Chain of the Year

Krause Gentle Corp.

1998 Krause Gentle Corp. (Kum & Go L.C.)Growth, Innovation Propel Kum & GoIT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL five decades for Kum & Go, which celebrated...

Amerada Hess Corp.

2000 Amerada Hess Corp.Riding the Hess ExpressTHE FIRST HESS GAS station was opened in 1960, and the first Hess Express opened in 1997 in...

Huck’s Food & Fuel

2001 Huck’s Food & FuelEmployee-Owned and ProfitingIN 1960, TWO FRIENDS, Bob Martin and Frank Bayley, formed a partnership to begin opening supermarkets in small towns...

Petro-Canada

2002 Petro-CanadaNeighbours to the NorthSINCE RECEIVING CSD’S CHAIN OF THE YEAR award in 2002, Petro-Canada has seen multiple changes. The most significant has been...

Exxon Mobil Corp.

2003 Exxon Mobil Corp.Changes Abound at ExxonMobilSINCE WINNING CSD’S CHAIN of the Year award in 2003, Exxon Mobil Corp. has been busy, beefing up...

Kwik Trip Inc.

2004 Kwik Trip Inc.Organic Growth Drives Kwik TripIN 2004, CSD AWARDED La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip Inc. with the Chain of the Year award...

7-Eleven Inc.

2005 7-Eleven Inc.7-Eleven Continues Reinventing Convenience7-ELEVEN INC.,THE WORLD’S largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, was named Chain of the Year in 2005. The stores...

Valero Energy Corp. & Diamond Shamrock Corp.

2006 Valero Energy Corp. 1995 Diamond Shamrock Corp.Valero Rises to the Top VALERO ENERGY CORP.’S RAPID ascent in the convenience store industry began in...

Alimentation Couche-Tard & Dairy Mart Inc.

2007 Alimentation Couche-Tard 1999 Dairy Mart Inc.Couche-Tard Pushes U.S. ExpansionWHEN ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD INC. was presented with CSD’s Chain of the Year honors in 2007,...

Chevron

2008 Chevron Global Marketing Dual Branding Strategy Drives ChevronIT’S BEEN A CHALLENGING couple of years for convenience store operators, marked by wild fuel price fluctuations...

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