Delaware North brings Taste NY café at Pembroke Travel Plaza on New York State Thruway

Delaware North brings Taste NY café at Pembroke Travel Plaza on New York State Thruway

 

BUFFALO, N.Y., 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delaware North’s travel business this week celebrated the opening of Taste NY café at Pembroke Travel Plaza, where it operates food and beverage services for the New York State Thruway on I-90 just east of Buffalo.

The café is part of a statewide campaign started by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to showcase New York’s food and beverage industries by promoting products made throughout the state. With initiatives like the Taste NY café, the program has created opportunities for local producers to feature their goods at a variety of landmark locations throughout the state, including Niagara Falls, and at large public events such as the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse.

“Delaware North has been serving guests in New York State for more than 100 years, so we know just how distinctive and varied the food offerings can be from all corners of the state,” said Rob Robinson, Delaware North’s district manager for NYS Thruway travel plazas. “We embrace the Taste NY program and look forward to showcasing these items for thruway travelers.”

The Taste NY café at the Pembroke Travel Plaza features a wide variety of grab-and-go snacks and drinks, including popcorn products from Jamestown Popcorn, beverages from Mayer Brothers in Buffalo, and Upstate Niagara dairy products. Hot food and beverage items, such as Zweigle’s hot dogs from Rochester and DeLima Coffee from Cicero (Syracuse), are also available.

“We’re so excited to bring visitors traveling from Western New York a taste of the region — from New York dairy to maple,” said Richard A. Ball, New York state’s agriculture commissioner. “The Taste NY program has grown dramatically since it was created by the governor and shows no signs of slowing down. I thank our partners at the Thruway Authority and Delaware North for helping to share the story of our great agricultural producers in New York and encourage agri-tourism across the state.”

Delaware North also participates in the Taste NY program in its parks and resorts division at Niagara Falls State Park by offering New York State products in its gift shops and local food offerings at the Top of the Falls restaurant.

Contact:

Charles Roberts
Comm. Specialist
250 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14202
Email: CHRobert@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5545
Fax: 716-858-5125

Source: Delaware North

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Dollar General to build its 16th distribution center located in Amsterdam, New York

Project expected to create 430 jobs in Montgomery County when fully operational; Facility to serve as 16th distribution center for major discount retailer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today (February 22, 2017) announced plans to build the company’s 16th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York, located in Montgomery County. At full capacity, the project is expected to create 430 new jobs, as well as up to 200 additional, temporary construction jobs needed to build the project. After necessary permits and approvals are received, construction on the estimated 750,000-square-foot facility should begin in late spring 2017 with a planned completion date in fall 2018.

“Dollar General is excited to add another state-of-the-art and highly-efficient distribution center to support our growing store network in both New York and throughout the northeast,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It’s very exciting to move forward on a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County. I am grateful for our continued partnership and support on this project from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Empire State Development and local leadership in Montgomery County.”

Dollar General has selected Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.

When fully operational, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states that Dollar General serves. Dollar General most recently opened its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently under construction on its 15th facility in Jackson, Georgia. Regionally, the most recent distribution center was completed in 2014 in Bethel, Pennsylvania.

Amsterdam was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the northeast, Montgomery County’s local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations.

In New York, Dollar General currently operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to create roughly 340 net new jobs in New York as a result of new store growth planned for its 2017 fiscal year.

Dollar General’s 15 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Stock footage and project renderings are available on the Dollar General Newsroom. For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

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Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 1, 2016.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,320 stores in 43 states as of February 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Source: Dollar General Corporation