Sheetz Announces 2012 Outstanding Supplier Partner Awards

Company recognizes three supplier partners for outstanding service

Mar 21, 2012, 15:15 ET from Sheetz, Inc.

ALTOONA, Pa., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, Inc. announced today the recipients of its 2012 Outstanding Supplier Partner Awards presented for superior service and dedication to advancing the success of the company and its stores. The awards were presented during the Sheetz Marketplace recognition dinner held Sunday, March 18, in Hershey, Pa.

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"The continued success of our company depends on the relationships we have with our supplier partners who share our commitment to providing the most outstanding products and service to our customers," says Louie Sheetz, executive vice president for marketing. "The companies and individuals Sheetz recognized this year truly understand our customer service and product quality mission and have consistently gone above and beyond to help us become a leader in our industry category."

The Sheetz Distribution Center Supplier of the Year Award was presented to:

Dan Troop and Gary Guthery of Dawn Food Products. This international company has been our supplier of fresh daily bakery and ready-to-eat items since 2008. They consistently provide outstanding support in new product development and in the operation of our bakery. Dawn Foods provides the ingredients that allowed us to ship more than 21 million donuts to our stores in 2012.

The Sheetz Outstanding Individual Performer Award was presented to:

Michael Berry of Brown Distribution in Richmond, Va. This award recognizes an individual supplier partner for their excellence in helping our store personnel maintain inventory and meet the expectations of our customers to have what they want, when they want it. Mr. Berry excels in providing outstanding customer service and Brown Distribution is a much appreciated partner in our "For the Kidz" holiday parties.

The Most Valuable Partner Award was presented to:

Chris Chromy and Tom Reese of ConAgra Snack Foods. This award recognized a company that provides outstanding service to our store managers, sales managers, company buyers and ultimately our customers. ConAgra has been a supplier partner of Sheetz since 2001, providing two of our most popular products, Slim Jims and David's Sunflower Seeds. During the last three years, ConAgra has helped us triple its product sales to our customers.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 14,500 employees.  The company operates 412 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.  Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals.  Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio a, North Carolina and Virginia and has been on the list in Pennsylvania for ten consecutive years.  All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  For more information, visit

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