Under the agreement, which extends through 2009, McLane will provide grocery wholesale products to over 161 locations.
GPM Investments, headquartered in Mechanicsville, VA, is leading convenience store chains in the nation with over 161 stores across six states. GPM is well known in the Mid Atlantic area for its innovation and quality under the highly recognizable Fas Mart brand in Virginia and New England and the equally strong Shore Stop brand in the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and the state of Delaware.
Russ Quick, vice president of marketing for GPM, said, "McLane provides us the quality of service and products that we need to be successful in our business. We know McLane is committed to our success and that Fas Mart can count on their support. We believe in superior service, and McLane helps us as we provide that service to our customers."
Fas Mart has aggressively grown its business by focusing on a customer experience that is always faster, easier and a better experience than other retail stores, Quick observed. In addition, its "Fastback Rewards" program provides innovative rewards for loyal customers.
The company is known for its award-winning proprietary fried chicken, available at its Fas Lane Cafes. Fas Mart's excellent customer service, quality products and well-positioned store locations has proven to be a motivational factor for customers within each of its market areas.