With more than 2,400 convenience stores in 16 Midwestern states, Casey’s General Stores targets small towns and rural areas. It offers a wide range of prepared foods and beverages in addition to the traditional selection of snacks, grocery items, retail goods and gasoline. In 2021, Casey’s acquired Buchanan Energy, owner of Bucky’s Convenience Stores, in what the company called its most significant transaction in its history. The transaction included 94 convenience stores and 79 dealer locations, as well as multiple parcels of real estate for future new-store construction.

The retailer has launched and recently expanded its private-label line of packaged beverage, bakery and snack items. The hallmark of its in-store offerings is its expansive pizza program, which has evolved over the years to include delivery and online ordering. It is the fifth-largest seller of pizza in the United States.

Casey’s has expanded its executive team and accelerated its technology initiatives. It revamped its website and mobile app to allow for a more seamless ordering process, and it rolled out a new loyalty program, Casey’s Rewards, which allows customers to earn points and redeem them for fuel discounts or a donation to the local school of their choice.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2022.

Headquarters:Ankeny, Iowa
No. of Stores:2422
Rank Last Year:4