Kwik Shop confirms it’s opening a store at 13th and Woodlawn

WICHITA — Kwik Shop president Jeff Parker now confirms what Have You Heard? reported in January.

The chain is opening a new store next to Dillons, its sister company, at 13th and Woodlawn.

“We do intend to open a store there,” Parker says.

It will be Kwik Shop’s 19th store in the greater Wichita area.

The 4,000-square-foot store should open before the end of the year.

Parker says there will be eight fuel dispensers, traditional fountain drinks and some grocery items, such as produce and meat “like we do in most of our other stores.”

“We felt like it was a good fit for . . . the area.”

Kwik Shop also recently opened a new 13,000-square-foot store in Goddard where another one had been torn down.

“It’s got a wide, expansive grocery,” Parker says.

The company isn’t putting a store next to the Dillons at 21st and Amidon as customers had hoped, but Parker says he’s always on the lookout for new locations.

“We continually look for any opportunities . . . that seem to fit.”

Kwik Shop considers adding pharmacies

kwikWICHITA — Kwik Shop, the convenience store chain owned by Kroger, is contemplating adding pharmacies to its stores.

“I think that sounds interesting,” says president Jeff Parker.

That doesn’t mean, though, that it’s going to happen.

“We have looked at a lot of things like that,” Parker says.

He’s also checked into a Kroger convenience store chain in Florida that has one location with a pharmacy.

But at this point, he’s still in the consideration stage. Parker doesn’t have a timetable that he wants to make a decision by.

“We don’t have any kind of definitive schedule or anything like that.”