Headquarters:Ankeny, Iowa
No. of Stores:2012
Rank:4
Rank Last Year:4
Website:http://www.caseys.com

With more than 1,900 c-stores in the Midwest, Casey’s General Stores is a well-established chain built on the premise that small towns are a good place to do business. This vision has led Casey’s to be a hub in many of the towns where it operates, acting as both c-store, restaurant and community gathering place of choice. Casey’s offers a wide range of prepared foods and beverages in addition to the traditional selection of snacks, grocery items, retail goods and gasoline.

The hallmark of its in-store offerings is its expansive pizza program. A longtime fixture, Casey’s pizza program has evolved over the years to include delivery and online ordering. About 500 stores have pizza delivery, and Casey’s mobile app is very popular.

In 2016, Casey’s made big moves to expand its footprint by opening its second distribution center in Terre Haute, Ind. It also announced plans to move into Ohio, its 15th state.

Casey’s chairman and recently retired CEO Robert Myers was celebrated as CSP’s Retail Leader of the Year in 2016.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.

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