In just a short three years, EG Group, now EG America, has made its way into the Top 10 rankings in CSP's list of c-store chains by store count, making one of its initial significant acquisitions in the United States when it closed on its purchase of Kroger Co.'s 762 c-stores in April 2018. The international retailer, with global headquarters in Blackburn, U.K., has continued to acquire U.S. chains since. The company also established its first U.S. headquarters in Cincinnati after acquiring the Kroger c-stores.
Notably in 2018, EG Group acquired TravelCenters of America's 225 stand-alone Minit Mart c-stores in September, further growing its U.S. store count. Then in 2019, EG Group acquired 54 Fastrac locations, 69 Certified Oil locations and 566 Cumberland Farms locations. The company also in 2019 announced it would move its headquarters to the offices of Cumberland Farms in Westborough, Mass.
EG Group was founded as Euro Garages in 2001, when it acquired a single gas station near Manchester, U.K. Euro Garages continued to acquire sites over the next decade until it was merged with European Forecourt Retail Group, with more than 1,100 sites split between Belgium and France, in 2014. The combined companies became EG Group.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2019.
|No. of Stores:||1679|
|Rank Last Year:||8|