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July 10, 2016

BW Gas & Convenience to acquire 21 stores from Kum & Go

BW Gas & Convenience Holdings has acquired 21 convenience stores in Iowa, US, from Kum & Go, L.C.

BW Gas & Convenience Holdings has acquired 21 convenience stores in Iowa, US, from Kum & Go, L.C.

The company acquired three stores located in Mason City last week, and the remaining 18 stores will be bought over the next four weeks.

This acquisition will take the number of convenience stores owned and operated by BW Gas & Convenience in Iowa to 31.

“Customers will enjoy redesigned stores that are true to our brand tenets, which are to be user-friendly, inviting and efficient."

The company plans to own between 600 and 1,000 stores across the US in next several years.

Meanwhile, BW Gas & Convenience has also unveiled its national convenience store brand, Yesway, to offer a wide range of products and an improved food service.

Yesway also plans to spend approximately $6.7m to refurbish its entire portfolio to further enhance the customer experience.

Yesway senior vice-president of operations Brian Trout said: “The new exterior and interior store design will enhance the overall appeal of the stores and enable us to offer a fresh experience for consumers in the Iowa region.

Yesway chairman and chief executive officer Thomas Nicolas Trkla said: “Customers will enjoy redesigned stores that are true to our brand tenets, which are to be user-friendly, inviting and efficient.

“Over the years, the previous owners have established a loyal and reliable customer base, and we look forward to continuing to serve them in their respective local communities."