cation: Springfield, Mo.
Operations: 22 Price Cutter stores, six Ramey and three Smitty's, plus six convenience stores.
ESOP status: 100% employee-owned since Jan. 1 following a leveraged buyout of the company.
Erick Taylor, president and CEO, said the company is looking forward to achieving significant benefits as employees become more aware of what their ownership stake actually amounts to. "The stock won't be valued until mid-year, so people