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WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- QuickChek Corp.'s 12 stores in the Empire State are making a big impact on local communities. For the second consecutive year, the convenience store operator was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in New York.
QuickChek was chosen by the New York State Society of Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group, an independent company managing Best Places to Work programs around the country. The statewide Best Places to Work survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York whose practices benefit the state's businesses, economy and workforce. Each company is judged by its own employee base.
The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based retailer has also been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for four consecutive years by NJBiz magazine.
“We strive to be the neighborhood shopping destination close to where our customers live,” QuickChek CEO Dean Durling stated in a news release. “With over 3,500 team members in over 130 stores, we look to create a positive experience and fun environment where core values are nurtured, hard work is rewarded and leadership is cultivated. Being privately held allows us to succeed at our pace.”
A typical new QuickChek store is 6,000 square feet in size, creates 35 to 50 new jobs, and generates approximately $1 million in tax revenue, according to the company. New stores also feature QuickChek's "Made Fresh for You" foodservice program, which includes oven-toasted subs, fresh-baked goods and fresh-brewed coffees made from the retailer's proprietary select blend. In addition, QuickChek offers no-fee ATMs, and most of its locations offer indoor and outdoor seating.
QuickChek also gives back to local communities. To date, the company has raised more than $1.5 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Relief Foundation, $125,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief, and $124,875 for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
QuickChek operates 137 retail locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, including 12 pharmacy stores and 43 locations with fuel. The company opened the first of its 12 Hudson Valley locations in Florida, N.Y., in 2007 and will open its first Long Island store in Suffolk County in mid-2014.