Wisconsin Economic Development Corp

Kwik Trip C-store Chain to Expand Dairy, Commissary and Bakery Facilities in Wisconsin

Dec. 22, 2023
Company will invest more than $151 million, including state incentives.

Kwik Trip a mostly Wisconsin chain of convenience stores, will invest more than $151 million to expand its operations at multiple locations throughout the state, with some portion of that going to manufacturing operations.

The new capital commitment, which includes state incentives, would expand the company’s dairy, commissary and bakery facilities in La Crosse, the purchase and renovation of a commercial office building in Onalaska, and the construction of a new satellite distribution center.

Plans would create more than 500 jobs by 2027, qualifying the La Crosse-based retailer to earn an additional $15 million in performance-based Enterprise Zone tax incentives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

“While most of us are familiar with Kwik Trip for its retail operations, the company continues to grow its manufacturing and supply chain base in our state, which is creating hundreds of jobs and new investments even faster than anyone could have anticipated,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC.

Kwik Trip, a family owned company, operates 506 stores in Wisconsin and is known for creating its own line of food products.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.