Kum & Go Opens New, Larger Site in Ankeny, Iowa

Convenience store focuses on fresh food, expanded product options, sustainability

Published in CSP Daily News

ANKENY, Iowa -- Kum & Go L.C. opened a new Kum & Go store in the backyard of Casey’s General Stores in Ankeny.

This newly constructed store, the company's fifth in Ankeny, expands Kum & Go's presence in the Des Moines metropolitan market to 45 stores, and in Iowa to 173 stores.

The nearly 5,000-square-foot store introduces many new features both inside and outside the buildings. Inside, customers will find a larger product selection, a center checkout area with customer-focused staff, and an expanded Go Fresh Market offering made-to-order pizzas, breakfast and deli sandwiches, and baked goods, all made fresh daily at Kum & Go's on-site kitchen.

Outside, a larger number of fueling positions, as well as more variety in fuel offerings, give customers more choices and value at the pump.

"We're excited to bring our newest store design to Ankeny," said president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. "This store layout has been designed with our customers in mind. From fresh, made-from-scratch food options, to a wide selection in products, all aspects of our stores have been configured to focus on delivering fast, friendly customer service."

Another distinguishing feature of Kum & Go's new store design is the strong emphasis on sustainability. Kum & Go designs and constructs the stores with LEED certification in mind. Each store is submitted under these rigorous guidelines to become LEED certified. Sustainable features of this new Kum & Go store includes Solatube skylights, LED lighting both inside and outside the store, low-flow water efficient fixtures and high energy-efficiency equipment.

West Des Moines, Iowa-based Kum & Go is the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the United States with more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states.