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Kangaroo Express Takes Flight to Support Salute Our Troops

The Pantry Inc., the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., has named its Kangaroo Express Salute Our Troops Flugtag Team to test gravity’s limits on a custom-made aviation machine in honor of our military service members and their families at the first-ever National Red Bull Flugtag competition in Miami on Sept.

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Businesses Celebrate National Coffee Day

Freebies and deals abound. National Coffee Day is this Saturday, Sept. 29, and many businesses are kicking off the celebration early to maximize a chance to sample their brew to customers. While not all coffee chains have climbed on the National Coffee Day bandwagon—Starbucks, for example, has yet to announce its participation this year—many c-stores,

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Joe Venezia Joins The Pantry

The Pantry appoints new senior vice president of operations. Pantry Inc. has announced that Joe Venezia is joining the executive leadership team as senior vice president of operations. Venezia joins The Pantry from TitleMax. In his new role at The Pantry, he will lead the company’s store operations and be focused on driving sales, improving

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Kangaroo Express Celebrates National Coffee Day

One-cent Bean Street Coffee greets customers. The Pantry Inc. is celebrating National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 by offering a 12-ounce Bean Street Coffee for just one penny to every guest at its more than 1,500 Kangaroo Express convenience stores. Guests can shine up that penny in their pocket and stop by any Kangaroo

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Kangaroo Express Raises $3 Million For U.S. Military Families

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests will benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. The Pantry Inc.’s summer-long Kangaroo Express “Salute Our Troops” fundraising campaign has raised $3.17 million, surpassing the total number of funds raised during the inaugural 2011 campaign. In celebration of the campaign’s success, military personnel, veterans, cause

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Pantry Reports Results Of Tender Offer

The Pantry announces the final results of its offer to purchase senior subordinated notes. The Pantry Inc. released its final results of its offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 7.75% senior subordinated notes due 2014 and solicitation consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture from

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Kangaroo Express Tests Fuel Island Beverage Vending

Vendgogh’s vending system allows customers to purchase cold drinks at the pump. The Pantry Inc. is working with Vendgogh, LLC to pilot beverage vending at fuel islands in several Kangaroo Express stores in Raleigh, N.C. and Durham, N.C. “This is another option we are testing to serve our on-the-go guests,” said John Fisher, senior vice

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Pantry Donates To Campaign Through Facebook ‘Likes’

The Pantry Inc. encourages guests to “Like” the Kangaroo Express Facebook page as each “Like” donates a dollar to the USO of North Carolina. The Pantry Inc. announced it plans to donate $1 to the USO of North Carolina for every “Like” received on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page from Aug. 6 through Aug. 17

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Pantry, TA Release Financial Results

Both The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America release their third and second quarter financial results, respectively. The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America (TA) report their financial results through the end of June for this year. Pantry Inc. reported its net income was $14.8 million or $0.65 per share. This compares to net income

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The Pantry Announces Early Results Of Tender Offer

The Pantry Inc. announced early results of its offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 7.75% senior subordinated notes due 2014 and solicitation of consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the notes. As of 5 p.m. EST on Aug. 2, $198,856,000 in aggregate principal

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Salute Our Troops Campaign Raises $1 Million in Three Weeks

Campaign continues through Labor Day at Kangaroo Express to support military cause partners. The Pantry Inc. has raised $1 million in just the first three weeks of its “Salute Our Troops” campaign. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, store guests and communities have enthusiastically demonstrated united support for military

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The Pantry Announces Tender Offer

The Pantry Inc. announced the commencement of a cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014. In conjunction with the tender offer, The Pantry is soliciting consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the notes. The tender offer and

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Kangaroo Express Hands Out Hot Dogs

Kangaroo Express promotes its foodservice by handing out free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day. The Pantry Inc. celebrates National Hot Dog Day this upcoming Monday, July 23, by offering a free hot dog to every guest at its 1,160 grill-ready Kangaroo Express c-stores. The Kangaroo Express invites customers to stop by participating stores

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Kangaroo Express Supports Troops And Families Through Summer Campaign

The Pantry continues its tradition of supporting and funding U.S. servicemen. The Pantry Inc. announced it plans to launch its second annual Salute Our Troops campaign, inviting customers at more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express c-stores in 13 states to support military personnel and their families. From June 27 through Sept. 4, Kangaroo Express and Salute

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Kangaroo Express And Coca-Cola Raise A Million For Victory Junction

Guests and employees raise more than $1 million at Kangaroo Express this year to help out a local organization. The Pantry Inc. announced more than $1 million has been raised for Victory Junction, which will help send more than 400 children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or illnesses to summer camp. Kangaroo

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Mark Bierley Resigns From The Pantry

As The Pantry searches for a new CFO, Berry Epley, vice president and corporate controller, will assume Bierley’s responsibilities until a successor is found. The Pantry Inc. an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., announced today that Mark Bierley, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, is resigning effective May 25,

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Roo Cup Returns

Kangaroo Express celebrates the return of its popular refill cup, which can be refilled with any fountain or frozen beverage for only 25 cents through Labor Day. The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., has announced details for its second annual Roo Cup deal, a refillable cup for fountain

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Farm Worker Advocates Target Kangaroo Express

Activists fighting for the rights of tobacco workers appeal to Kangaroo Express for help in pressuring big tobacco companies to improve conditions. Kangaroo Express is coming under fire from activists campaigning to end human rights abuses faced by tobacco farm workers. The Cary N.C.-based c-store is being targeted after activists requested a meeting with the

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The Pantry Divesting 37 Stores

Four company-owned and 33 leased sites are available in nine Southeastern states. The Pantry Inc. is selling 37 stores located in nine states throughout the Southeast as part of a strategic divestment. The facilities are located in a variety of markets in Alabama (2), Florida (4), Georgia (4), Kentucky (1), Mississippi (1), North Carolina (13),

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Kangaroo Teams With BP To Assist Schools

Charleston County School District, Hamilton County Department of Education and Wake County Public School System receive financial assistance from Kangaroo Express and BP’s Fueling Communities. Kangaroo Express has teamed up with BP’s Fueling Communities program to donate a total of $30,000 to three school districts in communities in which they operate. Charleston County School District,

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Kangaroo Express Announces Collegiate Coffee Mugs

Tar Heel, Wolfpack and Blue Devil hoops fans now can show team spirit while enjoying a cup of coffee. The Pantry Inc. is now offering collegiate coffee mugs at Kangaroo Express convenience stores, allowing fans to start their day with a mug of Bean Street Coffee marked with school pride. Aligned with the start of

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Kangaroo Express Welcomes Returning Fort Bragg Soldiers

Kangaroo Express to provide breakfast to returning soldiers before address by President Obama. The Pantry Inc. is joining the USO of North Carolina in welcoming more than 200 men and women returning to Fort Bragg with breakfast before they are addressed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 14. “Providing breakfast to these brave service

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The Pantry Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2011 Results

“Fiscal 2012 represents an important transitional period for the company, as we focus on a pricing strategy that is intended to improve merchandise sales growth and align our gasoline volume with industry trends,” says The Pantry’s Interim CEO. The Pantry Inc. has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Sept. 29,

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Kangaroo Express Reopens Tornado-Damaged Store

After complete rebuilding, Kangaroo Express store celebrates reopening on Dec. 8 The Kangaroo Express convenience store that was extensively damaged by April tornadoes celebrated its reopening on Dec. 8 after a complete rebuilding of the store and gas pumps. Mayor Barger led the celebration with a ribbon cutting announcing its open doors. Kangaroo Express took

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Kangaroo Express Sponsors NASCAR’s No. 84 Cole Whitt

“We have a common bond with the community of racing fans who are regular customers in our stores across the Southeast,” says Kangaroo Express spokesperson. The Pantry Inc. is sponsoring NASCAR’s No. 84 Cole Whitt in the final race of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Whitt has been racing in NASCAR’s Camping World

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