This past weekend my family and I ventured from our home in Charlotte, NC to Mount Pleasant, SC, to visit family and attend my nephew’s third birthday party. On our way down we stopped for gas at a Kangaroo Express gas station. For those of you unfamiliar with Kangaroo Express is operated by The Pantry who has more than 1,650 locations in eleven states. Over they last few years they have converted more than 80 percent of those stores to Kangaroo Express.
All three of my children piled out looking for the bathroom and snacks, so we wandered the store. It was a large nicely lit, clean and modern gas station/convenience store; I was a bit startled to find private brand not just once but all over the place. Batteries, disposable cameras, disposable and a whole selection of convenience items under the Kangaroo brand, CVP brand health and beauty products (A McLane Brand) and Celeste soda just to name a few. Most of it is loud and old school but it seems to represent the Kangaroo brand well and should provide a significant margin play for a large convenience and gas chain.
Overall not bad.