GPM Investments, LLC Recognizes Hometown Heroes on 24/7 Day July 24, 2022
Annual event celebrates first responders, medical and emergency professionals while raising funds for disaster relief
RICHMOND, Va., July 22, 2022 – GPM Investments, LLC (“GPM”), a wholly owned subsidiary of ARKO Corp. (Nasdaq: ARKO), is celebrating hometown heroes and joining other convenience retailers and suppliers across the United States to celebrate 24/7 Day on July 24.
24/7 Day recognizes first responders, medical and emergency professionals and volunteers who work around the clock to serve their communities. Hosted by the NACS Foundation, the event helps raise awareness and donations for the urgent humanitarian needs of the Red Cross and spotlights the convenience store industry’s important role in supporting hometown heroes.
Convenience stores are community stores: 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes of a convenience store. There are 148,000-plus convenience stores in the United States, and cumulatively, the industry serves approximately 160 million customers per day, sells 80% of the fuel purchased in the country and donates more than $1 billion a year to charitable causes.
GPM is supporting this year’s 24/7 Day by:
- Offering a free fountain or coffee beverage of any size to police, fire, and EMTs with valid badge or ID on July 24
- Encouraging community members to take part by sharing real stories and appreciation for hometown heroes on social media using the hashtags #247Day and #conveniencecares
“It is an honor to participate in 24/7 Day by giving back to those in our communities who continually give so much of themselves for our safety and protection,” said Michael Bloom, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer of GPM Investments. “We’re proud to partner with the NACS Foundation on this important initiative.”
“Each day, families rely on community heroes for support during disasters and other crises,” said Ann McKeough, chief development officer for the American Red Cross. “We are grateful for this partnership to help ensure people don’t face emergencies alone. We hope you will join us on 24/7 Day, along with the NACS Foundation, to support this work and to thank our local heroes who do so much for all of us in our most difficult moments.”
“The NACS Foundation is proud to partner with GPM Investments, LLC to support the Red Cross, its volunteers and all the first responders who support our communities every day,” said Stephanie Sikorski, executive director of the NACS Foundation.
GPM Investments, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARKO CORP., a family of community brands, is based in Richmond, Virginia and operates or supplies stores in 33 states and Washington D.C. As the 6th largest convenience store chain in the country, GPM has approximately 3,100 locations comprised of approximately 1,415 company-operated stores and 1,675 dealer sites to which it supplies fuel. GPM operates in three segments: retail, which consists of fuel and merchandise sales to retail consumers; wholesale, which consists of supplying fuel to third-party dealers and consignment agents; and petroleum, which consists of supplying fuel to GPM and its subsidiaries selling fuel (both in the retail and wholesale segments) as well as subwholesalers and bulk purchasers. Its stores offer its fas REWARDS® high value loyalty program, a large selection of beverages, coffee, fountain drinks, candy, salty snacks, and many other products to meet the needs of the everyday customer. One feature, setting many of its convenience stores apart is a wide array of proprietary food offerings ranging from fresh chicken, fresh-made salads, and sandwiches to healthy, grab-and-go meals.
About NACS Foundation
NACS Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of NACS, the industry association dedicated to advancing convenience and fuel retailing. In partnership with fuel retail, convenience, and suppliers across the U.S., the NACS Foundation supports the philanthropic and charitable activities of the industry. To learn more, visit conveniencecares.org, or visit us on Facebook at @TheNACSFoundation and Twitter at @NACS_Foundation.
Matter on behalf of ARKO