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How EG Group Strategizes for Growth

A conversation with the U.K.-based retailer at the forefront of c-store M&A

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — On this episode of "At Your Convenience," Samantha Oller, CSP’s fuels editor, chats with Jay Erickson and Holly Veale from EG America, the U.S. arm of EG Group, a U.K.-based convenience-store operator that has led the M&A charge in the c-store industry over the past year. Oller, Erickson and Veale discuss EG Group’s acquisitions of Cumberland FarmsKroger's convenience stores and TravelCenters of America's Minit Mart, and how the company strategizes for future growth.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa Family, Blackburn, U.K.-based EG Group has approximately 5,200 sites in Europe, the United States and Australia. The company was No. 8 in CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of retail outlets.

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Twice a month, "At Your Convenience" brings industry experts and analysts together with CSP editors to discuss the latest in c-store news and trends. From mergers and acquisitions to foodservice and technology, the podcast delivers the story straight to listeners in short-format episodes, perfect for the morning commute or a quick break at the office.

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