Kwik Shop is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations headquartered in Hutchinson, Kansas and located through Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. They offer cold beverages, coffee, snack items, general foods, lottery tickets, and gasoline. It is owned by EG Group.
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Number of locations
|Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa|
EG Group (2018-present)
Kwik Shop was founded as an operating division of Dillons, in 1959.
Dick Dillon, developed the Kwik Shop concept, combining the time-saving and personalized service of a small store with supermarket efficiency in management, inventory control and merchandising. In the late 1960s, Kwik Shop expanded into a three state market area of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.
In 1978, the 100th Kwik Shop opened store #629 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Kwik Shop also begins operating stores 24 hours per day. And, Kwik Shop became one of the first convenience store chains in the nation to install fountain drink equipment in its stores.
In 1983, Dillon Companies, Inc and Kwik Shop merged with Kroger Companies to become the largest food retailer in the United States.
In 2004, Kroger launches New logo concept for all Kroger C-Stores. New Coffee Central was introduced company wide, and New Soda Central introduced company wide.
In early February 2018, Kroger announced it had reached an agreement to sell its entire convenience-store portfolio including Kwik Shop to EG Group, for $2.15 billion.
- Kwik Shop History
- "Kroger and EG Group Announce Definitive Agreement for Purchase of Kroger's Convenience Store Business". Kroger. Retrieved 28 March 2018.