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Convenience store chain to expand in AR; 150 jobs created

A convenience store chain plans to invest $70 million to $80 million and create about 150 jobs in central Arkansas in the next five years.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A convenience store chain plans to invest $70 million to $80 million and create about 150 jobs in central Arkansas in the next five years.

Kum & Go President Kyle J. Krause announced Thursday that the Arkansas region was chosen from a group of 85 metropolitan statistical areas in 16 states. Krause says the company was impressed by local officials in central Arkansas who are committed to future growth.

The company plans to break ground in August and September on stores in Cabot, Little Rock and North Little Rock. Officials say within the next five years, 20 to 25 stores will open in central Arkansas.

Kum & Go already has 25 locations and 260 associates in eight Arkansas counties.

The company is based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

 

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