Another element of the strategic remodel initiative involves teardown and reconstruction, which will take place at three Love’s locations this year. Those stores will close and reopen with an expanded footprint, according to Love’s. The teardown and rebuild is already complete at stores in Oklahoma City and in Gary, Indiana — both locations reopened to customers in February, Love’s said.
In addition to the remodels, the c-store chain is planning to open more than two dozen new stores this year. The renovation and expansion of Love’s, which operates stores in 42 states, is the latest example of a c-store chain modernizing to meet shifting needs of consumers.
“The blend of efficiency and experience for consumers is quickly earning c-store brands recognition and loyalty,” said Elizabeth Latfontaine, chief analyst for Retail Leader Pro. “Leaning into prepared foods and delivery tech is key to gaining new customers and fostering long-term growth of the channel.”