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Your Dillons fuel points are still good at Kwik Shop despite sale by Kroger

You'll still be able to redeem your Dillons fuel points at local Kwik Shop stores, even though Dillon's parent company has sold them.
You'll still be able to redeem your Dillons fuel points at local Kwik Shop stores, even though Dillon's parent company has sold them. File photo

Dillons parent company, Kroger Co., doesn't own Kwik Shop anymore, but the fuel savings will continue.

On Friday, a Dillons spokeswoman said that, despite the parent company's sale of its convenience stores to a new British owner, customers will be able to continue redeeming fuel points they earned at Dillons when fueling up at Kwik Shop.

The sale, which was announced in February, was a $2 billion deal that made U.K.-based EG Group the owner of Wichita's 24 area Kwik Shops plus other Kroger convenience stores operating with different names in 17 other states.

At the time of the sale, Dillons had said it hoped to work out a deal to continue the fuel point program, and now it has, said Sheila Lowrie, the Dillons spokeswoman.

People will no longer be able to earn points by shopping at the convenience stores, she said. But they'll be able to continue earn points shopping at Dillons, as they always have.

Loyalty account information will remain with Kroger, Lowrie said. The new owner won't be given any information collected when customers set up loyalty cards.

A small number of convenience stores in the chain, including the Kwik Shops in Newton and Greensburg, were kept by Kroger and customers can still both earn and redeem fuel points at those stores.

Food and beverage club loyalty programs will end on Wednesday, though customers can redeem accumulated rewards through the end of May.

For the latest in gas prices in the Wichita area and across Kansas, go to www.kansas.com/news/gas-prices/

Starting at the 21st and Maize store and moving to six stores in the market by year's end, Dillons is adding online shopping. Customers shop and order online and pick up the next day at the supermarket. (June 10, 2016)

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