This week’s The E15 Expressway: Web Chats with Retailers features Joe Zietlow, Industry and Trade Association Manager at Kwik Trip. Kwik Trip has been a retail industry pioneer for E15 and according to Zietlow, has been selling ethanol “since before it was cool”.

Kwik Trip is a family-owned company based in La Crosse, Wis. that employs more than 28,000 workers across 700+ stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Through vertical integration, Kwik Trip owns its bakery, dairy, kitchens, and distribution, including a 500-truck fleet: “We make it, we truck it, we sell it”. During his chat with Growth Energy’s Emily Skor, Zietlow explained how Kwik Trip applied this vertical integration to ethanol, building four facilities to regionally blend E10, E15, E85, and biodiesel to distribute to its own stores.

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Always a premier industry event! Our Past President & Board Member Andrea Kent “Zoomed in” to be a featured panelist alongside colleagues from @GrowthEnergy and @USGC talking global ethanol markets at Growth Energy's 2021 Executive Leadership Conference. 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 #ELC2021 https://t.co/2qpYWtq8OX

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Senior Vice President @JimPirolli was a featured panelist at Growth Energy's 2021 Executive Leadership Conference. The Andersons is proud to join the conversation of the environmental benefits of biofuels. https://t.co/dgb0nHust9

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For our final panel, we’re hearing from global #ethanol market pros on trade with our top ethanol partners across the globe and opportunities to grow these markets. #ELC2021 https://t.co/8SNqgeFdD0

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Carbon Opportunity discussion on the role of biofuels in a net zero carbon future, featuring panelists from @POETbiofuels, @eheinc, and @Harvard. #ELC2021 https://t.co/K4QZWxb6oF

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