Sheetz, a convenience store chain based out of Altoona, Pennsylvania, has launched of a line of cannabidiol (CBD) products now available at more than 140 of its store locations across Pennsylvania.
In order to meet the needs and preferences of customers, the company will offer both isolate and full spectrum products including topical rubs and patches, tinctures, vape pens, oral pouches, capsules, pet products and more.
“We are excited to be the first convenience store to offer a broad selection of premium CBD products at this magnitude,” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of brand. “This is the next evolution for Sheetz in ensuring we are meeting the needs of our customers, giving them what they want, when they want it, 24/7/365.”
As a brand that prides itself on responsible retail, all products will be kept behind the counter, and a 100 percent proof-of-age policy requiring customers to be 18 years of age or older to purchase will be strictly enforced. Employees will ask for proper identification, a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card from any customers wanting to purchase CBD products.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz operates convenience store chains with more than 18,500 employees. The company operates more than 580 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Bob Sheetz founded the company when he purchased one of his father’s five dairy stores located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. In 1961, Bob hired his brother, Steve, to work part time at the store. In 1963, the second store was opened under the name “Sheetz Kwik Shopper.” It took another five years to open the third store. In 1969, Steve joined Bob in the business as general manager. In 1972, the brothers literally doubled the size of the company, expanding from seven to 14 stores. One year later, Sheetz added gasoline pumps and introduced self-serve gasoline to central Pennsylvania.