Sheetz to open new store in Morrisville, NC on Thursday, March 1

Altoona, PA, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, today (February 26, 2018) announced the upcoming opening of its new store in Morrisville, NC. The opening is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, at the new store located at 390 Davis Dr.

This new location will welcome customers by offering free self-serve coffee and soda for a limited time and will continue to offer Sheetz’s award-winning MTO® menu on its unique touch-screen order terminals where you will be able to order any of Sheetz’s customized specialty drink or food items around the clock.

The grand opening festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with multiple prizes awarded, including the giveaway of a $1,000 Sheetz gift card. No purchase is necessary to win. A Sheetz family member will be present for the grand opening ceremony, set for 10:45 a.m., just before the store’s opening at 11 a.m.

Sheetz is committed to supporting the local communities it serves. During the store’s grand opening ceremony, Sheetz will donate $2,500 to Special Olympics of North Carolina. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years, Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers.

Sheetz will also donate $2,500 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, who works to provide hunger relief to more than 630,000 North Carolinians struggling to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food. Customers attending the grand opening are also encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Participants will receive a Sheetz branded bag, limit one per customer while supplies last from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Through local and national food-assistance programs, Sheetz and Feeding America are able to help people in the local communities that Sheetz serve who struggle with hunger.

Sheetz currently operates 566 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.

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).

For further information: 
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com

Source: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz to open new store in Parkersburg, WV on Wednesday February 28

Altoona, PA, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, today (February  21, 2017) announced the upcoming opening of its new store in Parkersburg, WV. The opening is scheduled for Wednesday February 28, at the new store located at 1102 7th St.

This new location will welcome customers by offering free self-serve coffee and soda for a limited time and will continue to offer Sheetz’s award-winning MTO® menu on its unique touch-screen order terminals where you will be able to order any of Sheetz’s customized specialty drink or food items around the clock.

The grand opening festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with multiple prizes awarded, including the giveaway of a $1,000 Sheetz gift card. No purchase is necessary to win. A Sheetz family member will be present for the grand opening ceremony, set for 10:45 a.m., just before the store’s opening at 11 a.m.

Sheetz is committed to supporting the local communities it serves. During the store’s grand opening ceremony, Sheetz will donate $2,500 to Special Olympics of West Virginia. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years, Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers.

Sheetz will also donate $2,500 to the Mountaineer Food Bank who provides over 44,000 meals a day to West Virginians experiencing food insecurity. Customers attending the grand opening are also encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to the Mountaineer Food Bank. Participants will receive a Sheetz branded bag, limit one per customer while supplies last from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Through local and national food-assistance programs, Sheetz and Feeding America are able to help people in the local communities that Sheetz serve who struggle with hunger.

Sheetz currently operates 565 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.

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).

For further information:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com

Source: Sheetz, Inc.

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 to open its new store in Parkersburg, WV on Thursday, January 11

Altoona, PA, 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, today announced the upcoming opening of its new store in Parkersburg, WV. The opening is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, at the new store located at 306 Ann Street.

This new location will welcome customers by offering free stainless steel coffee mugs while supplies last as well as free self-serve coffee and soda for a limited time. Sheetz will continue to offer its award-winning MTO® menu on its unique touch-screen order terminals where customers can order any of Sheetz’s customized specialty drink or food items around the clock.

The grand opening festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with multiple prizes awarded, including the giveaway of a $1,000 Sheetz gift card and two $250 Sheetz gift cards. No purchase is necessary to win. A Sheetz family member will be on hand for the grand opening ceremony, set for 10:45 a.m., just before the store’s opening at 11 a.m.

Sheetz is committed to supporting the local communities it serves. During the store’s grand-opening ceremony, Sheetz will donate $2,500 to Special Olympics of West Virginia. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years, Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers.

Sheetz currently operates 565 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.

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 17,500 employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates over 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, 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).

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For further information: Laura Hager, lhager@planitagency.com

Sheetz to open its new store in Winston-Salem, NC on Thursday, January 4

Altoona, PA, 2018-Jan-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, today announced the upcoming opening of its new store in Winston-Salem, NC. The opening is scheduled for Thursday, January 4, at the new store located at 5034 Raven Rd.

This new location will welcome customers by offering free self-serve coffee and soda for a limited time and will continue to offer Sheetz’s award-winning MTO® menu on its unique touch-screen order terminals where you will be able to order any of Sheetz’s customized specialty drink or food items around the clock.

The grand opening festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with multiple prizes awarded, including the giveaway of a $1,000 Sheetz gift card. No purchase is necessary to win. A Sheetz family member will be on hand for the grand opening ceremony, set for 10:45 a.m., just before the store’s opening at 11 a.m.

Sheetz is committed to supporting the local communities it serves. During the store’s grand-opening ceremony, Sheetz will donate $2,500 to Special Olympics of North Carolina. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years, Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers.

Sheetz currently operates 564 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.

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 17,500 employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates over 560 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).

For further information: Laura Hager, lhager@planitagency.com
SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz to offer customers a free cup of coffee on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is pleased to announce that they will again celebrate the holidays by offering customers a free cup of freshly brewed Sheetz coffee on both Christmas Day, from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m., and New Year’s, from 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Guests can walk into any one of Sheetz’s 564 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina and receive a free cup of coffee.

“Offering free coffee during the holidays is our way of saying thank you to the communities we serve,” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategies.  “Sheetz has been giving away free coffee on Christmas Day and New Year’s for more than 20 years. It is the perfect opportunity for us to show our appreciation to our loyal customers, and to celebrate the holidays with them.”

Customers also have the opportunity to make the holiday brighter for local children by donating to Sheetz For The Kidz at checkout. Sheetz For The Kidz is an employee-run charity providing toys, clothes and other basic needs to underprivileged children across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in our communities.

All Sheetz locations are open 24/7/365 to ensure customers can always get what they want, how they want it and when they want it. That commitment includes Christmas and New Year’s and every other day of the year. Sheetz invites customers to stop by this holiday season and enjoy a cup of coffee on them on Christmas and New Year’s.

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 17,500 employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates over 560 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).

For further information:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

Source:  Sheetz, Inc.

 

Sheetz launches new skill for Alexa now available using interactive voice activated technology

Sheetz continues its mission to provide the ultimate convenience to customers

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience chains, is proud to announce customers can now order their favorite Made-to-Order food without even getting up from the couch. Sheetz created a new skill for Alexa which is now available using interactive voice activated technology to enable Sheetz customers, for the first time ever, to place an order by using just their voice.

“We could not be more excited to bring this next generation of innovation to our customers and industry,” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategies for Sheetz. “From the inception of our MTO menu more than thirty years ago, to the introduction of touch-screen ordering in 1993, to the launch of the voice activated ordering today, our goal has always been to continue to innovate and reinvent ourselves in order to provide the ultimate convenience to our customers.”

Customers who have a Sheetz online ordering account and an Alexa-enabled device can use the new Sheetz skill for Alexa.

How it works:

  • First, log into your account on the Sheetz website (www.sheetz.com) and select your favorite order and saved store for pickup.
  • Then, search for and enable the Sheetz ordering skill through any Alexa-enabled device or Alexa App.
  • Say: “Alexa, Start Sheetz”, or “Alexa, Order My Favorite From Sheetz”
  • Let Alexa guide you the rest of the way

Ordering through the Sheetz skill for Alexa is now available at all of Sheetz’s 564 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

For more information, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723HGVBV.

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 17,500 employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates over 560 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).

For further information:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz commits to match in-store donations (7-30 September) to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts

Help the victims of Hurricane Harvey (PRNewsfoto/Sheetz, Inc.)

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for 65 years, today announced its commitment to match in-store donations to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts, up to $50,000. Sheetz’s 560 stores across PennsylvaniaNorth CarolinaMarylandOhioVirginia and West Virginia will accept donations at checkout for the victims of Hurricane Harvey beginning Thursday, September 7th and continuing through September 30th.

“Our hearts go out to the communities recovering from the widespread devastation caused by this storm,” said Joe Sheetz, President/CEO of Sheetz. “As a company, we are always focused on supporting the communities in which we operate, and we want to extend our support to the communities impacted by this storm. We wholeheartedly embrace our family values and will do whatever we can to support those facing this tragedy as they seek safety, comfort and start to rebuild their lives.”

One hundred percent of all funds collected and a one hundred percent match, up to $50,000, will be donated to The American Red Cross.

To learn more about Sheetz, please visit www.sheetz.com.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 559 store locations throughout PennsylvaniaWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandOhio 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).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

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

Sheetz starts July fundraising campaign to support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 25 years Sheetz For The Kidz (SFTK) has set out to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children within the communities in which Sheetz operates. SFTK is an employee driven 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that raises funds to support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish.

The Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program provides children in need the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with new toys, clothes and other basic needs. The program works with The Salvation Army to identify families and collect their holiday wish lists. Sheetz employees from every Sheetz operating area shop, wrap and host parties for all the participating children. More than $1.4 million was distributed last year, making the holiday season brighter for more than 8,800 children in six states, amounting to 16 children from each Sheetz store location.

This will also mark the 12th year of SFTK partnering with Make-A-Wish to sponsor families of seriously ill children so they can experience a weeklong dream vacation in Orlando, Florida. Fifty-four families will enjoy a cost-free vacation at Give Kids the World Village, an 84-acre, non-profit “storybook” resort designed to provide accommodations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families while experiencing the Disney vacation of their dreams.

In July, Sheetz customers can support SFTK through in-store fundraising. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in our communities. In addition, throughout the year, customers can support local kids in their community through online donations and Amazon Smile.

Ways to support SFTK in July:

  • Donate at check out.
  • Purchase a Sheetz For The Kidz water, with 25 cents from each bottle supporting the charity.
  • Buy any Coca-Cola® 20 oz. bottle of carbonated soft drink between July 1 and July 31 and Coca-Cola will donate 5 cents to support SFTK.
  • Shop on AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz For The Kidz” as the charity of your choice and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to the charity.
  • Go to www.sheetzforthekidz.org to donate online today.

A main fundraising event for the organization continues to be the annual SheetzFor the Kidz Golf Classic, which celebrated its 19th year in May at the Pinehurst Resort. This year, the event raised more than $700,000 for SFTK.

“Sheetz For The Kidz has been successful over the past 25 years due to the support of customers who donate funds at Sheetz locations, and business partners that have supported our annual golf tournament and other events throughout the year,” said Sheetz For The Kidz Executive Director Sarah Piper.  “We are also so grateful for the work of Sheetz employees, who have devoted their time and efforts to bettering the lives of children in their communities.”

About Sheetz For The Kidz
Sheetz For The  Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need, in His name, without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar we spend supports those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org, or follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

About Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish come true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 285,000 wishes since its inception in 1980—more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
814.941.5183
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz sponsors the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

$100,000 donation to help send more than 2,000 athletes to 2017 Special Olympics Games

ALTOONA, Pa, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for 65 years, is proud to sponsor the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Penn State University. The event will gather more than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in a 5K run or 2 mile family fun walk benefiting the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

“At Sheetz, we are deeply committed to supporting the communities we serve,” said Ryan Sheetz, assistant vice president of brand strategy for Sheetz. “This event will help send more than 2,000 athletes to the 2017 Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Summer Games this June. But it’s about much more than that; it’s about transforming lives through the joy of sport, teamwork and friendship. It’s about unleashing the greatness that lives within all of us.”

Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at Medlar Field and the Run will begin at approximately 11 a.m. in the vicinity of the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road. The run will move through Penn State University campus and conclude with runners racing through the Beaver Stadium Tunnel and onto the Nittany Lions’ home turf to “finish at the fifty!”

Interested participants can register ahead of time online or onsite the day of the event. Students receive a special discounted rate of $20 and should bring their PSU ID to the race. All participants will receive an official Beaver Stadium Run t-shirt, bottled water, and other refreshments.

For more information and to register for the race, go to www.StadiumRun.org.

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 545 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).

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz launches its new loyalty card program

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, marked the start of its new loyalty card program this week giving customers the opportunity to become official Sheetz Freakz. MySheetz Card® holders will now receive points on nearly every in-store purchase* and can choose customized rewards to get more of what they love most.

Racking up points with every swipe of their MySheetz Card, customers will climb the Sheetz Rewardz ranks from Fan to Friend to Freak. Cardholders will receive 5 points per dollar, and the more points earned, the better the reward. Free items can be loaded onto the MySheetz Card by registering it online at Sheetz.com. Points can also be redeemed on the new Sheetz app, available on Apple and Android devices.  The app includes a redesigned interface that allows customers to use mobile payment, order online and view nutrition information.

Customers who register their MySheetz Card will enjoy birthday rewards, surprise offers, and random freebies.

“The number one request from our customers has been to earn rewards on all of their purchases,” said Joe Sheetz, CEO of Sheetz, Inc. “We heard them and responded with bigger, better and more rewards— it’s our way of showing the love to our most loyal customers.”

Exclusive My Sheetz Card perks include:

  • Gas rewardz:3 cents off every gallon of gas every day
  • Customized rewardz: Customers get more of what they love
  • Tasty Treatz: Points can be redeemed for items ranging from (but not limited to) free fountain drinks, MTO items, self-serve Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, Shweetz® donuts and regular cookies
  • Exclusive offers: Birthday rewards, surprise offers, random freebies, and invitations to special events
  • On-the-spot savings: Special discounts and combo offers
  • Sheetz Shwag: T-shirts, hats, mugs, cups, and more

Current card holders will not lose already earned points. Customers with enough credits for a free item in the Sheetz club program will automatically have a free item loaded onto their card. Any additional credits will be converted into points.

MySheetz Cards are available at all Sheetz locations. For additional questions and to register your MySheetz Card, customers can go to https://www.sheetz.com/mysheetz-card

*Points will not be earned on fuel, cigarettes, tobacco, lottery, 1/2 gallon and gallon milk, financial cards, and Sheetz Gift cards. Points expire one year from the last day of the month the point was earned.

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 17,500 employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates more than 545 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).

Contact:
Jennifer Donahoe
jdonahoe@planitagency.com
(410) 962-6426

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz opens fully-stocked beer cave at stores in York and Hollidaysburg

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, today ( March 30, 2017) announced the opening of a fully-stocked beer cave at stores in York, located at 160 Leader Heights Road, and Hollidaysburg, at 1100 Blair Street.

With the opening of the York and Hollidaysburg beer caves, Sheetz now has 11 stores in Pennsylvania which offer beer sales.  The store in Hollidaysburg also offers wine sales, for a total of 8 Sheetz locations in Pennsylvania where wine is available.

At each location which offers alcoholic beverages, Sheetz is committed to responsibly complying with all current laws and regulations, including the enforcement of a 100 percent proof-of-age policy.  Employees will ask for proper identifications, a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card, from any customers wanting to purchase alcohol, regardless of age.  Each location also abides by time-of-day sales restrictions on alcohol.

Sheetz currently sells beer in the five other states located in the company’s footprint.

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  546 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).

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

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

Sheetz opens its new store at Harmar Township, PA, in Allegheny County

ALTOONA, Pa, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 60 years, today ( Feb. 14, 2017) announced the upcoming opening of its new store located in Harmar Township, PA, in Allegheny County.  The opening is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, at the store, located at 2871 Freeport Road.  Sheetz currently operates 544 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

All Sheetz locations are open 24/7 and 365 days per year.  The Harmar Township store will offer around 30 full and part-time job opportunities.  This new location will welcome customers by offering free self-serve coffee for a limited time and will continue to offer  Sheetz’s award-winning MTO® menu on their unique touch-screen order terminals where you will be able to order any of Sheetz’s customized specialty drink or food items, 24/7, 365 days a year.  The grand opening festivities for the store will begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony where a member of the Sheetz family will officially unlock the doors and throw away the key.

Sheetz is committed to supporting all the local communities that each store serves.  During the store’s grand-opening ceremony, Sheetz will donate $2,500 to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.   As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 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).

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz to open three new stores in central Pennsylvania: Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 60 years, today (Dec. 6, 2016) announced the upcoming openings of three new stores in central Pennsylvania:  Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York.

The first opening is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 at the store in Manheim, located at 1205 Lancaster Road.  On Dec. 15, Sheetz will welcome a new store near Hershey, Pa. in the Hummelstown and Derry Township area, located at 777 Middletown Road.  The final new store opening of 2016 will be on Dec. 22, when Sheetz opens its latest store in York, located at 160 Leader Heights Road.

All Sheetz locations are open 24/7 and these new stores will offer more than 60 new full and part-time job opportunities.  The new locations will welcome customers with a special offer of free self-served coffee for a limited time.  All three locations will continue to display Sheetz’s award-winning MTO® menu on unique touch-point terminals to order any specialty drink or food item.

The grand opening ceremonies for each store will begin at 11 a.m. with  a ribbon-cutting ceremony, where a Sheetz family member and people from each community will witness the last time each store’s doors will be opened.

Sheetz is truly committed to all the communities each store serves. During the grand opening ceremony at each store, Sheetz will be donating $2,500 to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years Sheetz extends its support through financial contributions, product donations and event volunteers. Since 2005 Sheetz has also partnered with Make-A-Wish, where they have been able to grant over 400 wishes sending families and their seriously ill children on dream vacations to Walt Disney World. During the Christmas season, for the last 24 years, Sheetz For the Kidz™charity has helped more than 100,000 children by raising more than $22 million dollars to provide underprivileged kids with new clothes, toys, and necessities.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 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, 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).

Contact:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz announces goal of committing to the sale of only cage-free eggs in its stores by 2025

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, today ( Dec. 2, 2016) announced a goal of committing to the sale of only cage-free eggs in its stores by 2025.  The shift is a component of its efforts toward offering a wide variety of great-tasting, quality food and specialty beverages, while also taking a proactive approach to issues of food safety and animal welfare.

In a statement regarding the decision, Sheetz AVP of Brand Strategy Ryan Sheetz said:

“Our customers drive everything we do and we understand they expect high standards for the products we sell.  That is why we have been working with our egg suppliers and the leaders of our industry to better understand the conversion of our egg products to completely cage-free operations.  As we work toward this goal, we understand the need to balance a number of issues that include not only maintaining animal health and safety standards, but also concerns such as meeting customer demand, industry supply, ensuring economic sustainability and the ability for farms to stay in business while making the changes necessary to address this plan.

“We value and appreciate the trust our customers place in us to do the right thing.  We will continue to provide them with a wide range of options, along with quality products, while we move forward with this initiative and work toward being 100 percent cage-free by 2025.”

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 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, 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).

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz to move forward with pay increase on all its salaried employees despite federal judge’s injunction

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, today (Nov. 30, 2016) announced that all of the company’s salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 per year.  The decision was made in connection to the proposed Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule from the U.S. Department of Labor which called for an increase to the minimum salary for salaried employees, which was set to take effect on Dec. 1.  Despite a federal judge’s injunction on Nov. 22 which prevented the regulation from going into effect, Sheetz plans to move forward with the salary changes already communicated to its employees.

“Since our founding in 1952, the success and satisfaction of our employees at Sheetz has been vital to the accomplishments of the company itself,” said Joe Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz, Inc.  “This announcement represents our constant efforts toward attracting and retaining the best talent and being a great place to work.  It is a commitment that reaches beyond compensation, to the offering of excellent benefits and a great balance between work and family.”

The pay increase affects approximately 270 employees and is expected to cost approximately $1 million annually.  Sheetz employs more than 17,500 people in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.  In just this year alone, it was named by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, in the Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 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, 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).

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz names Nick Ruffner as its Public Relations Manager

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, this week welcomed Nick Ruffner, who will lead the company’s communications efforts as its Public Relations Manager.

Ruffner, who is a native of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, has a background across the communications spectrum, from public relations to television and radio broadcasting.  Most recently, he served as the Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson of Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.  His career in public relations started with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he was responsible for the communication efforts of a number of state representatives.  Ruffner’s background also includes several years in broadcast journalism, first with Johnstown (Pa.) NBC affiliate, WJAC, as an anchor-reporter and in leading the news efforts of Renda Broadcasting’s radio stations in Indiana and Punxsutawney, as Regional News Director.

“Being on both sides of the communications industry, in public relations and broadcasting, Nick knows how to drive a message,” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategy for Sheetz.  “We are so happy to have him join Sheetz and to be part of the next chapter of our company’s story.”

“Having grown up in western Pennsylvania, I have witnessed the growth of this company and seen, first-hand, the positive impact it has made in communities across the region,” Ruffner said.  “I am so excited to get to work in communicating the message of Sheetz, our employees and our consumers.”

Before starting his career in communications, Nick Ruffner earned a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  He also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 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, 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).

For further information:
PRESS RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:
Nick Ruffner
nruffner@sheetz.com
(814) 941-5183

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal on Friday, Nov. 11

Sheetz invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal on Friday, Nov. 11
Sheetz invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal on Friday, Nov. 11

 

Offer includes 6 Inch Turkey Sub and a Regular Size Fountain Drink

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is showing its gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day. On Friday, Nov. 11, Sheetz invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free 6 inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink at all Sheetz locations, by presenting a military ID or proof of service. Sheetz stores that offer carwashes will also offer a free carwash to Veterans and active duty military personnel on Veterans Day.

“The Sheetz family has always supported the military community and giving back to our service men and women is important to our organization. We invite our veterans and active duty military to join us on Veterans Day as a way for us to say thank you for their service,” said Joe Sheetz, president of Sheetz. “We are honored to have the opportunity to show our gratitude for military personnel who have selflessly sacrificed for all of us.”

To locate your nearest Sheetz location, visit www.sheetz.com.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 538 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, Top 10, 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).

For further information:
Christina Perry
cperry@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc

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Sheetz announces the opening of its new location in Bradford, PA

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, Inc. announces the opening of a brand new store in Bradford, PA.  This store will be the second location in McKean County PA and the 256th in the state of Pennsylvania.  The store is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2 Bolivar Drive, in Bradford PA.

The grand opening celebration will begin at 10:45 a.m. with our signature ribbon-cutting ceremony, where locals along with Sheetz family member Ryan Sheetz will bear witness to the last time the doors will be unlocked as the store will remain open 24/7 year round. During this festive celebration Sheetz will be offering samplings from their extensive menu, free self-serve Sheetz coffee for a limited time, and prize giveaways while supplies last.

The new store will offer award winning MTO® menu items from unique touchpoint terminals, inside seating, and a drive-thru for on-the-go convenience.  This location will also provide over thirty full and part-time job opportunities.

In true philanthropic spirit, Sheetz will be donating $2500 dollars to Special Olympics PA during the grand opening event. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years, Sheetz extends its support through monetary and in-kind contributions, as well as, event volunteerism.

About Sheetz

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates 539 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohioand West Virginia. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Additionally, Sheetz offers a full line of specialty coffee drinks and smoothies that are hand-made by fully trained baristas. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and has been on the list in Pennsylvania for fourteen consecutive years. Most recently, Sheetz was ranked #87 on the Fortune Magazine Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list.  Additionally, Sheetz is recognized as a top place to work for Millennials and Women.  All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.

For further information:
Bill Mayer
Sheetz, Inc.
814.946.3611 – office
wmayer@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz again named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Retail by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are proud to announce that Sheetz has once again been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Retail by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Sheetz came in ninth on the list this year, following its Top 10 ranking in this category last year.

“We have tried our best to create an environment where our employees look forward to coming to work each day and are proud to be a part of this company.  Our employees are the best in the business and they bring our internal mantra of TCF (Total Customer Focus) to life 24/7 365.” said Joe Sheetz, president of Sheetz. “Our team members take excellent care of our customers, so it just makes sense for our organization to take care of our team members. Sheetz is proud to offer employees competitive wages, great benefits, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, bonuses, vacation time and more.”

Sheetz earned a place on this list based on an anonymous survey measuring our team members’ perceptions of their work environment, leadership, cooperation, compensation and other factors essential to employee well-being. Sheetz’s results were among the best in the country when compared with a wide range of retailers that together employ more than 600,000 people.

“Surveys of the Best Workplaces show that a trusting, supportive culture can have a dramatic impact on employee commitment and team cohesion – and that’s ultimately good for customers,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work®.

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified™ organizations.

Sheetz has also been ranked as a best workplace for 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 538 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, Top 10, 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 The Best Workplaces in Retail 2016:
The Best Workplaces in Retail ranking is based entirely upon feedback from more than 23,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies in the Retail sector who completed our Trust Index© Employee Survey. Employees answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, which include management’s honesty and ethics, camaraderie among employees, and fair and respectful treatment and clear expectations from management. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. The total score for each company is based entirely upon this employee feedback. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same size 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 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:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667-219-2017

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz opens its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant with the opening of its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, which aims to increase the availability of domestic biofuel in the Commonwealth of VA, the Sheetz located at 11774 Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas, VA became the 10th gas station to offer E15 in the state of Virginia.

“Sheetz, is proud to be a partner in the Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant,” said Mike Lorenz, Sheetz Executive Vice President Petroleum Supply.  “As we continue our reputation as an industry innovator and the ultimate one-stop shop, we are pleased to continue expanding the offering of E85 and E15, the new and innovative blends of fuel, to consumers in Virginia.”

An additional ten Sheetz stores offering E85/E15 are planned for Virginia through this partnership. The Virginia project adds nearly 40 total stations in Virginia and Maryland and is an award to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and supported by Virginia Clean Cities.

The Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grant, totaling nearly $5 million to install ethanol refueling infrastructure in Virginia and Maryland, brings greater access to clean, home-grown renewable fuel and gives Virginia and Maryland residents more access to a broader range of fuel options. As a significant private sector infrastructure partner, Sheetz has committed to offering cleaner burned E-15 product at more Sheetz locations in the coming years.

“Virginia drivers now have cleaner and more affordable fuel choices thanks to the availability of higher ethanol blends at the pump,” said Michael Scuse, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. “Now that projects across the country are starting to take shape, it is clear that the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership is working to increase access to renewable, American-made fuels that will help reduce our environmental impact and support rural economies.”

The Virginia-Maryland collaboration was the only multi-state proposal selected for award. This collaborative effort will result in greater access to fueling infrastructure across Virginia, by increasing the number of stations across the Commonwealth offering ethanol such as this Sheetz in Manassas. This cleaner inexpensive biofuel benefits Virginia businesses, agriculture, and drivers.

To learn more about Sheetz, please visit www.sheetz.com. Prices for new fuel offerings can be found at: www.e85prices.com.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 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, Top 10, 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).

Contact:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667-219-2017

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz announces the opening of its second location at Kanawha County in CHARLESTON, WV

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, Inc. announces the opening of a brand new store in Charleston, WV. This store will be the second location to the Kanawha County surrounding area, and is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 104 Lakeview Drive, Charleston, WV. Sheetz continues its growth in the state of West Virginia with 54 operating stores, one of which being the very first Sheetz Café style convenience restaurant.

The grand opening celebration will begin at 10:45 a.m. with our signature ribbon-cutting ceremony, where locals along with Sheetz family member, Charlie Sheetz, will bear witness to the last time the doors will be unlocked as the store will remain open 24/7, year round. During this festive celebration, Sheetz will offer samples from their extensive menu, free self-serve Sheetz coffee for a limited time, and prize giveaways while supplies last.

The new store will offer award winning made-to-order (MTO®) menu items from unique touch-screen terminals, inside seating, a drive-thru for on-the-go convenience, and a car wash. This location will also provide over thirty full- and part-time job opportunities.

In true philanthropic spirit, Sheetz will donate $2500 dollars to Special Olympics West Virginia during the grand opening event. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years, Sheetz extends its support through monetary and in-kind contributions, as well as, event volunteerism.

About Sheetz
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates 538 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Additionally, Sheetz offers a full line of specialty coffee drinks and smoothies that are hand-made by fully trained baristas. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and has been on the list in Pennsylvania for fourteen consecutive years. Most recently, Sheetz was ranked #87 on the Fortune Magazine Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Additionally, Sheetz is recognized as a top place to work for Millennials and Women. All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.

Contact:
Bill Mayer
Sheetz, Inc.
814.946.3611 – office
wmayer@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz announces doorstep delivery in Morgantown, West Virginia and State College, Pennsylvania through OrderUp from Groupon

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, is proud to announce that it has partnered with OrderUp from Groupon, an on-demand restaurant food-delivery service. Sheetz has partnered with OrderUp operations in two locations: Morgantown, West Virginia, and State College, Pennsylvania. Customers in these two locations can now place orders from local Sheetz stores and have them delivered to their doorstep.

“We are so excited about this partnership with OrderUp because it reflects the same values and priorities that we have at Sheetz—getting what you want, when you want and how you want it,” says Ryan Sheetz, Director of Brand Strategy for Sheetz. “We also know that Morgantown and State College have a strong fan base of Sheetz Freakz, so we are thrilled to be able to serve our customers even when they are not physically at a store location.”

Customers in Morgantown and State College are able to click on the free OrderUp app—available on Android and iOS—select Sheetz, view the available items for delivery, and place and pay for the order. The service partners with restaurants that typically do not offer deliveries, and with local, independent delivery drivers who are screened by OrderUp. Some of the Sheetz items offered through OrderUp include the store’s signature M•T•O® (Made to Order) sandwiches; breakfasts; salads; burritos; snacks such as fries, gourmet pretzels, chicken stripz and tater totz; pizzas and subs.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Sheetz and give their customers access to whatever they’re craving, when they crave it and wherever the craving hits,” said Chris Jeffery, CEO and co-founder of OrderUp. “We will provide Sheetz with the scale and end-to-end ordering and delivery capabilities they need to reach new and returning customers. We are excited to add Sheetz to our lineup of restaurants who haven’t offered delivery until now.”

Sheetz’s partnership with OrderUp in Morgantown and State College reflects the brand’s dedication to millennials and college students. Due to Sheetz’s popularity among this demographic, in 2015, Sheetz opened a Sheetz Café, a fuel-free Sheetz convenience store with a focus on food and beverage offerings, in Morgantown and State College, just blocks from the campuses of West Virginia University and Penn State.

To learn more about Sheetz’s new partnership, please visit www.sheetz.com.

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 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 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, Top 10  Best Workplaces in Retail, 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 OrderUp from Groupon

OrderUp from Groupon is the most complete on-demand food delivery marketplace for local markets outside of the top metros. With the touch of a button, OrderUp provides easy access to great food from locals’ favorite restaurants. To browse OrderUp’s entire menu of on-demand delivery options, download the OrderUp app for iOS or Android or visit www.orderup.com.

Contact:
Christina Perry
cperry@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Wawa and Sheetz to provide boxed lunches at the USS John P. Murtha Commissioning Ceremony

PHILADELPHIA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wawa, Inc. and Sheetz, Inc. are pleased to work together to provide boxed lunches at the USS John P. Murtha Commissioning Ceremony, honoring the late great Congressman from Pennsylvania, the people of his district, the ship, and its crew. Seven thousand guests are anticipated to gather for the commissioning ceremony at the Navy League in Philadelphia, including Congressman Murtha’s family representatives, 500 members of the ship’s family, local officials, and leadership from Wawa and Sheetz. Together, Wawa and Sheetz will offer lunches that include popular items from each company’s menu to all guests.

“We at Sheetz are truly honored to come together with Wawa in support of the USS John P. Murtha Ceremony. The entire Sheetz family is humbled by this extraordinary opportunity to honor the late, great Congressman from one of our hometown heritage markets. Congressman Murtha’s service contributed greatly to the Johnstown community, his larger district and the entire country, and his commitment and dedication will not be forgotten,” said Joe Sheetz, President and CEO of Sheetz.

“All of us at Wawa are proud to team up with Sheetz to represent our state and celebrate this important, historic event,” said Chris Gheysens, President and CEO of Wawa. “As two companies committed to bringing our customers and communities together, we feel privileged to be a part of this ceremony and to have the chance to honor Pennsylvania’s longest serving congressman and decorated combat veteran who has done so much for citizens and veterans across the Commonwealth and beyond.  Honoring those who serve in our nation’s defense is especially important to us, and we are delighted to serve the ship’s crew and guests at this event.”

The naval commissioning ceremony has been a tradition since 1775. It is the most significant event in the life of the ship. The commissioning is the final event that brings a ship to life and marks the entrance of a man-of-war into the naval forces of her nation.

For more information, visit www.ussjohnpmurthacommissioning.org

About Wawa, Inc.

Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey.  Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, Pa, in 1902.  The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process.  As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960’s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 in Folsom, PAas an outlet for dairy products.  Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for fresh, built-to-order foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATM’s.  In July of 2015, Wawa was named “America’s Most Beloved Convenience Store” by a Market Force study of 7,000 consumers, winning with the highest “composite loyalty score” of 68 percent, and taking first place in the fresh food category. A chain of more than 730 convenience retail stores (over 490 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and Florida. All stores are open 24×7 and offer a large fresh food service selection, including Wawa brands such as built-to-order hoagies, freshly-brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, built-to-order Specialty Beverages, and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates 537 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Additionally, Sheetz offers a full line of specialty coffee drinks and smoothies that are hand-made by fully trained baristas. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and has been on the list in Pennsylvania for fourteen consecutive years. Most recently, Sheetz was ranked #87 on the Fortune Magazine Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list.  Additionally, Sheetz is recognized as a top place to work for Millennials and Women.  All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.

For further information:
Lori Bruce
Wawa, Inc.
610.358.8039
Lori.a.bruce@wawa.com

Bill Mayer
Sheetz, Inc.
814.946.3611
wmayer@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz launches new Cold Brew coffee offerings on National Coffee Day, September 29, 2016

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, is proud to announce the launch of its Cold Brew coffee offerings, available in all stores on National Coffee Day, September 29, 2016. The launch marks a major advancement in the convenience store industry’s coffee portfolio, allowing Sheetz Freakz to enjoy the elevated quality of Cold Brew at any Sheetz store.

“Cold Brew is, without a doubt, the best way to make cold coffee, because the flavors have a chance to infuse rather than burn,” says Matt Gray, Coffee Concepts Manager for Sheetz. “Sheetz’s method takes no shortcuts, nor attempts to cheapen the product in any way, and the result is a delicious flavor profile accessible to all coffee drinkers and rivaling any Cold Brew experience out there.”

Sheetz’s Cold Brew starts with fresh coffee ground in-house and later infused in cold water for 10 hours to ensure the balanced blend of sweet and bitter. The patient process results in a naturally smooth and sweet flavor with less acidity.

“This product is the real deal and sure to disrupt the convenience category’s coffee offerings as we know it, just like Sheetz,” says Ryan Sheetz, Director of Brand Strategy for Sheetz. “With millennials drinking more specialty coffee than any other generation out there, we hope to fill more of their cups and also introduce other coffee drinkers to Cold Brew.”

In true Sheetz fashion, the culinary team’s made-to-order approach (MTO) is extended to Cold Brew, with every cup tailored and hand-poured directly for the customer. Cold Brew pairs perfectly with Sheetz’s hot breakfast items, offering a refreshing temperature balance and eliminating the need to wait for coffee to cool before indulging.

In celebration of National Coffee Day on September 29, 2016, Sheetz will offer one free small Cold Brew while supplies last to all customers who show their My Sheetz Card, a loyalty card that offers in-store specials, exclusive perks and 3¢ off every gallon of gasoline.

To learn more about Sheetz’s new Cold Brew offerings, please visit www.sheetz.com.

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).

Contact:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667-219-2017>

SOURCE: Sheetz

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.

Feeding America and Sheetz launches Made-to-Share campaign during Hunger Action Month of September

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In September, Feeding America and Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will launch the Made-to-Share campaign, which will help people who struggle with hunger. As part of this campaign, Sheetz will share the love by providing weekly product donations from each of its 530+ stores to Feeding America member food banks in the communities it serves. The Made-to-Share campaign will launch in September, during Hunger Action Month.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, with 200 member food banks serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The strength of the network is critical to fulfilling its mission of feeding America’s hungry. Through the Made-to-Share program, Feeding America has aligned with Sheetz to establish a company-wide food donation program that will connect all 536 Sheetz stores with member food banks by the end of 2017. At scale, through this partnership, Sheetz will donate over 2.5 million pounds of food, which will create over two million meals for Americans who turn to Feeding America member food banks.

“Feeding America is thankful to Sheetz for its support of people who struggle with hunger,” said Eric Davis, managing director of retail product sourcing at Feeding America. “This partnership will help local food banks provide more food to people in need, especially people who reside in Sheetz’s rural footprint.”

Through local and national food-assistance programs, Feeding America is able to help provide food to Americans struggling with hunger; safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal; emergency assistance for disaster victims, as well as self-sufficiency programs for adults trying to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. During September’s Hunger Action Month, Feeding America asks everyone in the nation to take action to fight hunger in their community, and to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on the effort to feed more Americans than ever before.

“We are proud to partner with Feeding America in its mission to end hunger,” said Joe Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. “We can’t forget that even in a country as prosperous as America, millions of our neighbors go without food, many of them children. At Sheetz, we’ve found that we can help fill that void in the communities where we operate. We remain committed to ending hunger in our neighborhoods, streets and schools.”

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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 536 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).

For further information:
Bill Mayer
wmayer@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz opens new stores in Indiana, PA Morrisville, NC, Galax, VA, Parma, OH

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains announces the grand opening of three new stores in Indiana, PA  Morrisville, NC,  Galax, VA, Parma, OH.

On Tuesday, August 30th a new Sheetz location will open its doors in Morrisville, NC on 1019 Morrisville Parkway. On Wednesday August 31, a new store will open in 1084 E. Stuart Drive Galax, VA and on Thursday, September 1, 2016 a third location will open in Parma, at 5795 West 130th Street. The celebrations of these new stores will begin at 11 a.m. with activities that include a ribbon cutting and celebrations featuring samples as well as games, music and prizes.

The third Sheetz restaurant/grocery concept will host its grand opening week for the students and locals of Indiana, PA starting on Monday, August 29, 2016. The other two fuel-free concept stores are located at West Virginia University and in State College, PA. The new concept store will have a complete focus on Sheetz’ traditional Made-to-Order selections, sandwiches and salads, prepared food and bakery items and  Sheetz Bros. Coffee offerings at the store and will be located at 768 Wayne Ave. Indiana, PA. During the grand opening event, activities will include a ribbon cutting and celebration featuring free samples of Sheetz MTO and specialty drinks as well as games, music and prizes. Giveaways include z cards and Sheetz Swag with the grand prize of the ultimate tailgate package.

As part of all of the grand openings, Sheetz will make a donation of $2500 to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, North Carolina,Virginia and Ohio, a cause that is valued by the company and employees. Sheetz has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics for more than 20 years with financial and product support as well as providing event volunteers.

Sheetz also supports Sheetz For The Kidz, an employee run 501 (c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need in the communities Sheetz operates.  Funds raised through the charity support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish. Since 1992, the organization has brought smiles to the faces of over 93,500 children thanks to donations totaling more than $21.6 Million. For more information please go to www.sheetz.com/ftk

About Sheetz
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,000 employees. Sheetz operates over 500 stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food such as Made To Order (MTO®) subs, sandwiches, burgers, premium salads, appetizers, breakfast sandwiches and more. They also feature MTGo!® ready to eat foods and Shweetz® Bakery lines of donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks. Sheetz serves over 1.5 million customers every day and was selected a Fortune Top 100 Best Places to Work in America in 2014 & 2016. For more information visit www.sheetz.com, or friend us on twitter @sheetz, facebook (facebook.com/Sheetz), and Instagram (Instagram.com/Sheetz).

For further information:
Tarah Arnold
Sheetz, Inc.
814.941.5183 office

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz announces opening of two new stores in Shippensburg, PA, and Garner, NC

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for over 60 years announces two new store openings in Shippensburg, PA, and Garner, NC.

On Thursday, August 25, Sheetz will open two new stores one in Shippensburg, PA, located at 8000 Olde Scotland Road, and one in Garner, NC at 40 Cabela Drive. The new store in Garner, NC will be the 18th store in the Wake Countyarea.

The new locations will welcome customers with a special offer of free self-served coffee for a limited time. All three locations will continue to display our award winning MTO® menu on our unique point touch terminals to order any specialty drink, or food item. The grand openings will be filled with excitement, and display the continuous growth of Sheetz throughout the three states.

The grand opening ceremonies for each store will begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony, where a Sheetz family member and locals of each community will witness the last time the doors will be open. All locations will be open 24/7, and together will offer over 50  new full and part-time job opportunities.

Sheetz is truly committed to all the communities each store serves. During the grand opening ceremony at each store, Sheetz will be donating $2500 to Special Olympics Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. As a proud supporter of Special Olympics for over 20 years Sheetz extends its support through finance, product, and event volunteers. Since 2005 Sheetz has also partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation, where they have been able to grant over 400 wishes sending families and their seriously ill children on a dream vacation to Walt Disney World. During the Christmas season Sheetz For the Kidz® is annual event where Sheetz Family Charities has helped over 93,500 children since 1992, raising $21.6 million dollars to provide underprivileged kids with new clothes, toys, and necessities.

About Sheetz
Established in 1952, in Altoona, PA, Sheetz continues to be one of the fastest growing family owned and operated convenience store. Sheetz serves over $1.5 million customer’s every day, with more than $6.9 billion dollars in revenue. Sheetz was selected a Fortune Top 100 Best Places to Work in America in 2014 and 2016. Sheetz has over 16,000 employees, and has opened or rebuilt 41 stores in 2016. Sheetz operates over 500 stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. Sheetz has donated over $16.4 million For the Kidz charity since 1992, and has donated more than $440,000 every year to Special Olympics. For more information visit www.sheetz.com, or friend us on twitter @sheetz, facebook (facebook.com/Sheetz), and Instagram (Instagram.com/Sheetz).

For further information:
Tarah Arnold
Sheetz, Inc.
814.941.5183 office

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.