Family Express New Prototype and Expansion Plans

Company News  •   September 30, 2023

Family Express of Valparaiso, IN has unveiled a new contemporary prototype ahead of its ambitious expansion plans. For the last three decades, the Company’s exterior architecture was characterized by its classical, colonial look. The new prototype has a contemporary flair, and it is esthetically more inviting to a younger demographic. 

Family Express Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gus Olympidis, explained, “The new prototype is challenging a successful tradition. Very much like sending one of your children to college, though you miss them, you know it will guarantee a better future. The contemporary feel of the new look is more inviting to a younger consumer, and it is transitioning our Brand to the future ahead of major expansion to NTI stores.” 

The new store will feature a major focus on Food Service and a separate counter for traditional sales. The typical Family Express store offers indoor and outdoor seating, a state-of-the-art car wash utilizing the latest mobile wallet technology, and a pet wash. 

Family Express is concurrently announcing a sizeable development of over twenty New-To-Industry sites that will be serviced by its Central Distribution facility in Valparaiso, IN. Gus Olympidis said, “Our Company has been debt-free for a number of years, even though our past CapEx has been uncharacteristically aggressive. We feel empowered by our lack of leverage and our liquidity, as our channel is navigating through an ever-increasing interest rate environment.” 

About Family Express 

Valparaiso, Indiana based Family Express, throughout its 48-year history, has strived to deliver a unique customer experience by Building Relationships with its customers and its communities. The Company’s vertically integrated business model is crowned by its “Living Brand.” Family Express assesses some fifty prospects before it hires the one person that is ideal for serving its customers.