Since developing Kwik Shop as a division of its grocery business nearly 50 years ago, Dillon Cos. — and its successor, Kroger, which purchased Dillon in 1983 — have grown through the acquisition of other regional c-store chains. In recent years, Kroger has begun to unite them through common programs and a new logo illustrating a nationwide presence that together they encompass. Following is a brief look at the history of its four convenience banners. KWIK SHOP Founded: 1960 IN HUTCHINSON, ...
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