• High-Volume Buc-ee's Expanding to Georgia

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    C-store marketers in Georgia take note: Buc-ee's, the high-volume
    off-the-charts convenience store chain based in Houston, will break ground on a
    site in Georgia that should be operational in early 2021.

    Buc-ee's is by far the most efficient c-store chain in the country as ranked by
    OPIS. Market efficiency is calculated by dividing a company's outlet count in a
    given market by their market share, and Buc-ee's has more than eight times the
    average share.

    The first Georgia location will be in Warner Robins, south of Macon, and will
    break ground next Monday. The site is at the southeast corner of Interstate 75
    and Russell Parkway.

    The location will include 53,000 square feet of store and 116 fueling
    positions. Cheap gasoline is a staple of the company, but it also boasts more
    specific c-store items than competitors and is sometimes described as a "Wawa
    Times Seven."

    The store count for Buc-ee's currently stands at 37 sites with the bulk of the
    properties in the greater Houston area. In addition to its footprint in Texas,
    it now operates a location in Robertsdale, Ala., and broke ground on a Florida
    location near Daytona Beach. At one point, the Buc-ee's owners eyed opening
    some stores in Louisiana, but they have since backed down from those
    commitments.

    --Tom Kloza, tkloza@opisnet.com




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