Sheetz to invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further their commitment to offer employees a great place to work and a competitive total compensation package, Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across the company without cutting back on hours for full-time employees.

“While other businesses in the industry might have to cut back on employee hours or new hires as a result of wage increases, Sheetz is working hard to provide full time hours to as many employees as possible, providing them with an opportunity to earn more and secure health benefits,” said Stephanie Doliveira, Vice President of Human Resources at Sheetz. “As a family-owned business, we’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best people.  We believe that paying wages at the upper end of the retail scale is necessary to achieve that goal.  In addition to paying competitive wages, we provide our employees with increases based upon tenure, access to health insurance, quarterly bonuses, college tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and paid time off, among many other benefits, continuing to prove that Sheetz strives to be a great place to work.”

Great Place to Work® and Fortune recently recognized Sheetz as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail based on the quality of the company’s pay and benefits, opportunities for advancement, support for employees’ personal lives, management ethics and day-to-day respect for staff.  Sheetz was ranked #8 on that list.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Tarah Arnold, 814.941.5183, tarnold@sheetz.com

Sheetz one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail

ALTOONA, Pa., 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz is honored to announce that after surveying more than 45,000 employees in the retail sector, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized Sheetz as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail. We consider this honor exceptionally notable because the recognition is based on our employees’ own assessments of the quality and inclusiveness of our workplace.

“It is our dream for our employees to tell us that they are happier clocking in than clocking out,” says Joe Sheetz. “Recognition like this proves that a company-wide effort to build and nurture a positive culture truly pays off.  We couldn’t have done it without the favorable opinion of our employees and the supportive work environment they create.”

Sheetz and the 19 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 45,000 employees within the retail sector. Employees ranked their companies using Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. Employees answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, considering everything from the quality of the company’s pay and benefits, their opportunities for advancement, support for employees’ personal lives, and management ethics and day-to-day respect for staff. Survey results achieved a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5.7 percent or less. The total score for each company is based entirely upon employee feedback and the final ranking reflects the 20 companies with the highest total scores in their size categories.

“The companies on this list are leaders who offer retail employees well-rounded workplaces capable of attracting and developing top talent regardless of industry sector,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “Ranking on this list is a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating throughout their teams.”

The 20 Best Workplaces in Retail ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

ABOUT SHEETZ
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminalsalong with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas – hot, frozen or iced.  All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Tarah Arnold, Phone: 814.941.5183, Email: tarnold@sheetz.com