Community Outreach

Convenience store retailers giving back to their communities

Retailer recruiting for military veterans’ franchise program

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. , ranked among top military and veteran-friendly companies, wants to provide more franchise opportunities to qualified men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The retailer has set a goal of recruiting 100 veterans and providing $2 million in discounts by the...

New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association (NJGCA) turkeys

Sal Risalvato (center)

Member dropoff nets more than 100 birds for people in need

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- “While watching the news last week, I was shocked to hear that in Central Jersey alone, local food banks would experience a shortage of 2,000 turkeys this holiday season, due to a bird flu outbreak which depleted supply and increased prices,” Sal Risalvato, executive director...

Bob Graczyk, QuickChek

Bob Graczyk

Thayer invites c-store retailer exec to participate to encourage more hiring of vets

NEW YORK -- Bob Graczyk, QuickChek’s vice president of human resources, was among a select group of military veterans who rang the opening bell of the NASDAQ in Times Square on Veterans Day, November 11. Graczyk, a retired officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve with more than 31 years of service, joined...

Association names retailer it All-Star Service Organization of the Year 2015
Raises more than $1.35 million to help fight cancer
Veterans Day offer includes turkey sub, fountain drink, car wash with ID
Free meals, car washes, more with military identification
Wawa CEO reflects on Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia
Initiatives by Aloha Petroleum, CITGO, Lykins, Rapid Refill, VERC, NACS
Stores will offer anyone in an abusive situation a safe place to call for help