Rags to Riches

Pamplin, Claire
May 2005
Convenience Store News;5/9/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p63
Trade Publication
This article presents information on William A. Krause, who is the founder of Kum & Go Convenience Stores and CEO of Krause Gentle Corp., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, with 425 stores. Krause left home when his father, a farmer, went broke. The young Krause hired himself out as a farmhand for $10 a week, living with a Quaker family. Krause's father had taught him the value of hard work, and when he set out for the Quaker farm, he already had a solid work ethic. Today he has a reputation of being a workaholic.


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