Walmart has continued to explore the fueling market, adding a new store in Plano, Texas with more coming.
The retail giant (NYSE: WMT) opened a new convenience store concept in Plano on Wednesday and similar stores are in the pipeline throughout the metroplex.
Walmart initially piloted this concept, which it’s calling “Walmart Fuel Stations,” last year with two stores — one in Rogers, Arkansas, and one in the Fort Worth suburb of Crowley.
The Crowley store has been a success, said Anne Hatfield, Walmart’s director of communications for Texas. On that basis, the retail giant expects to build three more North Texas stores from the ground up by the end of this year in Lake Worth, Arlington and The Colony.
The fuel station in Plano spans 2,900 square feet and has eight fuel pumps. The walk-in store features variety of deli items, snacks, fruits, lunch options, donuts, fountain drinks, beer and a coffee station.
All of these fuel stations will be located in the parking lots of Walmart Supercenters that previously did not have fuel pumps or smaller grab-and-go, vendor-type shops.