UPDATED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 10:01pm
Waco, Tx — Waco locals eager for fresh, fast, delicious convenience won't have to wait too much longer. Stripes® Convenience Stores has begun construction of the first of several stores in the Waco area. The Stripes Team officially kicked-off the new market entry with a Groundbreaking Celebration Tuesday at the 1801 S. New Road location. The company has plans to build five stores, three of which are already in the works. The company plans to offer up to thirty new jobs per store, resulting in a total of 240 new jobs for the area. They expect the first store to be up and running by July 2013.
“Waco is such a great community,” said Steve DeSutter, Stripes President and CEO. “The people are friendly, the community is steeped in history, and we think it will be a terrific place to do business. We knew our stores would be a great match in the Heart of Central Texas.”
Stripes® stores build special relationships with the customers. Hosting an official kick-off helps introduce the Waco community to the company's values and shows Waco that fun and celebration are at the heart of the Stripes® culture. President and CEO, Steve DeSutter, and other members of the company's leadership team were on hand to participate in the event and celebrate the new market entry. The company also displayed their mascots, concepts of the new store design, and information on plans for the upcoming stores.
The company has a history of active community participation. A long-time supporter of the Children's Miracle Network, Stripes made a special presentation to McLane Children's Scott & White Hospital. "Partnering with our communities, we have contributed significantly to improving the lives of children through improved health and education," said DeSutter. "We look forward to working together with Waco to continue this tradition."
About Stripes Convenience Stores:
Susser Holdings Corporation is a third-generation family led business based in Corpus Christi, Texas that operates over 560 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes® banner. Restaurant service is available in approximately 355 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. Susser Holdings also is majority owner and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners LP, which distributes over 1.4 billion gallons of motor fuel annually to Stripes® stores, independently operated consignment locations, convenience stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. For further information about Stripes, please visit www.stripesstores.com