WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Convenience retailer Kum & Go LC, has announcd that Niki DePhillips, senior vice president of store development, recently received the Industry Impact Award from the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association (ICREA).
"I'm honored to receive this award," said DePhillips. "And I share it with my store development team who is working extremely hard this year keeping us on track to build a record 41 new stores by yearend."
Niki DePhillipsICREA gives out the Industry Impact Award annually to non-real-estate brokers or salespeople who have impacted the real-estate industry. This award exemplifies an individual who enhances the reputation of the industry.
Kum & Go's store development team consists of the real estate and construction departments. As the leader of this team, DePhillips' focus is to oversee all activities related to site selection, government approvals and construction of all new convenience stores.
"Niki has been a valuable asset to Kum & Go. She is a great leader and is highly respected by her team," said Kyle J. Krause, CEO of Kum & Go. "Her passion for the company and focus on excellence is one of the reasons we are on track with our growth plans."
West Des Moines, Iowa-based Kum & Go is the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the United States. Founded on exceptional customer service, Kum & Go is a pioneer in the convenience store industry. The family-owned company began in 1959, in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). 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.