US-based convenience store chain Kum & Go has signed an agreement with grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions firm McLane Company.
Under the terms of the agreement, McLane will serve as Kum & Go’s grocery wholesaler starting from the second quarter of next year.
Kum & Go marketing senior vice-president Chris Jones said: “McLane’s commitment to technology and operational excellence will be critical as we work together to develop and implement solutions benefitting our customers and associates.”
All of the company’s stores are expected to receive services from McLane starting Q2 next year.
McLane Grocery president Tony Frankenberger said: “Kum & Go is an organisation focused on bringing the best product offerings and innovation to its stores so its associates can deliver more than their customers expect.”
Founded in 1959, Kum & Go currently operates more than 430 convenience stores across 11 states, including Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.
In a separate development, the retailer has opened a new 6,200ft² store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Located at 1005 West 11th Street, the new store will focus on fresh food.
The company is planning to expand the food-focused layout later this year to other locations, including Colorado, Iowa and Missouri.
Earlier this month, Kum & Go opened one store each in Waukee and Altoona, Iowa.