Quick Chek

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QuickChek Corporation
Type Private
Industry Retail/Convenience
Founded 1967
Headquarters Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Products Fresh food, coffee and assorted beverages, packaged snacks, bottled beverages, lottery tickets, gasoline
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QuickChek Corporation is a market leader in food services with an exceptional fresh coffee and fresh food program dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Privately-held, the Whitehouse Station, NJ-based convenience store chain owns-and-operates more than 130 stores throughout New Jersey and New York’s Hudson Valley and employs more than 3,500 team members.

The company is guided by the principles of Total Customer Dedication, committed to delivering what the customer wants. Since its beginning in 1967, QuickChek continues to define the term “fresh convenience” and remains the market leader in food service, fresh coffee, fast fuel and friendly people. 

QuickChek’s fresh food and beverage program features oven-toasted subs, wraps and salads and fresh baked goods with the company priding itself on its fresh-brewed coffee, renowned for its high quality and wide variety of coffees roasted using their proprietary select blend that incorporates only the world’s finest beans, along with perhaps the widest variety of lighteners and sweeteners anywhere in the country, enabling customers to create their favorite brew exactly as they like it 24 hours a day.

QuickChek stores are modern by industry standards with the company maintaining bright clean stores, well-lighted fuel stations and parking lots with wide, easy-to-use entrances and exits that add to a shopper’s convenience.

The company’s mission is to be a Great Place to Work, a Great Place to Shop and A Great Place to Invest. All strategies are grounded in that mission, and guided by these core values.

QuickChek has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in both New Jersey and New York State.

History

The QuickChek story began in 1888 when Durling Farms was founded to serve the central New Jersey region. Over the following 75 years, the Durling Farms brand grew to become synonymous with quality milk and dairy products, delivered fresh to the customer's door.

In 1967, Carlton C. Durling founded QuickChek to ensure that loyal Durling Farms customers had a neighborhood shopping destination not only for their milk but for a full range of deli and other food products. Much more than a typical convenience store, QuickChek has grown to be the market leader in the New York metropolitan area through innovation and its focus on fresh products and friendly employees.

QuickChek has grown from its very first location in Dunellen, NJ to operating more than 130 store locations throughout the New York metropolitan area, including a dozen stores with pharmacies and more than 40 locations with fuel, and employs more than 3,500 team members.

Continued Growth

Bucking the current economic trend, QuickChek continues its commitment to long-term, steady growth. The company has opened 26 new stores throughout New Jersey and New York’s Hudson Valley and has hired an additional 1,100 people since 2007. The company opened its newest store in South Bound Brook, NJ on January 20, 2014.

A new store creates between 35 and 50 new jobs, with most of the people hired living locally, and generates approximately $1 million in tax revenue, adding to its positive impact on the local economy.

Community Involvement

QuickChek has a long history of giving back to the neighborhoods and communities it serves. With each new store opening, the company donates money to one of the many local charity organizations that helps keep that community going. Thousands of dollars are donated to organizations throughout the New York metropolitan area each year. QuickChek also supports 145 youth sports groups statewide.

The company is the title sponsor of the 32nd annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Named one of the Top 100 Events in North America 6 times, upwards of 165,000 people attend this International event every July. The Festival has an economic impact of $42.7 million on New Jersey’s Travel & Tourism and the local economies. QuickChek has been the Festival’s title sponsor since 1993, making it the longest-running title sponsorship of any festival in the United States.

Looking to support a cause that benefits children, QuickChek has raised more than $1.5 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Relief Foundation since 2000 through a variety of annual fundraisers.

Looking to lend support to military veterans, QuickChek raised $124,875 in just 6 weeks through an in-store promotion for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America that ran from October-November 2013.

The company has also raised $125,000 for First Lady Mary Pat Christie’s Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief FundSM dating back to post-storm recovery efforts in November 2012 as well as participating in National Dine Out Day in June 2013 and home rebuilding efforts in Seaside Heights in October 2013.

Honors

QuickChek enjoys the rare distinction of being named one of the Best Companies to Work for in both New Jersey and New York State. The company has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New Jersey in each of the past five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) by NJBIZ magazine and by The New York State Society of Human Resource Management the past two years (2013 and 2014). The lists recognize top employers who show a dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life.

QuickChek has been named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ as well as one of the magazine’s Top 100 privately-held companies in New Jersey in 2010 and 2011.

Industry trade honors include Foodservice Innovator Silver Medal Winner in 2013 by Convenience Store News magazine; Hot Beverage Innovator Gold Medal Winner in 2012 by Convenience Store News magazine; Innovative Marketing Award recipient in 2010 by Convenience Store News magazine; and Outstanding Technology Implementation in 2010 by Convenience Store News magazine.

QuickChek CEO Dean Durling was inducted into the NJBIZ magazine Hall of Fame in 2013. He was inducted into the Convenience Store News Industry Hall of Fame in 2012, which recognizes convenience store industry pioneers and innovators from companies of all sizes. Durling was named Retail Leader of the Year in 2010 by the Convenience Store Petroleum (CSP) trade magazine.

External links

Official website: www.qchek.com.


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