4567 American Blvd W
Bloomington, MN, 55437 United States
#102 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (November 2014)
If your holiday involves a road trip across the northern tier of the US, chances are you'll encounter Holiday Stationstores. Through subsidiary Holiday Stationstores, Holiday Companies operates more than 400 convenience stores (more than 100 of which are franchised) in more than 10 states, including Michigan, Washington, and Alaska. Under the Holiday Stationstores banner, the shops sell the company's own brand of Blue Planet gasoline, which is a low-sulfur fuel available in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin. Holiday Companies began in 1928 as a general store in a small Wisconsin town; it was run by two Erickson brothers, whose descendants still own and run the company.