Mergers & Acquisitions

Yesway CEO Confident in Future Growth Despite Pandemic

CSP spoke with Tom Trkla about the c-store chain’s acquisition and store-development strategies

CHICAGO — Yesway has had quite the growth spurt over the past year.

Since acquiring Allsup’s convenience stores in November 2019, Yesway has jumped more than 20 spots in CSP’s annual Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. On this episode of At Your Convenience, CSP editor Brett Dworski chats with Tom Trkla, CEO of Yesway, on how the company has reached this growth and the strategies behind its acquisitions and store-development.

Tom Trkla

BW Gas & Convenience Holdings LLC has more than 450 Yesway and Allsup's c-stores and truckstops in nine states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. c-stores. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer ranked No. 17 in the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.

"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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