|Headquarters:||Iron River, Mich.|
|No. of Stores:||75|
|Rank Last Year:||82|
Family-owned Krist Oil is one of the largest gasoline and diesel distributors in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Friendly employees and competitive gasoline and diesel prices are two of the main draws for customers of its Krist Food Marts.
The large c-stores serve a mix of commuters and neighborhoods. Standout categories include tobacco, with stores featuring a 16-linear-feet set stocked with cigarettes, OTP, e-cigarettes and vaping products. Packaged beverages, snacks, candy and grocery are other big categories for Krist Food Marts. Foodservice consists of prepackaged and hot, to-go breakfast sandwiches and pizza.
Krist Oil also offers home heating fuel, liquid propane gas and bulk fuel delivery.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.
Photo courtesy of Krist Oil Co.