EG America’s store count grew by 46 sites in 2021. The chain acquired eight Mercury Fuel Service Inc. stores in Connecticut that have been rebranded to Cumberland Farms. EG Group--EG America, locally--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.
In December, it was disclosed that EG America was selling its Minit Mart convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota and will be exiting those markets.
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.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2022.
|No. of Stores:||1750|
|Rank Last Year:||5|