DES MOINES — Yesway, the growing convenience store chain, announced the broadening of its reach in the c-store space with the acquisition of seven additional Midwest-based convenience stores.


In Iowa, Yesway has acquired the Krueger’s Convenience Stores location in Grimes, and the Pronto Market location in Kanawha. Five Pic Quik stores in Hutchinson, Kan., have also been acquired and will be added to its existing portfolio. The company has a robust acquisition pipeline and plans to acquire, improve and rebrand approximately 500 convenience stores as Yesway convenience stores in selected regions of the United States over the next several years.


“Our goal in acquiring these stores is to enhance their overall appeal and offer a fresh experience for Yesway customers,” said Brian Trout, Yesway’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “Customers will enjoy redesigned stores that are true to our brand principles, which are to be efficient, inviting and user-friendly. We are grateful to the previous owners for building a base of loyal and reliable customers, and look forward to continuing to serve them in their respective local communities.”


Thomas Nicolas Trkla, Yesway’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “Yesway is committed to providing our customers with a terrific shopping experience. We look forward to further expanding the Yesway brand and to becoming an essential member of the communities we serve.”


About Yesway – BW Gas & Convenience, d/b/a Yesway, is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Yesway plans to acquire, improve and rebrand 500 convenience stores in selected regions of the United States over the next several years. For more information on Yesway, please visit the company’s website at www.yesway.com.