The Parker Cos. opened a new convenience store Friday at 1286 Fording Island Road in Bluffton, just east of Tanger Outlet Center 1.
It offers discounted gasoline and nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space, according to a news release. Parker's also offers a "Fueling the Community" program at all of its stores, in which on the first Wednesday of each month, it donates to community schools 1 cent for every gallon of gas purchased, the release said.
Parker's has 27 stores in South Carolina and Georgia, including three in Beaufort County. It plans to open new ones on Hilton Head Island and in Beaufort, the release said.