|No. of Stores:||44|
|Rank Last Year:||149|
Midland, Texas-based Kent Oil operates convenience stores and travel stops under the Kent Kwik brand as part of The Kent Cos., which also oversees the management of a chain of Avis lubrication centers, a tire company, a motor-sports team and other ventures.
Most of the chain’s locations are in Texas, with some units in Oklahoma and New Mexico. The majority of Kent Kwik stores measure 800 to 1,200 square feet. Despite their size, average store sales are comparable to sales of competitors with much more square footage, thanks in part to an ability to get new items into its stores quickly.
Kent Kwik stores serve a variety of customers, including a substantial and still-growing Hispanic base. Core-Mark serves as the primary grocery supplier for all stores. Kent Kwik Stores have built their presence in foodservice by adding Huddle House franchises. Key competitors are Stripes and 7-Eleven.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.