Kum & Go to add over 900 store positions in 2022
Des Moines, IA (May 13, 2022) — Family-owned convenience store chain Kum & Go will add over 900 new store positions this year. In Des Moines, positions will be added through implementation of their refreshed brand and new fresh food program. Additional positions will be added through their entry into Salt Lake City, UT and Grand Rapids, MI later this year in addition to continuing to open new stores in existing markets where they continue to grow.
“My grandpa used to say, ‘People make the difference, and the difference is Kum & Go people.’ We are proud of the jobs and careers we offer to our associates. Competitive pay and benefits, a high internal promotion rate, and a culture that is consistently recognized as one that cares about its people.” says Tanner Krause, Chief Executive Officer.
Kum & Go launched their refreshed brand and new fresh food program last year in Little Rock, AR and Omaha, NE. The new menu includes delicious, flavorful, made-to-order items including grain bowls and stackers which feature premium meats and vegetables. The Des Moines and Ames markets are currently undergoing this transformation which will be completed later this year. Openings will be for all store roles with an emphasis on food service positions at all levels, manager, full-time, and part-time.
Kum & Go offers competitive wages, ranging from $14 – $17 per hour for full-time store associates in the Des Moines and Ames markets. Additionally, full-time associates are offered a benefits package including weekly pay, set schedules with consistent hours, a food and beverage discount, medical*, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k)*, paid time off*, tuition reimbursement*, career growth and development opportunities, and more!
Details on all opportunities can be found at careers.kumandgo.com. The company is also hosting numerous store hiring events where future associates can interview on location. Upcoming hiring events:
- Tuesday, May 17th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 1825 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
- Wednesday, May 18th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 12041 Douglas Pkwy, Urbandale, IA
- Tuesday, May 24th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 141 South Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
- Thursday, May 26th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 1300 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA
- Thursday, June 16th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 2110 Guthrie Ave, Des Moines, IA
“The opportunities our new food program provides to associates who aspire to make days better for their customers and fellow associates are new and unprecedented. The elevated nature of our Food Team Manager role provides more structure and leadership to our food teams thus enhancing the development and career pathing of all associates.” says Reed Rainey, Chief Operating Officer.
In addition to their refreshed brand and new fresh food, customers can look forward to stores opening in Salt Lake City and Grand Rapids later this year. They will continue their expansion in 2023 entering Boise, ID.
“Kum & Go is bringing a fresh perspective to our customers and our associates are the key to bringing that to life. As a company, we are proud to be investing in our communities to offer fresher, new stores and fresher, healthier food.” says Krause.
Interested in joining Kum & Go? Connect with great people and apply at careers.kumandgo.com.
*Select benefits provided upon eligibility requirements being met
About Kum & Go
Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, Kum & Go is a fourth-generation, family-owned convenience store chain providing a fresh perspective by meeting customers where they are and offering them the choices they deserve. For over 60 years, the company has been dedicated to sharing 10% of all profits back to the communities it serves. Kum & Go plans to hire over 5,000 associates across all locations this year, adding 176 food positions as they expand their brand and food program in the Des Moines, IA market. Full-time positions offer benefits and set schedules with consistent hours. For more information and to join the team, visit careers.kumandgo.com.