EG America's parent company, Blackburn, United Kingdom-based EG Group, was founded in 2001 by Mohsin and Zuber Issa. The brothers grew the business into a leading independent convenience retailer, which has established partnerships with global brands, as well as a focused portfolio of proprietary brands.

EG Group currently employs more than 50,000 colleagues working in more than 6,600 sites across Australia, Europe, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The business is regularly recognized for innovation and investment in convenience-retail assets, employees and systems.

EG America began with an initial acquisition in the United States of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger Co.'s 762 convenience stores in April 2018. That same year, EG Group acquired Westlake, Ohio-based TravelCenters of America's 225 standalone Minit Mart c-stores. Then in 2019, EG Group acquired 54 locations for East Syracuse, New York-based Fastrac; 69 locations from Columbus, Ohio-based Certified Oil; and 566 locations from Westborough, Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms.

In 2022, EG Group began rebranding its Tom Thumb locations to the Cumberland Farms brand. The $50 million project will span two years and include 113 Tom Thumb locations and new locations across Florida and Alabama.

Last year, EG America sold 63 stores to Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey's General Stores Inc. The sites were located in Kentucky and Tennessee and operate under the Minit Mart and Certified Oil banners. EG Group was founded as Euro Garages in 2001, when it acquired a single gas station near Manchester, United Kingdom. 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, 2024.

Headquarters:Westborough, Massachusetts
No. of Stores:1578
Rank Last Year:5