Kum & Go Completes Acquisition of Two JC's Corner Stores

Renovated stores reopened February 12

Published in CSP Daily News

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kum & Go LC president and CEO Kyle J. Krause has announced the completion of the acquisition of two JC's Corner Stores in central Iowa. The stores have been renovated, and they reopened on February 12 under the Kum & Go brand.
According to Krause, it was extremely important to Kum & Go's associates to reopen the stores as soon as possible for neighborhood residents. They have been working long hours to prepare the stores for customers who depend upon these two locations for gasoline or food.

"Kum & Go has achieved a positive reputation [image-nocss] for outstanding customer service and quality products. It's exciting to see how our store associates strive to make a difference with every customer," said Krause. "Sometimes it is through friendly greetings. Other times, it might be helping a customer in need. Our people truly are the reason why more than 400,000 customers visit Kum & Go stores each day."

Special re-grand opening activities will be taking place in late February and will include drink and pizza specials and several prizes.

Family-owned Kum & Go has more than 430 convenience stores in 11 states and employs nearly 4,000 associates. In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks. Since its founding in 1959, Kum & Go has invested in the communities that it serves. Each year, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based company returns at least 10% of its profits to the communities it serves.