Headquarters:La Crosse, Wis.
No. of Stores:545
Average Store Size:3,200 sq. ft.
Rank:15
Rank Last Year:17
States of Operation: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Website:http://www.kwiktrip.com
Family Business:Yes

A hallmark regional c-store brand, Kwik Trip operates stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The company is considered an innovator in the industry and is regularly lauded as a top place to work.

Kwik Trip identifies three areas of focus: food, fuel and its people. Central to the vertically integrated company's operations is a line of private-label goods produced and delivered from its own bakery, dairy, commissary and distribution center. It offers a bounty of foods, beverages and convenience items, including baked goods, groceries, snacks, sandwiches and fresh-brewed coffee.

Newer stores are larger with more of a market feel and the addition of fresh meats, vegetables and fruits. The company was the first convenience-store chain to join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), committing to add more fresh foods to its menus. PHA is devoted to working with the private sector to address childhood obesity.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic