This Valparaiso, Indiana-based regional chain of foodservice-focused c-stores is dedicated to offering fresh food and beverages at value prices in a convenient, friendly, clean and safe environment. In 2022, Family Express again made CSP's list of 20 Great Coffee Programs.

Family Express aims to set itself apart with daily delivery to its stores of fresh milk and other products. It's known for its private-label concepts and products, including Buzzed Energy beverages, Cravin's Market baked goods, deli items, Java Wave coffees and Squeeze Freeze frozen beverages. It also sells Family Express ice, milk and water, and Family Express fuels, including E15.

Family Express started on Christmas Day in 1975 when Gus Olympidis opened his first c-store in Valparaiso. Olympidis is still president and CEO.

Privately held Family Express has an employee-centric culture. It offers benefits such as 401(k) matching, fitness-center access and stable scheduling.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2023.

Headquarters:Valparaiso, Indiana
No. of Stores:81
Rank Last Year:81