Turkey Hill, Kroger Co’s convenience store department has opened its largest store in Marysville, Ohio. Turkey Hill plans to have a grand opening event to open the doors of this new store officially on September 27th. The store had opened its doors from the 12th September and the event will just serve to publicize the store.
The new store will be operating as Turkey Hill Market. It is a 6,000 square- foot store, a good 2,000 square foot larger than the typical chain store, which is 4,000 square-feet. The event to launch the opening of the store will have giveaways in plenty and a live radio broadcast. The store is going to have larger fresh food sections and a new Food Service menu with offerings such as hoagies, fried chicken, bistro-style sandwiches, pizza and other hot foods.
Turkey Hill is a subsidiary of Kroger Co. and has over 250 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Columbus and Indiana. The stores were first opened in 1967 as Turkey Hill Minit Markets in Pennsylvania, which was to support its sister company Turkey Hill Dairy in the marketing of its dairy products. Turkey Hill’s 249th store located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania opened in 1998 was the first of its stores to open with a Food Service section.
The store became the first company in Pennsylvania to operate a self-service gasoline section. Today more than three quarters of Turkey Hill’s stores have gas pumps. Other stores also have car washes. It is hoped that this debut of a larger C-store format by Turkey Hill will only be the first of such larger sized stores in the future.