The Gas Station Business in Panama

Service stations are opting to incorporate pharmacies, small supermarkets and fast food services in order to diversify their income and provide greater added value.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Service stations in Panama are increasingly moving away from the old concept of gas stations, consisting of one or more gas dispensers and, in some cases, toilets. Now they are backing the idea of strengthening the supply of services at the point of sale, so that customers have an improved shopping experience. explains that "...Petróleos Delta, responsible for 185 fuel stations, worked on the expansion of this concept with the proposal of the restroom station, according to which customers have access to a site 'especially aimed at traveling families who wants to stop somewhere on the highway which is clean, comfortable and safe," said Rolando Troitiño, vice president of sales for Delta stations. The restroom station is in addition to the so-called convenience stores which include built in coffee shops or restaurants aiming to provide a quick and convenient stop, adds Troitiño."

For its part, Terpel Panama, implemented a concept in the medium and large format, called VA & VEN, where "... customers have at their disposal a variety of fresh products, baked on the same day or prepared at that moment', says Elda Villarreal, head of marketing for Terpel Panama."

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