ALTOONA, Pa., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, Inc. has been recognized as consumers' most-trusted convenience-store brand according to the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend study. For the first time Sheetz, a family-owned and operated convenience chain, received the highest Equity Score among the other convenience store retailers.
"We are honored to receive this recognition and thank our loyal customers for making Sheetz the top convenience store brand of the year," said Joe Sheetz, Sheetz CEO. "We are able to succeed because we have outstanding employees with a commitment to Total Customer Focus and our Sheetz culture. Sheetz employees are dependable, positive, productive and friendly, which we believe is what keeps our customers coming back. Our brand promise is that we give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it- 24/7. This promise is what sets us apart from the competition."
The EquiTrend Brand Equity Index is comprised of three key factors—Familiarity, Quality and Consideration—that result in a Brand Equity rating for each brand. Brands that rank highest in Equity receive the Harris Poll EquiTrend "Brand of the Year" award for their category. For this, the 27th annual study, more than 38,000 Americans assessed over 1,400 brands across 148 categories.
Sheetz Convenience Stores strives to give customers what they want, how they want and when they want it. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food such as Made To Order (MTO®) subs, sandwiches, burgers, premium salads, appetizers, breakfast sandwiches and more. They also feature MTGo!® ready to eat foods and Shweetz® Bakery lines of donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas - hot, frozen or iced. The company operates more than 500 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz is on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com, follow Sheetz on twitter (@sheetz), on facebook(www.facebook.com/sheetz) and on instagram (instagram.com/Sheetz).
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