New Convenience Store Chain to Enter Cape Cod Market

DENNIS – The Cape Cod convenience store landscape is about to get a new player.

Rhode Island-based Seasons Market is constructing a new store on Route 134 in Dennis at the site of a former Shell gas station.

Dennis Town Planner Dan Fortier said the store was permitted last fall and will include a new building, a reduced number of pumps and improvements to the sidewalk.

It will be a direct competitor to the Cumberland Farms across the street.

The parent company of Seasons Market traces its roots to 1962, when according to their website, Mario Coletta opened a service station in Rhode Island.

From then, the company grew with additional locations, creating the Seasons brand in 2012. There are currently 30 locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

he closest stores to Cape Cod are in Plymouth and Rochester.

Cumberland Farms is one the largest convenience store operators in the area, with 21 stores across Cape Cod and the Islands and hundreds across the Northeast.

They also trace their roots to Rhode Island, where the first store opened in Cumberland in 1939.

In recent years, there have been several moves in the local convenience store arena.

7-Eleven recently purchased Tedeschi’s and prior to that, Speedway purchased Hess, which had previously acquired the Christy’s chain.

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