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Kangaroo Express Donates to ‘Give Kids The World’

Funds will help fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations have raised more than $233,000 for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World

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Taking Social Media to the Next Level

C-stores are adding Facebook pages, but to profit from social media, retailers need to also engage fans with text and email marketing campaigns. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Anyone still questioning the power of social media need only look to Japan. The country, which between earthquakes, tsunamis and radiation fears has seen tourism drop, is

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Weighing a Sandwich Strategy

Whether doing it themselves or finding a national partner, convenience store operators are developing food programs with fresh ingredients and quick service. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Convenience store strategies for sandwich programs are as customizable as the sandwiches themselves. Some opt to develop and prepare sandwich lines in their own commissaries or via made-to-order

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Vote Roo

Kangaroo Express’ Roo mascot runs for office—awards fans with free coffee. The Roo, the voice and mascot of Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores, is running for mayor of Charleston and Charlotte, N.C. “The Roo believes every man, woman and child deserves a break in their day. A couple minutes to grab a tasty cup of coffee

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Kangaroo Express Asks Guests to ‘Give Kids The World’

Customers can donate at any Florida Kangaroo Express through Nov. 4 The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations are collecting donations for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World is a

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Convenience Store Chains Celebrate CofFREE Day

Some c-stores are offering free hot dispensed beverages and other coffee deals on National Coffee Day. Thorntons, Kangaroo Express and 7-Eleven are among the c-store chains participating in National Coffee Day, today, Sept. 29.   To celebrate CofFREE Day, Thorntons is offering  a free coffee, cappuccino, or hot chocolate to every customer who visits a

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The Pantry’s Holman Appointed As Interim CEO

As Terrance Marks steps down on Oct. 5, Edwin Holman, chairman of the Pantry’s Board, to take the helm as CEO. On Sept. 14, 2011, the Board of Directors of The Pantry Inc. appointed Edwin Holman to act as interim CEO, effective Oct. 5, 2011, the date of resignation for the current CEO Terrance Marks.

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“Salute Our Troops” Campaign Raises $2.5 Million

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests to benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. announced $2.5 million has been raised by its “Salute Our Troops” campaign, more than double its original goal of $1 million. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13

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The Pantry Partners with Western Union

The Pantry Inc., which operates more than 1,600 convenience stores in 13 states, reached an agreement with Western Union to provide an in-lane money-transfer service, Western Union goCASH, at its Kangaroo Express Stores. The new service enables consumers to pay for a domestic or global money transfer while shopping at more than 1,650 Kangaroo Express

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Kangaroo Express Achieves $1 Million Fundraising Goal

Campaign benefiting military non-profit organizations continues through summer after goal is achieved well ahead of schedule. The Pantry Inc. has already achieved its summer-long fundraising goal of $1 million in the early 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

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GSP, Kangaroo Express ‘Salute Our Troops’

“We are proud to join GSP in this campaign to provide an opportunity for our store guests to thank our military for the work and sacrifices required to protect our nation and preserve our freedom,” says senior vice president of The Pantry. The Pantry Inc. and GSP, a provider of retail services, have joined for

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Carney Joins The Pantry’s Executive Leadership Team

Former senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of The Borders Group, brings 25 years of experience to The Pantry. The Pantry Inc. has announced that Thomas Carney is joining its executive leadership team as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Carney joins The Pantry from Borders Group Inc. In his new role at

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Kangaroo Express Debuts Kronik Energy Drinks

“The Kangaroo Express deal gives us a major retailer in the Southeastern U.S. and greatly expands our distribution footprint,” says Kronik’s vice president of operations. The Pantry has partnered with KroniCo LLC, makers of Ultra-Premium Kronik Energy Drinks, to add three of Kronik’s all new formulas in more than 1,100 Kangaroo Express stores in eight

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The Pantry To Sell 114 Stores

“These are sites that don’t fit our current strategy, but they can be excellent locations for the right buyers,” says The Pantry’s vice president of real estate. The Pantry Inc. is strategically divesting 114 locations in nine states throughout the Southeast. Stores are located in a variety of markets in Alabama (3), Florida (28), Georgia

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Empowering Loyalty Customers

Retailers are energizing their rewards programs and using social media to keep loyalty customers active. The modern loyalty program may be 28 years old, but in a saturated market, chains are turning up the creativity to gain customer attention by pushing game-based promotions, cause marketing, discounts on fuel and using social networking to drive interest.

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Operations Vice President Leaving The Pantry

“The company appreciates Mr. Williams’ dedication and hard work over the years and wishes him the best in his new endeavors,” the company says. The Pantry Inc. has announced  that Brad Williams, senior vice president of operations, has announced his decision to leave The Pantry. “During his 13-year tenure Mr. Williams has made many important

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Kangaroo Express’ ‘Salute Our Troops’ Jeep Tour Hits The Road

Restored World War II Jeep will travel 100 miles each day to recognize military heroes throughout the summer. The Pantry Inc. is breathing new life into a World War II Jeep to travel from city to city in a summer-long celebration to honor our Armed Forces and their families. As part of its Kangaroo Express

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Roller Grills Grow Up

Thanks to a surge of new products focused on ethnic diversity, the roller grill—the original anchor for most convenience store hot food programs—is hotter than ever before. And the one thing c-store operators like and appreciate most about roller grills is that you hardly notice they’re there. Grills don’t take up much room and can

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UNC Wins $20K Donation from Kangaroo Express

UNC beats NC State and Duke to benefit student-led UNC Build a Block program in Battle for Bean Street contest. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., officially announced the University of North Carolina as its Battle for Bean Street Champion, scoring the $20,000 grand prize donation

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Kangaroo Express, Coca-Cola Partner for Kids

Five-week fundraiser across three states aims to help send kids with chronic medial conditions to Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction for a once in a lifetime camping experience. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., is partnering with Coca-Cola for a third consecutive year to send children to

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The Pantry Selects Reflexis

“We are convinced that Reflexis is the best choice to align our workforce’s schedules and activities with our retail strategy while supporting our company’s growth,” says The Pantry’s senior vice president. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. is adding the entire Reflexis store operations suite of labor scheduling, time and attendance, task management/KPI and compliance/audit solutions

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The Pantry Reports Losses

The Pantry rolls out a new coffee program, more fresh food options and a new look for stores to help offset lower profit margins on fuel. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. announced a loss of $12.2 million, or 54 cents per share, in its first quarter ended Dec. 30, the News and Observer reported. Last

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Kangaroo Express Looks To Boost Troop Morale

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. is helping connect U.S. military personnel based overseas to their family and friends at home as part of the Indy 500 Centennial Tour, a 10-day event that brings legendary Indy racing stars to U.S. military bases in Europe, the Middle East and an aircraft carrier at sea. Departing from New

Kangaroo Express Ready With Holiday Gifts

The Pantry Inc.’s Kangaroo Express stores are ready for last-minute shoppers who need a quick, affordable holiday gift or stocking stuffer on Christmas morning. The c-store chain recently outlined a number of options available to its holiday shoppers: Gift Cards: No matter how much someone wants to spend, a gift card to Kangaroo Express means

Kangaroo Express Helps Break Guinness World Record

The Pantry Inc., an independently-operated convenience store chain in the Southeastern U.S., helped break a Guinness World Record by hosting a Wake County elementary school’s official World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) Stack Up! event at one of its Kangaroo Express convenience stores. The 2010 WSSA Stack Up! was a Guinness World Record event in which

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