QuickChek Continues Growth With New Store in Wayne, N.J.

Published in CSP Daily News

Retailer has opened 25 stores, hired 1,100 people since 2007

WAYNE, N.J. -- Continuing what it said is its commitment to long-term, steady growth, QuickChek Corp. will be opening its newest store in Wayne, N.J., on Oct. 29.

The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based convenience store chain, a market leader in foodservice known for its fresh coffee and fresh food program, will open a new 6,296-square-foot store at the foothills of William Paterson University.

Despite the current economic trend, QuickChek continues to grow, opening 25 new stores throughout New Jersey and Southern New York and hiring an additional 1,100 people since 2007. The company has never laid off an employee during its 46-year history, it said.

"We strive to be the neighborhood shopping destination close to where our customers live," said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, who will preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 28, the day before the grand opening. "This new store allows us to better serve the market and provide our customers with more food and fueling options in the area."

The company expects the Wayne store to create 35 to 50 new jobs, and it will hire most of the people locally. A typical new store generates approximately $1 million in tax revenue, adding to the positive impact on the local economy.

"Our plan has been to maintain good, steady growth over time," said Durling, who company has been named one of the top private companies in the state by NJBIZ magazine. "With over 3,500 team members in over 130 stores, we strive to create a positive experience and fun environment where core values are nurtured, hard work is rewarded and leadership is cultivated. Being privately held allows us to succeed at our pace."

QuickChek's "Made Fresh for You" food and beverage program features oven-toasted subs and fresh-baked goods with the company priding itself on its fresh-brewed coffee, with a wide variety roasted using a proprietary select blend that incorporates high-quality beans, along with a wide variety of lighteners and sweeteners, enabling customers to create their favorite brew exactly as they like it 24 hours a day.

The new Wayne store will also feature a Q Cafe, which offers handcrafted smoothies, lattes, espresso and more; indoor and outdoor patio seating; eight fuel stations and 84 parking spaces.

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

The company operates 137 retail locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, including 12 pharmacy stores and 43 locations with fuel. The family-owned and -operated chain enjoys the rare distinction of being named one of the "Best Places to Work" for in both New Jersey and New York.

Adding to its local connection, QuickChek actively participates in two career fairs each year at William Paterson and has recently hired three graduates. They include the store leader of their Woodbridge location who recently completed the company's six-month leadership training program; an alumnus who has just entered the leadership training program; and a member of the corporate accounting department.

Active in the community, QuickChek has raised more than $1.5 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Relief Foundation since 2000 and recently raised $125,000 for First Lady Mary Pat Christie's Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. QuickChek will make a donation to a local Wayne organization when the new store opens as well as offering free coffee to all patrons and free fountain or QuickFreeze drinks for children under five-feet-tall during the store's first two weeks.