Family-owned Krist Oil, founded in 1917, is one of the largest gasoline and diesel distributors in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin, with one location in Minnesota. Its Krist Food Marts are large c-stores that 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. Foodservice consists of prepackaged and hot, to-go breakfast sandwiches and pizza.
The company opened its newest location in DePere, Wis., in May 2020.
Krist Oil also offers home heating fuel, liquid propane gas and bulk fuel delivery.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2021.
|Headquarters:||Iron River, Mich.|
|No. of Stores:||75|
|Rank Last Year:||88|