing an eco-friendly store. And second, by giving back," Krause said. "We donate 10 percent of our profits to educational and charitable causes every year."
Kum & Go is investing between $70 million and $80 million to build 20 to 25 stores over the next few years in the Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs region, as CSNews Online previously reported.
Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, the family-owned company currently operates more than 420 convenience stores in 11 states: Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.