Dick Dillon, founder of Dillon Stores, developed the Kwik Shop convenience store concept by combining the time-saving personalized service of a small store with supermarket efficiency in management, inventory control, and merchandising. The first Kwik Shop opened in 1960 in Hutchinson, Kansas and by the end of the decade, the convenience store chain had expanded into three state markets – Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Over the years the business grew, expanding its offerings to include self-service gasoline and food services. Dillon Companies, Inc. and Kwik Shop merged with Kroger in 1983 to become the largest food retailer in the United States. EG Group then acquired Kroger's convenience store business in 2018, adding Kwik Shop to its portfolio of convenience store brands as part of its US operations.
Our Parent Company
With more than 1,600 retail locations and 18,000+ team members across the U.S., EG America is one of the fastest-growing convenience store retailers in the country. As the operator of Certified Oil, Cumberland Farms, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf N’ Jug, Minit Mart, Sprint Food Stores, Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill, and Quik Stop stores, we are committed to becoming America’s preferred ‘one-stop’ destination by focusing on superior guest experience, high-quality grocery and fuel products, and supporting the communities we live and work in.
EG America is owned by EG Group, a UK-based fuel station and convenience store retailer, with locations across the UK, Europe, Australia, and the U.S.
We value our partnerships with DAV, American Cancer Society, Red Cross and United Way and with the generosity of our Guests have helped raise millions of dollars over the last several years.