Cumberland Farms comes to the Gulf Coast
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Convenience store and fuel retailer EG Group introduced its Cumberland Farms brand to the Florida Gulf Coast and Alabama. It is opening two new Cumberland Farms stores in the area, the first of many planned for the Gulf Coast over the next 24 months.
Both stores will feature the chain’s latest design with the latest amenities and menu.
“We know that Gulf Coast residents and former New Englanders who moved to this area will enjoy seeing Cumberland Farms in their neighborhood,” said George Fournier, President of EG America. “Not only are we strengthening our longstanding presence in Florida, but we are also entering the Alabama market for the first time with the Cumberland Farms brand. Our team is looking forward to bringing our customers a new convenience experience and our premium snacks, on-the-go foods and Farmhouse Blend coffee.
The new Cumberland Farms in Orange Beach, Alabama is 7,700 square feet with 12 gas pumps. This location also has a Sbarro restaurant, with a Burger King slated to open in July. The other new Cumberland Farm, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is 6,700 square feet with 12 gas pumps and features a Burger King restaurant.
In February, EG Group announced plans to expand Cumberland Farms to the Gulf Coast by converting most of its existing Tom Thumb stores, in addition to developing new locations. EG Group conducted extensive research that projected the huge growth opportunity for the company in bringing the popular Cumberland Farms brand and offerings to customers in Gulf Coast communities, he said.
Each new location will have a grand opening celebration on June 15 with free food and beverage samples, with grand opening food and beverage deals and additional gas discounts in the coming weeks.
- EG Group is No. 4 on CSP Updated Top 40 2022 of the 2021 ranking of the Top 202 American convenience store chains by number of stores. Watch for the Top 202 2022 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.
Founded in 2001 as EuroGarages by co-CEOs Moshin and Zuber Issa, Blackburn, UK-based EG Group is a service station and retail operator with more than 6,200 locations worldwide. UK and Ireland, Europe, USA and Australia. In 2018, EG Group established itself in the United States as EG America by acquiring Kroger’s 762-site convenience store network. It acquired the Minit Mart convenience store business from TravelCenters of America for approximately $330.8 million in 2018. The portfolio included 225 convenience stores. And in 2019, among other acquisitions, EG Group acquired Cumberland Farms and its nearly 660 convenience stores in the Northeast and Florida, and EG America is now headquartered in Westborough, Mass. With more than 1,750 locations in 33 states, c-store brands include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf N’ Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Sprint Food Stores, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill.
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