What’s your favorite convenience store? Wawa often is the answer in the eastern part of PA, and Sheetz often comes as a direct competitor, but Turkey Hill Minit Marketes have been a mainstay for many years as well. In 1967, Charles and Emerson Frey opened the first Turkey Hill Minit Markets store on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a way to better market their dairy products, according to their wikipedia page.
British convenience store operator EG Group is buying Kroger’s convenience store unit for $2.15 billion as it expands into the U.S. Turkey Hill Minit Markets, which has (multiple locations in the western part of Montgomery County), is owned by Kroger, according to readingeagle.com.
Kroger and other grocery store operators have been facing tougher competition from companies including Walmart and Amazon. The Cincinnati company has been considering a sale of its convenience store operations since October.
EG Group expects to close the purchase of the Kroger’s business unit early this year. The acquisition includes 762 locations in 18 states employing 11,000 workers. Besides Turkey Hill, other brands under the Kroger umbrella that have been sold include Loaf ‘N Jug, Kwik Shop, Tom Thumb and Quik Stop.
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