Kwik Trip added 42 stores in 2019, including its Kwik Trip, Kwik Star and Tobacco Outlet Plus locations. The retailer announced a $300 million expansion plan in November 2017, and the project was expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse, Wis., area over the next five years.

In 2019, the company introduced its new fresh fried chicken take-home meal program as a whole meal solution for its customers. It also released its own beer, Glazer Bean, to its Wisconsin stores. The chocolate coffee stout was made with Kwik Trip's signature Cafe Karuba dark roast coffee and inspired by its Glazer doughnuts, said Kim Jenks, category manager of alcohol beverages and tobacco for Kwik Trip.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2019.

Headquarters:La Crosse, Wisconsin
No. of Stores:701
Rank Last Year:13