The Pantry Renews Fleet-Card Deal

Retains FleetCor to attract business customers

CARY, N.C. -- The Pantry has renewed its commercial fleet-card contract with FleetCor Technologies Inc. FleetCor has been managing The Pantry's fleet card portfolio for more than 10 years.

The Pantry and FleetCor will continue to work together to expand its commercial card program to complement the company’s convenience-store chain Kangaroo Express in the southeastern United States.

"The Pantry has been very progressive in seeing the value of attracting business customers to their locations, which buy three times the fuel and c-store items above the average customer," said Bill Schmit, president of FleetCor's North American Private Label Division. "FleetCor's business is driven by creative leadership, and our long-term relationship with The Pantry helps us develop insights from working with a leader in the North American Petroleum Marketer industry."

"Over the course of our relationship, FleetCor has been flexible and innovative in providing new products, services and programs to help The Pantry grow commercial business through our retail stores," said Keith Bell, senior vice president for The Pantry, "and we are delighted to continue the relationship."

Based in Cary, N.C., The Pantry Inc. is the leading independently operated convenience-store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience-store chains in the country. As of January, 2012, the company operated 1,620 stores in 13 states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express, its primary operating banner.