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Cumberland Farms Adds GripHero at the Pump

Convenience-store chain offers hand protectors in all Northeast locations
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Photograph courtesy of GripHero

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Cumberland Farms has rolled out GripHero hand protectors to all of its 550 northeast locations. GripHero hand protectors are anti-static, biodegradable and designed for use around fuel—and are now available at every fuel pump at every Cumberland Farms store in New England and New York.

“We are pleased to offer this innovative new solution at Cumberland Farms as an enhancement to our Guest experience that offers protection while fueling at our stores,” said George Fournier, president of EG America. “In addition to providing protection from getting fuel on hands, GripHero adds another layer of protection from other germs found on pin pads, fuel grade selectors and fuel nozzles.”

“At GripHero, we are delighted to partner with Cumberland Farms and EG Group, a wonderful brand that everyone knows for its high-quality products and exceptional customer experience. By standardizing the GripHero solution across their complete network, it's a highly visible demonstration of care, with customers knowing they can maintain clean hands at the pumps at every Cumberland Farms store,” said Oliver Yeo, founder and CEO of GripHero.

GripHero, based in Dover, is an anti-static glove system, providing driver protection directly from the gas nozzle at the first point of contact with the customer. With almost no CO2 footprint, GripHero helps to overcome the high environmental impact of standard gloves and paper, as well as the health issues surrounding hand sanitizers.

Cumberland Farms is part of EG America, based in Westborough, Mass., which operates more than 1,700 convenience and gas stores in 31 states in the United States. Other banners include Certified Oil, Fastrac, KwikShop, Loaf n' Jug, Minit Mart, QuikStop, Sprint, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill. EG America, based in Westborough, Mass., is No. 4 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 ranking of convenience-store brands by store count.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa Family, United Kingdom-based EG Group is a petrol forecourt retail convenience operator which has established partnerships with global brands. The business offers fuel, grocery and merchandise at more than 6,200 sites around the world.

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