Martin & Bayley Inc. operates Huck's, a chain of large-format convenience stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. The Martin and Bayley families sold the company to employees in 2001, making it a 100% employee-owned company.

The stores offer a wide variety of groceries, freshly prepared hot foods and other convenience items in a clean and vibrant environment. Fried chicken, Godfather's pizza and Bigg Subb sandwiches and other foods are available to customers, along with a large selection of Daybreak premium coffees and frozen and cold soft drinks.

In 2022, Huck's replaced its legacy supply optimization and dispatching software with Gravitate's Best Buy & Dispatch. Gravitate applies AI and automation to keep retail fuel sites "wet" with the lowest possible laid-in cost of fuel.

In 2020, Huck's partnered with GSP, a Clearwater, Florida-based retail services provider, to refresh and modernize its brand and update the store's retail environment and decor. The first new Huck's Market store designed by GSP was a 4,800-square-foot prototype c-store in Seymour, Indiana.

Children are a large part of Huck's mission statement, and the company is in its 19th year of its Karing for Kids program, which gives children in need $150 to enable them to fulfill their Christmas wishes.

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

Headquarters:Carmi, Illinois
No. of Stores:125
Rank Last Year:59