Kroger C-Stores Select Nexxus Group

Published in CSP Daily News

Holiday Stationstores, Western Refining Retail, Fastrac Markets also sign deals

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Convenience Store Group, a division of The Kroger Co., recently signed a multi-year agreement with Nexxus Group to provide scan-based trading programs for the newspaper category in its convenience stores. Kroger currently operates 786 convenience stores in 18 states, under five banners.

Nexxus Group will provide the systems and customer service for all stores. The first division to begin is Turkey Hill, with more than 265 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, on June 6, 2011.

Loaf N Jug operates 170 locations in Colorado, Montana, North [image-nocss] Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming. The program will commence on August 15, 2011.

Quik Stop operates 105 Quik Stop Markets branded convenience stores in California and Nevada. The program will begin on August 15, 2011.

Kwik Shop operates 124 convenience stores in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. The program will begin August 29, 2011.

Tom Thumb Food Stores operates 119 convenience stores in Florida and Alabama. The program will begin on August 29, 2011.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, with 2,470 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two-dozen local banners, including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 909 supermarket fuel centers and 785 convenience stores in the United States.

The c-stores are in 18 states: Pueblo, Colo.-based Loaf 'N Jug in Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming; Lancaster, Pa.-based Turkey Hill Minit Markets in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio; Tom Thumb Food Stores in Florida and Alabama; Hutchinson, Kansas-based Kwik Shop in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska; Fremont, Calif.-based Quik Stop Markets in California and Nevada; and Salt Lake City-based Smith's Express in Utah.

Separately, Holiday Stationstores, based in Minneapolis, also recently signed an agreement with Nexxus Group to manage scan-based trading programs for its c-stores. Holiday Stationstores currently operates more than 300 convenience stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Alaska.

Nexxus Group will provide the systems and customer service for all stores. The program will commence on July 18, 2011.

Also, Western Refining Southwest Inc., a division of Western Refining Inc., headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., recently signed an agreement with Nexxus Group to expand the management of scan-based trading programs for its c-stores. Western Refining Retail currently operates more than 150 c-stores in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Theretailer is expanding its relationship with Nexxus, it added.

Nexxus Group will provide the systems and customer service for all stores. The programs commenced on June 20, 2011.

And Fastrac Markets Inc., which currently operates 44 locations and supplies fuels to many other customers in central New York , also recently signed an agreement to make Nexxus Group the exclusive provider of scan-based trading programs for its newspaper category.

Fastrac Markets was founded in 1998 by means of a merger between Bull Bros. Inc., Clark's Petroleum and Glider Oil Co. These three companies have a long history in central New York: Bull Bros. was founded in 1959, Clark's Petroleum in 1923 and Glider Oil in the 1940's.

Nexxus Group will provide the systems and customer service for 46 Fastrac convenience stores in upstate New York. The program begins on June 20, 2011.

The Danvers, Mass.-based tech firm's solutions allow retailers category visibility via scan-based trading and centralized payment platforms with one point of contact for direct-store delivered vendors, eliminating cash payments, consolidating accounts payable while delivering the best in customer service.