LA CROSSE, Wis. — Kwik Trip officially opened the doors to its 800th convenience store on Dec. 30. The company is holding a grand opening event for the store, in Holman, Wis., on Jan. 5.
- Kwik Trip is No. 12 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.
The retailer opened its first convenience store in 1965 in Eau Claire, Wis. It reached 50 c-stores in 1983, 100 stores in 1986, 400 stores in 2013, 500 stores in 2016 and 700 stores in 2019.
The newest Kwik Trip is known as a Generation 3 c-store, incorporating the latest design using softer colors. It is approximately 9,000 square feet in size, and it also features a car wash and a side diesel canopy. The diesel canopy has a non-ethanol fuel station for boats, campers and trailers.
Inside the store, customers will find a small grocery market with a variety of food delivered fresh daily.
- Listen to Kwik Trip’s Origin Story: From Selling Milk to Leading the Industry, a CSP podcast.
A family-owned company based in La Crosse, Wis., Kwik Trip is one of the largest independently held convenience-store chains in the United States. It employs more than 32,000 workers. The chain serves customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa under the Kwik Trip and Kwik Star banners and produces more than 80% of the products featured in the stores, supplied by its own commissary, bakery, dairy and distribution center.
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