Sheetz is growing its six-state footprint as it prepares to expand into its first new state in 20 years.
The Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain plans to expand into Michigan, starting in the Detroit area. The first location in the state is expected to open in 2025, starting in the Detroit market.
In addition to expanding into new markets, Sheetz is also growing in existing ones. In April, the chain said it would expand into western Ohio by opening approximately 20 locations in Dayton during the next five years. Sheetz is aiming to open its first Dayton store in 2024. (The company currently operates approximately 56 locations in Ohio.)
Sheetz is also expanding its footprint in its home state, reportedly planning to open as many as 30 new stores in Western Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to continue our growth into Michigan and bring the ultimate one-stop-shop to people across the state,” said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. “Sheetz is dedicated to being a great employer and neighbor and we cannot wait to put those values into action as we expand into our first new state in two decades.”
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pa., Sheetz family-owned and operated and has more than 23,500 employees. The company operates 669 stores across its six-state footprint, which is made up of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and North Carolina. All locations are open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Each Sheetz location employs approximately 30 individuals. In 2022, Sheetz was ranked 33rd on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The recognition follows Sheetz’s recent investment of over $70 million in store employee wages in 2021 as well as an investment doubling the tuition assistance offered to employees through the company’s college tuition reimbursement program.
Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, an employee stock ownership plan, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, quarterly bonuses, vacation time and more. Sheetz also offers 12 weeks of fully paid time off for new mothers and two weeks of fully paid time off for partners.