Kwik Shop

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Conoco Inc.
Type Public
Industry Oil and gas
Founded Hutchinson, Kansas (1960 (1960))
Founder(s) Dillon Stores
Headquarters Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
Number of locations Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa
Products Petroleum
Owner(s) Kroger
Website www.kwikshop.com
Kwik Shop

Kwik Shop is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations headquartered in Hutchinson, Kansas and located through Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. They offer cold beverages, coffee, snack items, general foods, lottery tickets, and gasoline. It is owned by Kroger and sells Kroger products.

History[edit]

1960s[edit]

Kwik Shop was founded as an operating division of Dillons, in 1960.[1]

Dick Dillon, developed the Kwik Shop concept, combining the time-saving and personalized service of a small store with supermarket efficiency in management, inventory control and merchandising. In the late 1960s, Kwik Shop expanded into a three state market area of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.[1]

1970s[edit]

In 1972, Kwik Power Gasoline was introduced, offering self-service gasoline for complete one-stop service.[1]

In 1978, the 100th Kwik Shop opened store #629 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Kwik Shop also begins operating stores 24 hours per day. And, Kwik Shop became one of the first convenience store chains in the nation to install fountain drink equipment in its stores.[1]

1980s[edit]

In 1980, Kwik Shop celebrates its 20th anniversary.[1]

In 1982, Kwik Shop enters food service business with 15 stores offering fresh Sub 'N Stuff sandwiches. Plus, a new logo incorporated.[1]

In 1983, Dillon Companies, Inc and Kwik Shop merged with Kroger Companies to become the largest food retailer in the United States.[1]

In 1987, Kwik Shop introduces fresh hot dog roller grill offering.[1]

1990s[edit]

In 1995, Kwik Shop celebrates its 35th anniversary.[1]

In 1997, a new logo was incorporated.[1]

In 1999, Kwik Shop begins selling prepaid phone cards.[1]

2000-present[edit]

In 2000, Kwik Shop partners with Dillons to offer Dillon Plus Shopper's Card-Fuel Discounts.[1]

In 2001, Baker's gasoline discounts offered to Nebraska customers.[1]

In 2002, Kwik Shop starts the Kwik Shop/United Way Golf Challenge, an annual fund-raiser golf tournament with all proceeds going to the United Way.[1]

In 2004, Kroger launches New logo concept for all Kroger C-Stores. New Coffee Central was introduced company wide, and New Soda Central introduced company wide.[1]

In 2005, Store 730 in Newton, Kansas is opened, the first Kwik Shop store with new Kroger image.[1]

In 2007, Customer service is further improved with the implementation of scanning at all locations.[1]

And in 2008, Kwik Shop partners with Dillons to allow customers to electronically redeem Fuel Frenzy fuel discounts at all Wichita area Kwik Shop stores.[1]

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