Our charity's

E&K Retail strives to make a difference in our local communities. We support various charities that make our communities better . Learn more about some of the many causes that E&KRetail supports.

Principals Elliott and Kathryn Threatt started their entrepreneurial venture when they opened their first GNC store in Salina Kansas in 1992. From 1992 to 2001 they grew to operate 6 GNC stores in Missouri and Kansas. In 2001 E&K expanded in the airport concessions partnering with Paradies Lagardere in the Kansas City airport (MCI) to operate the travel necessities, E&K moved completely out of the GNC business in 2014 to focus on expanding into new airports. Partnering with Elevate Gourmet Brands to operate 2 Green Beans Coffee locations at Newark airport (ERW). In 2016 E&K expanded into Minneapolis St Paul (MSP), Madison (MSN), and Cedar Rapids (CID) partnering with SSP American to open 12 restaurant locations “AND 2 RETAIL LOCATIONS”. In 2018 E&K teamed with Elevate Gourmet brands again to open 2 Whisk & Bowl locations at Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW).