Eiffel Tower - A creamy cow’s milk delight, featuring a chalky white rind and a cream-colored, buttery, soft interior that oozes when at the peak of ripeness and temperature
Kwik Trip Expands Operations and New Facilities

Kwik Trip Expands Operations and New Facilities

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Operating more than 600 retail stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, convenience store chain Kwik Trip announced a $300 million capital investment project that will enable the growing company to meet its capacity needs for the near future. Of this $300 million, $113 million will be invested in a new 200,000-square-foot bread and bun production facility, as well as will be put towards expansions and improvements in its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations, and transportation fleet. With expansion on the horizon, Kwik Trip’s venture is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse, WI area over the next five years.

John McHugh, Director of Corporate Communications and Leadership Development, Kwik Trip

“The multimillion-dollar capital expenditures in Kwik Trip’s bakery, dairy, kitchen, and transportation facilities will generate a significant return on investment for the state of Wisconsin and the city of La Crosse in the form of new and expanded tax base, job opportunities for our co-workers, construction contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers,” said John McHugh, Director of Corporate Communications and Leadership Development, according to Business Facilities. “This will result in the purchase of additional fleet vehicles and the construction of more efficient production plants that will create higher capacity, productivity, and cost savings which will allow Kwik Trip to better accommodate the needs of our guests in the 621 stores and numerous communities we currently serve.”

Looking to significantly increase its production of bread and buns and its overall stake in sweet goods production, the convenience retailer will invest $42 million in new facilities and $71 million in state-of-the-art bread and bun production facility equipment. Construction for the new bakery is expected to be completed by fall of 2018.

Kwik Trip store

From these expansions, Kwik Trip is expected to not only create 300 jobs directly, but also an additional 235 jobs in the region indirectly, allowing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to authorize the retailer to receive up to $21 million in state income tax credits over the next five years in order to help secure the company’s investment in Wisconsin.

Scott Walker, Governor, Wisconsin

“With more than 380 stores and 12,000 employees in Wisconsin, Kwik Trip has already shown a strong commitment to our state, and that commitment is being solidified with this expansion,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Kwik Trip is the latest example of companies seeking to expand in Wisconsin because of our pro-business policies and dedicated workforce.”

The vertically integrated company also has goals to open 40 to 50 jobs annually.

Kwik Trip currently operates its own bakery, dairy, water bottling line, kitchens, food safety lab, distribution center, ice plant, LP plant, blow mold facility, transportation company and health clinic, as well as makes, ships, and sells 80 percent of its own branded products.

For more news on the deli, dairy, and bakery world, stay tuned to Deli Market News.

Kwik Trip

Eiffel Tower - A creamy cow’s milk delight, featuring a chalky white rind and a cream-colored, buttery, soft interior that oozes when at the peak of ripeness and temperature

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story

Serving your early morning coffee & late night chicken sandwiches.

Good Food Media Network Releases 2018 Good Food Restaurants™ List

The company releases its annual rating and economic report offering insight into the purchasing practices of chefs and restaurants and their commitment to sustainable sourcing.
View Press Release

Charlotte-Based Hissho Sushi Debuts at Bank of America Stadium for Carolina Panthers’ 2018-2019 Season

The company provides visitors and Panthers fans sophisticated, fresh options like the California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, and Crispy Crab Roll.
View Press Release

P3 Named Official Protein Snack of UFC®

UFC® announced a new marketing partnership with Oscar Mayer®.
View Press Release

New Tuscanini Parchment Crackers Bring the Sun-Kissed Taste of Italy to America's Table

Three handmade varieties deliver a sophisticated touch to meals and light snacks.
View Press Release

WCMA Launches Workforce Committee to Address Labor Challenges

The Association's Inaugural Meeting is set for October 23 in Monroe, Wisconsin.
View Press Release

Chris Greer Named Continuous Improvement Manager for Master-Bilt

As Continuous Improvement Manager, Greer will drive operational excellence initiatives and be responsible for developing consistent improvement in the manufacturing operation at Master-Bilt.
View Press Release