EG Group is a retail fuel and convenience operator that has established partnerships with global brands such as Esso, BP, Shell, Carrefour, Louis Delhaize, Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Greggs and Subway. “EG” stands for Euro Garages.
It employs more than 12,500 staff working in more than 2,600 sites in various European markets including the United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. In 2017, the business secured approximately 1,000 forecourt assets from Esso in Germany, which will be transferred and integrated into the existing network in fourth-quarter 2018.
With the inclusion of the Kroger assets, EG Group will own and operate approximately 4,400 sites in Europe and the United States.
“The entry into the U.S. market presents a fantastic opportunity to deliver a successful retail offer to consumers across the various states,” said Mohsin Issa, EG Group co-founder and co-CEO. “We have had much success across Europe, and we firmly believe the Kroger assets present a fantastic foundation to overlay our retail experience and know-how in the U.S. We are committed to investing in the Kroger network, partnering with leading retail brands and working with the exceptional management team and associates transferring across to deliver a comprehensive retail offer."
Zuber Issa, EG Group co-founder and co-CEO, said, "Our business model is simple but effective—EG Group is creating a stronger relationship between consumers and leading retail brands they want to access. In the U.S., we aim to create a retail environment which delivers convenience, provides value and serves as a retail destination offering excellent welfare to motorists who live and work near our petrol forecourt convenience retail stores.”