GPM to Install Plastic Shields in its Efforts to Protect Both Customers and Associates
April 6, 2020
RICHMOND, VA— GPM Investments, LLC’s first priority has always been to ensure the environment in which their associates work, and their customers shop is clean and safe. The installation of plastic shields to protect customers and associates during this unprecedented time will begin immediately. Made in the US, these barriers are intended to safeguard the associates and customers from coughs, sneezes and other potential sources of exposure to COVID-19.
“As a company, we are dedicated to prioritizing the health and safety of everyone who enters our stores,” said Arie Kotler, CEO. Kotler went on to say, “I personally want to thank our front-line associates for their efforts during this challenging time. I am grateful for everything they do. They are heroes.”
This installation is not the first step that GPM has taken to ensure that safety and health are top of mind in their stores. Other actions taken recently include:
- Regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces
- Emphasis on routine washing and sanitizing hands
- Providing disposable gloves for store employees to wear
- Practicing social distancing inside the store
- Closure of dine in areas in foodservice stores
- Suspension of refillable cups and mugs
- Allowing contact-free merchandise deliveries whenever possible
About GPM Investments, LLC
GPM Investments, LLC, together with its subsidiaries, is the largest privately-owned company in the convenience store channel of business. The company, based in Richmond, VA, operates or supplies fuel to over 1,400 stores in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia and Wisconsin. Brands include: 1 Stop, Admiral, Apple Market, Bread & Butter Shop, Bread Box, Cash’s, Crenco, E-Z Mart, Fas Mart, Jetz, Jiffi Stop, Jiffy Stop, Lil’ Cricket, Next Door Store, Roadrunner, RStore, Scotchman, Shore Stop, Town Star, Village Pantry, and Young’s. Its stores offer 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.
Visit www.gpminvestments.com to learn more about GPM’s stores.