Half the U.S. population visits a convenience store every day, so the food in stores shouldn’t just be healthier, it should also be more affordable. PHA works with partners like Sheetz to transform the marketplace by ensuring that convenience stores across the nation are fully stocked with healthier options.
Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, made a commitment to PHA on October 10, 2014 at the NACS Show, the convenience store industry’s largest event. When teaming up for a two-year partnership with PHA, the chain committed to delivering more nutritious, affordable options to meet the needs of the children, families and communities they serve. And because we know shoppers respond strongly to marketing, Sheetz’s convenience stores planned to market healthier options at the register!
Sheetz’s work continued to help the convenience store industry begin to shift its image to that of an alternative source for healthier, affordable foods.
“Our commitment to PHA is also important to our over 17,000 employees and has provided them with additional knowledge to become ambassadors for better nutrition to our Sheetz customers. Having completed year one of our multi-year commitment, we continue to build momentum behind our mission to bring healthy food options to our customers.
50% of convenience stores have expanded fresh fruit sales.