Meijer has sold off five of its convenience stores and gas stations to CITGO Petroleum and CITGO marketer American Gas and Oil (AGO). The locations, all in the Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan, areas, will be converted to the CITGO brand.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, reported Mlive.
Meijer operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. A majority of the locations are adjacent to Meijer gas stations and convenience stores.
"The sale of these facilities is consistent with Meijer's broader desire to provide 'one-stop shopping' for our customers by having gas stations and Meijer supercenters connected through a single site," Meijer spokesman Joe Hirschmugl told MLive.
Employees of the closing stores and stations were offered the opportunity to transfer to a Meijer store.
At the close of 2014, Meijer announced it would rapidly expand in the next two years—by 10 to 12 stores a year—and enter Wisconsin with about 12 stores.
-See this Mlive article
Meijer looking to boost apparel sales
Kroger to invest $100M in Michigan market
Apple Pay up and running for 200 Michigan grocers
Meijer outlines expansion for 69 Meijer Optical centers
Rite Aid expands health coaching to bring Alliance program to new markets