Altoona, Pa.-based convenience chain Sheetz is planning a large expansion in western Pennsylvania in the coming years.
First covered by Store Brands’ sister publication Convenience Store News, the company, which offers an array of private label products, plans to open as many as 30 new locations in the region in the next three to five years. The announcement comes just over a month after fellow Pennsylvania-based convenience store retailer Wawa Inc., which has a stronger presence in eastern Pennsylvania, shared its plans to move farther west into central Pennsylvania, as Convenience Store News reported.
"Even though Sheetz has a long history in western Pennsylvania, there are many areas that could benefit from the 24/7 convenience that our company provides," said Brian Dinges, Director of Real Estate for Sheetz, in a statement.
Sheetz operates 294 convenience stores within Pennsylvania. In April 2022, Sheetz announced plans to expand further into western Ohio with 20 new stores over the next five years. Its first location in that region is expected to open in Dayton in 2024.
Sheetz operates more than 640 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.