The Kroger Co. and McLane Co. recently signed a service agreement for all of Kroger's 787 convenience stores throughout 18 states.

As part of the agreement, McLane will service the Cincinnati-based retailer's c-stores under the banners Loaf 'N Jug, Turkey Hill Minit Market, Tom Thump, Kwik Shop and Quik Stop.

Texas-based McLane is one of the largest supply chain services providers, offering grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drugstores and chain restaurants. It is a unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

"Kroger continues to raise the bar in terms of product and foodservice offerings, convenient locations and customer satisfaction. We look forward to seeing explosive growth and success as the company capitalizes on the many customer-centric offerings that set McLane apart from the competition," says Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery.