Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is bullish on 2020.
The travel stop retailer plans to open up to 40 stores and add about 3,000 parking spots in 2020. The announcement follows a year during which Love’s opened its of 500th store and raising a record $3.75 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during the chain’s annual campaign.
"We enter 2020 with lots of momentum that we'll continue through customer-experience enhancements, product offerings and the best value on the road," said Shane Wharton, president, Love’s. "We'll open stores from coast to coast, continue to provide products and services that our customers depend upon and enhance our reputation as the company known for highway hospitality."
The 40 planned Love's Travel Stops will also mean the addition of approximately 40 Love's Truck Care Centers and Speedcos. This would bring the total location count to more than 400, making it the nation's largest oil change and preventative maintenance network, according to Love's.
Also in 2020, Love's expects to enhance the Love's Connect mobile app with new features and launch a mobile app for Love's Financial to help customers better manage cash flow and cover expenses like fuel, maintenance and payroll without creating debt for their business. It also plans to continue to expand fresh food offerings and Love's-branded items.
Oklahoma City-based Love's travel stop network operates more than 500 locations in 41 states. It has more than 350 truck service centers, which include on-site and standalone Speedco and Love's Truck Tire Care locations.