MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 17, 2013

A.M. UPDATE: New Kum & Go opens


— Kum & Go's newest store at 2400 E. Hancock opened today.

The store replaces an older store that had been located at 2301 S. York St. The new store brings Kum & Go’s presence to eight stores in Muskogee and to 58 stores throughout Oklahoma.

The nearly 5,000-square-foot store introduces many new features. Inside, customers will find a larger product selection, a center checkout area with customer-focused staff, and an expanded Go Fresh Market offering fresh, made-to-order pizzas, as well as breakfast and deli sandwiches, and baked goods all made fresh daily in Kum & Go’s on-site kitchen, according to a media release. Outside, a larger number of fueling positions, as well more variety in fuel offerings, including the only E85 fuel in Muskogee, give customers more choices and value at the pump.

“We decided to build a new store in close proximity to the original Kum & Go store to bring our newest store design to Muskogee while still providing a convenient location for our existing customers,” President and CEO Kyle J. Krause said in a media release. “This store layout has been designed with our customers in mind. From fresh food options to a wide selection in products, all aspects of our stores have been configured to focus on delivering fast, friendly customer service.”

Another distinguishing feature of Kum & Go’s new store design is the strong emphasis on sustainability. Kum & Go designs and constructs the stores with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in mind. Each store is submitted under these rigorous guidelines to become LEED certified. Sustainable features of this new Kum & Go store include Solatube skylights, LED lighting both inside and outside the store, low-flow water efficient fixtures and high energy-efficiency equipment.  Each store is built using many recyclable and locally sourced materials.  More information about Kum & Go’s green initiatives can be found at kumandgo.com.

“We’re passionate about the communities we serve.  We demonstrate that passion first by bringing an eco-friendly store,” Krause said in the release.  “And, second, by giving back.  We donate 10 percent of our profits to educational and charitable causes every year.”