|No. of Stores:||174|
|Rank Last Year:||42|
United Dairy Farmers (UDF) aims to combine the nostalgia of an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor with the modern amenities of today’s convenience store. The regional chain specializes in its own ice cream and dairy products, which have been popular in the Cincinnati area for more than 70 years.
But UDF is much more than its name may imply: The chain offers a wide assortment of foods, beverages, pantry staples, convenience items and just about everything else a contemporary c-store and gas station would feature. United Dairy Farmers Inc., a private company, owns and operates the chain.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.
Photo courtesy of United Dairy Farmers.