EG America's store count grew by 25 sites in 2020. The chain acquired Schrader Oil's 18 convenience stores and gas stations in northern Colorado and opened seven new Cumberland Farms stores.
EG America, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.'s EG Group, made its way into the top rankings of CSP's Top 202 in short order, starting with its initial acquisition in the United States 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.
Notably in 2018, EG Group acquired TravelCenters of America's 225 stand-alone Minit Mart c-stores. Then in 2019, EG Group acquired 54 Fastrac locations, 69 Certified Oil locations and 566 Cumberland Farms locations.
EG Group was founded as Euro Garages in 2001, when it acquired a single gas station near Manchester, U.K. Euro Garages acquired 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.
Its U.S. retail brands include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, KwikShop, Loaf 'N Jug, Minit Mart, QuickStop, TomThumb and TurkeyHill.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2021.
|No. of Stores:||1704|
|Rank Last Year:||5|