Casey’s closes acquisition of 40 Pilot stores

Casey's General Store
A Casey's General Store in Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. has announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of 40 stores from Pilot Corporation.

In a news release, Casey’s says the acquisition gives the convenience store chain immediate scale in the Knoxville, Tennessee market and is part of the implementation of its three-year strategic plan that was shared in January 2020, when the company set a three-year goal of adding 345 stores to its chain.

“We are pleased to complete this transaction and expand our footprint in Tennessee and Kentucky,” Casey’s president and chief executive officer Darren Rebelez said. “The Haslam family and the Pilot team have been great to work with, and we look forward to welcoming team members to Casey’s and bringing our hand-made pizza program to these excellent stores.”