Rutter's & Udders

Chain introduces fastest gas pumps allowed by law; Lewis Laura takes top honors

YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores said that it has invested more than $200,000 to upgrade the speed of its gasoline pumps to the fastest allowed by state law: 10 gallons per minute.

Rutter's sells gasoline at 46 of its 50 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania. It is one of the highest-volume gas retailers in central Pennsylvania, the company said.

We recognize how valuable our customers' time is and how fast their lives move, said Scott Hartman, president of York, Pa.-based [image-nocss] Rutter's. That's why we have focused on delivering key improvements to our business operations to get customers in and out fasterand happier.

The retailer is touting its fast pumps and a number of other amenities under the banner of Convenience at the speed of life, including a newly upgraded credit network that provides faster, encrypted credit- and debit-card transactions, no-surcharge ATMs, touchscreen food-order kiosks, lowest-priced cigarettes allowed by law and 93-octane premium gasoline.

In other company news, Lewis Laura, a Rutter's Dairy calf, was recently chosen 2006 All-American Spring Heifer Calf by the American Guernsey Association. Lewis Laura bested a field of 191 entries from 18 states to win the All-American top honor, which was the first for a Rutter's bovine in at least 25 years.

Lewis Laura was shown by Kelly Johnson, 17, who with her sister, Terri Johnson, 20, comprise the fourth generation of the Rutter family to show dairy cows. Kelly and Terri are the daughters of Cindy and Tom Johnson and granddaughter of Leo and Marge Rutter.

Rutter's Farm Stores is part of the family-owned Rutter's companies, which also include Rutter's Dairy and M&G Realty, a real estate holding company.

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