Parker’s, the nationally recognized convenience store leader, announced that the company’s new store in Port Royal will open this weekend, June 13-15, based on completion of all permits. It will be the company’s 35th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area.
Construction is almost completed and stocking of inventory is on-track. A ribbon-cutting for the new Port Royal store, located at 1706 Ribaut Road, will be held Wednesday, June 18, according to Greg Parker, president and CEO. “Our team is excited to be opening our sixth store in Beaufort County, in the beautiful Port Royal area.”
The modern convenience and fuel store will feature the latest in The Parker Company’s customer-friendly and high-quality store design and product display strategies, according to Brandon Hofmann, Parker’s director of merchandising. Hofmann oversees in-store design, signage, aesthetics, product selection, merchandising and product placement in all of the company’s 36 convenience stores and gourmet markets.
The 3,963-square-foot store will offer wide open aisles,; a 24-valve fountain for soft drinks with Chewy Ice; 12 fueling positions; attractive landscaping; and the beautiful tile bathrooms that are a Parker’s trademark and a favorite of moms and families.
The Port Royal store will also feature Parker’s signature gourmet coffee bar with a selection of fresh milk and creams, fresh-brewed sweet tea and ice cold lemonade.
For fuel customers, in addition to Parker’s standard line of regular, mid-grade and premium fuels which include 10% ethanol , the new store will also offer diesel fuel and non-ethanol fuel — a favorite of boat owners.
“Non-ethanol fuel increases the efficiency of boat motors and extends motor life,” according to Amy Lane, Parker’s Chief Operating Officer. The store parking lot design will provide marine customers towing boats with easy in and out access, she added.
For the company’s adult customers, the store will feature Parker’s “Beer Cave” which offers a wide-selection of domestic and imported beers; and an extensive line of e-cigarettes. Parker’s also guarantees its adult customers interested in tobacco products “the absolute lowest cigarette carton prices” in the area, according to Hofmann.
The Parker Companies is a member of the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, and will hold a ribbon-cutting sponsored by the chamber on June 18 to officially welcome the public.