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5 C-Store Chains Make 25 Largest Privately Held Companies List

Pilot, Love’s, QuikTrip among retailers ranked by Insider Monkey
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Five convenience-store chains made Insider Monkey’s list of the 25 largest privately held companies in America. Pilot Co., with more than 650 travel-center locations nationally, was the highest-ranking company in the industry

  • Pilot Co. is No. 12 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count.

Companies on the list ranged from retail to technology to food to manufacturing.

“Private companies come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations. Their impact on the American economy is undeniable, and the future of the nation’s economic health depends on their continuing success,” Insider Monkey said.

Insider Monkey, Tenafly, New Jersey, is a finance website that provides free insider trading and hedge fund data to investors, according to its website. It created the list of largest privately held companies in the United States using business magazines, reports and research around the topic. Insider Monkey said it tracked down each company’s financial reports on their websites and other sources, including Forbes’ company profiles, looking at the annual revenue of each company’s most recent fiscal year.

Here's a look at the ranks of companies in convenience that made the Insider Monkey list, and their reported annual revenue (follow the links to view the company's rankings in CSP's 2022 Top 202 list of the largest U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned locations):

No. 5:Pilot Co., Knoxville, Tennessee, $41.9 billion

No. 10: Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma City, $22.5 billion

No. 21: QuikTrip Corp., Tulsa, Oklahoma, $16.4 billion

No. 22: RaceTrac Petroleum, Atlanta, $16.2 billion

No. 24: Wawa, Wawa, Pennsylvania, $14.9 billion

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