Big on Fresh, Low on Price
The first Kwik Trip store opened in Eau Claire, WI.
Kwik Trip introduced gasoline sales at the Eau Claire, WI store.
First La Crosse, WI
Company grew to 5 stores.
John Hansen and Don Zietlow established ownership positions.
Corporate Offices opened in
La Crosse, WI
Warehouse delivery began.
Dairy plant opened in Caledonia, MN at
Soda bottling plant began production.
Chain grew to 50 stores.
Corporate offices expanded for the third time.
Distribution Center expanded for the second time.
The first Travel Center opened in Tomah, WI with a Hearty Platter Restaurant.
The Bakery was established.
Kwik Trip purchased 17 Wolter Mini Marts in Iowa.
Chain grew to 100 stores.
Addition added on to the Dairy cooler and freezer.
80,000 sq. ft. addition to the Distribution Center.
New milk cooler added in the Dairy.
Kwik Trip purchased 54 Kickapoo stores.
Photo Lab opened.
John Hansen and Don Zietlow become dual owners of
Convenience Store Investments (CSI) and 40% Profit Sharing began.
Kwik Trip became Kwik Star in Iowa.
The "Kwik Card" was introduced.
Communication Center was established at the Support Center in La Crosse, WI.
The new Truck Shop was built.
A new 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse was constructed.
First retail Car Wash opened.
Remodeling of the Dairy, Warehouse, and Commissary was started.
Company grew to
250 Convenience stores
and 25 Tobacco Outlet stores.
4,000 co-workers employed.
E-85 introduced at select locations.
The Zietlow family purchased the Hansen family's interest in Kwik Trip, Inc., HRZ and ZRH.
The Dairy added a 10,000 sq. ft. cooler addition.
Company reached 300 Convenience stores and 45 Tobacco Outlet Plus stores.
Kwik Trip purchased 6
Auto Stop stores and 2 other existing sites.
Gift Card Program introduced.
Hot food program is rolled out to all of the 309 convenience stores.
6,000 co-workers employed.
Glazers Donuts introduced.
Banana ripening rooms were built.
Convenience Store Decisions magazine named Kwik Trip Inc. Convenience Store Chain of the Year!
The Warehouse and Dairy were expanded.
Rollout of fresh food program continued.
7-day per week delivery program to all stores started.
Top Tier Fuel program introduced.
Nature's Touch waters introduced.
New open-air cases installed for fresh food offerings including salads, produce and sandwiches.
New expanded cold beverage centers installed.
No Fee ATM's introduced.
Kwik Trip Kitchens opened in the new 65,000 sq. ft. facility.
Food Research and Development department started.
Palace Street Foods, an outside sales division, was created.
New ice plant was built and began production.
The new Lobby store opened at the La Crosse, WI
Bottling plant opened.
First LEED Certified store opened in Oshkosh, WI
8,000 co-workers are now employed.
Kwik Trip Inc. won 1st place in the Convenience Store Petroleum Mystery Shop competition for the 2nd time.
An 80,000 sq. ft. Bakery expansion, Dairy re-model and store re-imaging began.
The AV department created.
Stores, restaurants, and
Cafe's were re-imaged
Chain reached 384 stores.
10,135 co-workers employed.
The Mobile Marketing program was introduced.
New packaging of the Kitchen Craving and Cheese Mountain pizza products.
The new Bakery offices opened.
The Support Center in La Crosse, WI was re-imaged.
1st National Alternative Fuels/Compressed Natural Gas facility opened
in La Crosse, WI.
Convenience Store Petroleum named Don Zietlow Retail Leader of the Year.
A 36,000 sq. ft. Dairy expansion which includes a Blow Mold plant began.
The Distribution Center added 145,000 sq. ft.of dry/cooler storage.
The Bakery installed new Glazers and cookie lines.
10,860 co-workers employed.
Kwik Trip Inc. won 1st place in the Convenience Store Petroleum Mystery Shop competition for the 3rd time.
The 400th Kwik Trip Store opened in Chisago City, MN.
Kwik Trip was named the 21st Best Workplace on the Top 150 Workplace in America.
The Kwik Trip Center for Health opened. A Health Center for Kwik Trip co-workers in La Crosse, WI.