Sheetz named as one of the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Sheetz named as one of the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

 

ALTOONA, Pa., 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is pleased to announce that it is one of the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. This list, now in its 21st year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Sheetz was ranked 66th, improving upon its 2017 standing by 21 positions. Companies opt to participate in a selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire regarding their programs and employee practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each company using a unique methodology based on five dimensions, including credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“This is the fourth time in five years we have been named to this very distinguished list,” said Sheetz President/CEO Joe Sheetz. “That certainly would not have happened without the hard work of our employees—from those who work in our stores, to our distribution centers, Sheetz Bros. Kitchens, corporate offices, along with our truck drivers and maintenance teams. We strive to create a working environment where people feel valued, have the opportunity to grow, and recognize how the work they do helps our company as a whole and the customers we serve, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are committed to building on the investments we’ve made in our people for years to come.”

In 2017, Sheetz announced plans to hire 3,400 employees companywide, in addition to raising $150,000 for hurricane relief efforts. Sheetz also reaffirmed its status as an innovator in its industry by offering ordering through Amazon Alexa, and was the first two-time winner of Convenience Store Decision’s Chain of the Year.

Current Sheetz, Inc. Snapshot

Headquarters in Altoona, Pa.
Operates 565+ store locations in six states
In fiscal year 2019, Sheetz is projected to operate 600 stores
Serving 1.5 million customers per day
Family owned—66th anniversary in 2018
40 new and rebuilt stores in 2017
On the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2014/2016/2017/2018
Named by Fortune in 2016/2017 as a Best Workplace for Women
Named by Fortune in 2016/2017 as a Best Workplace for Millennials
Named by Fortune in 2015/2016/2017 as one of the Best Workplaces in Retail (Top 10)
Convenience Store Chain of the Year/Convenience Retailer of the Year
Locations in six states:  Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland
Total yearly sales of more than $5.6 billion
More than 18,200 employees
Employee bonuses paid in 2017:  More than $50 million

Corporate Charities Supported

Sheetz For The Kidz™, a Sheetz employee-driven charitable organization, provided more than $1.5 million in 2017 to ensure approximately 9,300 children in need had gifts at Christmas. Through this program, Sheetz For The Kidz has helped more than 110,000 children living in the communities Sheetz serves.

Through a partnership with Make-A-Wish®, Sheetz For The Kidz granted wishes for 55 children with life-threatening medical conditions in 2017. Since 2005, Sheetz has been able to grant more than 518 wishes!

Special Olympics®:  In 2017, with the help of its generous customers, Sheetz donated more than $1 million to the Special Olympics. Sheetz was Pennsylvania’s largest contributor as well as an inductee into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame.

In addition, Sheetz donates millions of dollars in cash and products to worthwhile community endeavors each year.

“The 2018 100 Best are true leaders,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they’re doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

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 $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 18,200 employees. The company operates more than 565 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® 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. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Places to Work for Women, Best Workplaces for Millennials and by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com
814-941-5183

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

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Sheetz is listed among the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is pleased to announce that it is one of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. This list, now in its 20th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Sheetz, which ranked 87th, was selected among hundreds of companies across the nation vying for a place on the 2017 list, and the ranking improved on Sheetz’s 2016 standing by ten positions. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire regarding their programs and employee practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions, including credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“Sheetz is committed to investing in its people, rewarding employees, and attracting the best talent for the job, whether it’s in the distribution centers, kitchens, corporate office, or one of our store locations. We strive to create a great working environment where our employees feel valued and have all the resources they need,” said Sheetz, Inc. President/CEO Joe Sheetz. “We do this by providing all of our employees with the opportunity to grow; instilling a culture of respect; and ensuring that all employees understand the importance of their job and the role they play in the larger company. We are a family-owned business and are very proud of the culture and environment we have created and nurtured at Sheetz.”

In 2016, Sheetz announced both plans to hire 8,000 employees companywide as well as the investment of more than $15 million to increase employee wages. Sheetz reaffirmed its commitment to employees when the company announced that salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 despite a federal judge’s injunction in November 2016, which prevented the FLSA minimum wage regulation from going into effect on December 1, 2016.

To view a video regarding the announcement, go to https://youtu.be/BkV28FX8PlE.

Current Sheetz, Inc. Snapshot

Headquarters in Altoona, Pa.
Operates 540+ store locations in six states
Serving 1.5 million customers per day
Family owned – 65th anniversary in 2017
40 new and rebuilt stores in 2017
On the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2014/2016/2017
Listed in 2016 as a Fortune Best Workplace for Women (Top 12)
Selected by Fortune in 2016 as a Best Workplace for Millennials (Top 35)
Named by Fortune in 2016 as one of the Best Workplaces in Retail (Top 10)
Named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina
Convenience Store Chain of the Year/Convenience Retailer of the Year
Locations in six states:  Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland
Total yearly sales of more than $5.6 billion
More than 17,500 employees
Employee bonuses paid in 2016:  More than $53 million

Corporate Charities Supported

Sheetz For the Kidz™, a charitable organization operated by Sheetz employees, provided more than $1.6 million in 2016 to ensure approximately 8,800 children in need have gifts at Christmas.  Through this program, Sheetz for the Kidz™ has helped more than 100,000 children since 1992 raising $22.9 million.

Through Make-A-Wish, Sheetz For the Kidz™ sponsored 48 family trips to Walt Disney World each year.  Since 2005, Sheetz has been able to grant more than 450 wishes!

Special Olympics:  In 2017, with the help of its generous customers, Sheetz will donate more than $650,000 to the Special Olympics. Sheetz was Pennsylvania’s largest contributor as well as an inductee into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame.

In addition, Sheetz donates millions of dollars in cash and products to worthwhile community endeavors each year.

The Future

In fiscal year 2018, Sheetz is projected to operate 600 stores with projected capital investment (including new and rebuilt unit growth) of eight percent annually.

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work for all, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

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 $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates more than 540 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® 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. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Nick Ruffner, nruffner@sheetz.com, 814-941-5183

Wegmans named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 20th Year in a Row

Wegmans named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 20th Year in a Row

Wegmans also named one of 12 ‘Great Place to Work Legends™’

Rochester, NY, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, this year ranking #2, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.  Wegmans is one of 12 companies that have appeared on the list for all 20 years, and as such has also been designated one of the ‘Great Place to Work Legends™.’

The list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers.

Danny Wegman, CEO, and son of the late Robert Wegman, chairman, repeated what his dad said in 1998 when he learned the company was named to the inaugural 100 Best list: “Nothing could mean more to me than having our people say that Wegmans is a great place to work. That’s what my dad said then, and it’s true for our family today. It’s our belief that we are a great place to work because we help our customers, our communities, and we help one another.”

In 2016, Wegmans was also ranked by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as a best workplace for Diversity, Women, and Millennials, and was #1 on the list of Best Workplaces in Retail.

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

Cake Celebration at Wegmans
Customers and employees will celebrate the honor on Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. when cake will be served at every Wegmans store. For customers who prefer a healthy option instead of cake, mini apples will be offered.

About Wegmans:
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies’ results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

SOURCE: Wegmans Food Markets

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Sheetz one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Sheetz has been ranked twice on the list, which is based on employees’ assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions.

“There’s a strong correlation between being able to talk openly with company executives and feeling like a workplace is fair,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Traditionally, communication channels with leaders have been less available to women than to men. The Best Workplaces for Women do well at paving the way for those open dialogs, and as a result, women are more likely to feel they get fair consideration in their jobs and careers. Congratulations to these great companies—they are showing everyone how to create a Great Place to Work For ALL.”

Both women and men at Best Workplaces for Women feel their employers provide ample opportunities to grow and advance in their careers, and provide them with the flexibility they want to balance their work and personal lives.

“We are a family owned and operated company and that is a factor on how we make decisions as a company. We know to have a company operate 24/7; our employees need to feel engaged and valued. Creating an environment that supports people in and outside of work isn’t just an issue for women, it’s an issue for all employees, and our goal is to make sure that we have created programs at Sheetz to achieve that,” said Joe Sheetz, CEO Sheetz.

The Best Workplaces for Women ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations.

To see the full list of the Best Workplaces for Women click here. To see the schedule for all of our workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website.

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 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 terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 20 Best Workplaces in Retail and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About the Best Workplaces for Women

Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they’re treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

For further information:
Tarah Arnold
Phone: 814. 941.5183
Email: tarnold@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.