Hess Partners with OpenStore™ by GasBuddy to Launch Innovative Mobile App and Website for People on the Go

Mobile App Provides Real-Time Information about Hess Gas Prices and Station Locations, Traffic, Hess Express Deals and More - Free on iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry

Nov 28, 2011, 10:17 ET from Hess Corporation


NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hess Corporation and OpenStore™ by GasBuddy today announced the launch of the Hess Express mobile app and redesigned website, HessExpress.com, to provide busy people on the go with customized deals and coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information.

"This digital initiative will take the way we serve and build relationships with our customers to the next level," Rick Lawlor, vice president of Retail Marketing for Hess Corporation, said. "It's a new way for us to deliver on our long-standing commitment to convenience and quality."

With the new Hess Express app and newly designed website, consumers can find the closest Hess location, check real-time gas prices, and find the latest deals and product offerings. Customers without smart phones can receive Mobile Hess Express Deal Alerts by plugging in their mobile numbers online.

In addition, the Hess Express app includes a unique combination of directions, traffic reporting and gas prices to help customers navigate to their destinations while finding the best gas prices at convenient locations.  The "My Hess Express" module of the app and web site allows consumers to select a Hess Express store as their favorite to get the latest gas prices and Hess Express deals and coupons specific to that location.

"The digital world is rapidly increasing and changing the way companies interact with customers," Jason Toews, co-founder and CEO of OpenStore™ by GasBuddy, said. "Hess is making the most of web and mobile tools to find innovative ways for connecting with customers."

Hess is also driving innovation and transforming the way customers engage with the company with the addition of Idea Bank to the Hess Express mobile app and website. Powered by BrightIdea, this interactive feature creates a collaborative social experience where customers can submit, comment, as well as vote on ideas on how to make their Hess experience more enjoyable.

About Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas. The corporation also manufactures, purchases, trades and markets refined petroleum and other energy products. Hess is one of the leading independent gasoline-convenience retailers on the East Coast with more than 1,350 stations and convenience stores in 16 states from Massachusetts to Florida.

More about OpenStore

OpenStore™ by GasBuddy is a powerful solution that increases customer loyalty by providing much needed two-way communication with customers using leading edge web technologies and custom branded mobile applications. The OpenStore™ dashboard makes it easy to collect customer feedback, manage social media, and deliver mobile coupons and text message campaigns all from one single location. OpenStore™ enables brands and convenience stores old-fashioned loyalty from customers in a new-fashioned way. See www.openstoreloyalty.com for additional details.


SOURCE Hess Corporation