Kroger has opened another fuel center in the Roanoke Valley, but this one isn’t at a grocery store.
A five-pump, 10 dispenser fuel center at 3635 Peters Creek Road, just off Interstate 581, opened several days ago. It is located outside Kroger’s offices.
The store is likely to catch interstate traffic that otherwise would have traveled farther south on Peters Creek Road to 7-Eleven or Sheetz.
The Kroger fuel center has a small convenience store stocked with drinks, snacks and candy.
Kroger operates 1,141 fuel centers, according to its earning report for the quarter that ended Nov. 3. During that quarter, sales at stores open at least a year increased 3.2 percent. Kroger reported that it earned $316.5 million, or 60 cents per share, for the quarter, up from $195.9 million, or 33 cents per share, the same period last year.