Take Time, Be Kind at The Store

 

Here in the Midwest, we have some cold winters…but we don’t need to tell you that! By the time February rolls around, most of us — no matter how much we love ice fishing or skiing — are wishing for longer days and dreaming of summertime.  

 

So, how can you make the most of the chilly weeks ahead? Join us at The Store as we warm up with our annual Take Time, Be Kind campaign! 

 

By taking part in this campaign, you’ll warm up literally and figuratively. How, you ask? With muffins, coffee, cappuccinos and kindness! 

 

 This month, we challenge you to take a few extra moments to spread kindness to othersMake a point to hold the door, smile at everyone you meet, and give out compliments left and right. It will make you (and everyone you come across) feel great! 

 

The Store Take Time Be Kind

Need some additional inspiration? Consider spreading kindness by paying it forward. Grab a couple muffins for your family, friends, teacher, or lighten up a stranger’s day with a sweet surprise. Maybe leave a cappuccino on your co-workers’ desk, bring a muffin to your hairdresser, or give someone a smiling “Take Time, Be Kind” sticker. Little gestures here and there can sure go a long way. Extra perk: we have Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee and Cappuccino flavors at The Store all month long to help melt away the winter blues! 

 

Remember to treat everyone you come across with courtesy, respect, and a smile. Kindness is free…so give it to everyone! You never know who you’ll positively impact in our communities.  

 

So, go ahead: lend a hand, hold a door, share a smile; we promise you’ll feel warmer on the inside (and not just because of the coffee)! 

The Store Convenience Store Healthy Snacks

We hope 2020 has been treating you well so far! What is your resolution for the new year?  

 

Did you know that the most popular resolutions — every year — are to lose weight and exercise more? Clearly, people care about their health. But we all know it’s not always easy to eat right and exercise regularly. Life gets in the way…schedules are busy, time is short, and we are always trying to do more than possible. Because of this, we crave convenience. After a long day at work, it’s easy to skip the gym and indulge in some of your favorite comfort foods.  

 

Because The Store is first and foremost a convenience store, we know all about convenienceand we’re proud of it, too! But, the fast food industry has instilled the notion that quick, convenient food has to be bad for you. What if we told you that’s not actually true? 

 

Intrigued 

 

We thought you might be.  

 

So, what’s this awesome news all about? We’re here to let you in on a secret: there are plenty of quick, convenient, and tasty snack options at The Store that are actually very healthy. That’s right, we said healthy! 

 

Thirsty? Let’s explore your beverage options. Instead of beelining it to the soda section, check out all of our delicious water and juice options. If you like carbonation, try a Bubly Sparkling water. There’s also Detox water, Vitamin Water Zero, and of course, plain water! Nothing wrong with the original, right?  

 

If you’re in the mood for fruity flavors, give Orchard Pure 100% Orange Juice a try. Tea is another healthy choice, and we’ve got lots of it! Whether you opt to sip on Pure Life Unsweetened Tea, Kombucha, or Lipton Green Tea, we think your taste buds will love it as much as your body does! 

 

And that’s still not all! When you skip the cream and sugar, coffee is actually a low calorie drink. If you’re a coffee-holic (you know we are!), try to slowly cut back on the sweeteners in your daily cup of joe. Try adding skim milk in place of creamer. By doing this, you’re avoiding a whole lot of extra sugars and calories, which, as we all know, add up over time!  

 

Alright, you’ve got your beverage picked out. Now we’ll head over to the snacks!  

 

Let’s start with the fruity side of things. In the mood for a cup of Dole Peaches or Mandarin Oranges? We’ve got you covered! You’ll also find Bare Apple, Banana, and Coconut Chips at The Store. These are packed full of vitamins and natural, healthy carbs and sugars…the kind your body needs to function! We’ve got many awesome granola options too, like Bear Naked Granola Bites, Nature Valley Bars, Kind Bars and Belvita Biscuits. Granola and grain are great sources of long-lasting energy for busy days on the go. 

 

If you’re in the mood for a salty snack, trade regular chips for a bag of Lay’s Baked Chips. Because they’re baked instead of fried, there is much less oil and fat in these tasty crisps as opposed to traditional chips. Plain Ritz Crackers, Skinny Pop Popcorn and Snyder’s Mini Pretzels are also healthier snack options available at The Store! 

 

If protein is what you’re after, we’ve got no shortage of that! Protein promotes muscle growth and repair and helps keep you feeling full longer…a win-win! Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats. Pick up a bag of Pistachios or unsweetened/unsalted Planter’s nuts. Chobani Greek Yogurt, Hard Boiled Eggs, and P3 Portable Protein Packs are additional protein-filled foods at The Store. And of course, meat is high in protein! Snack on Country Fresh Meats Smoked Chicken or pick up a Turkey Deli Sandwich for lunch.  

 

You may have noticed we’re skipping the candy aisle for now…sorry! While candy isn’t the most healthy snack offered at The Store, there can be treats every once in a while! 😊  

 

No matter what your taste in snacks – salty, sweet, savory, or otherwise – you’ll find healthy options you’ll love at The Store. We care about our local communities. The health of our Guests and their families is important. Making sure good-for-you options are quick and convenient is just one of the ways we ‘re helping to promote stronger communities. Eat healthier, feel better, be happier…we’ll help you achieve your new year goal every step of the way! 

The Store Gas Station Coffee Bar

You’re probably familiar with The Store’s tagline: Gas, Food & More! But what exactly does that mean, what’s included in the “More” category, and why should you care anyway?  

 

Well, our tagline conveys one key point…The Store is your one stop shop for everything you might need to refuel your vehicle and yourself.  

The Store is not just any old convenience store, and we’re proud of that! Let us explain:  

Gas 

This is the obvious one…we have gas to keep your car moving! Leaded, unleaded, premium, diesel, we’ve got it all! No matter what your ride needs, we’ve got fuel at low prices and convenient locations. And the coolest part? We proudly sell North American fuel products, helping to support American jobs and keep your money in our communities. Whether you’re gassing up on your way home from work or before heading off on a road trip, trust us to provide great fuel at awesome prices! 

Food 

Alright, now we’re on to the second (and more delicious) part of our tagline. Before you roll your eyes and think “Doesn’t every convenience store have food?” hear us out. Plenty of C Stores might have food, but it’s not like our food! 

Of course, we offer typical gas station snacks: candy bars, chips, beef jerky, granola bars, soda, juice and the like. Not to toot our own horn, but you’ll find a pretty wide range of these products at every location of The Store! Additionally, The Store has a large bakery selection with fresh cookies, muffins, donuts and pastries. However, it’s what we offer outside of these items that we think really sets us apart. 

When you visit us, you’ll find fresh-brewed Aromas coffee to help you to make the most out of your day. Whether your palate favors black, flavored, or seasonal coffee, we’ve got you covered.  

And the fresh beverage choices don’t stop there! In most markets, you’ll find Bean-To-Cup and F’real machines! What are these intriguing contraptions, you might ask? Our Bean-To-Cup machines grind and brew delicious coffee beans right before your eyes…it doesn’t get any fresher than that! And, to make things cooler (literally), the F’real machines allow you to customize milk shakes, smoothies, and blended coffee drinks in a variety of flavors. Try ‘em out…these drinks are almost as fun to make as they are to drink! 

Mmm…smell that? That tasty scent is coming from our hot, fresh, ready-to-go food selections! In the mood for a burger, fries, cheese curds, or fried chicken? We have all these options and many more at The Store! We’re all about offering quick, convenient, and quality options to our Guests.  

Whether you need a quick breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner for the family, The Store has everything you need! 

More 

But wait, there’s still more! 

In addition to gas, snacks, beverages, fresh bakery items and hot food selections, you’ll find a whole lot more within our aisles.  

From cough drops to air fresheners and Advil to auto oil, The Store has your everyday needs covered. Out of milk, bread, butter, or eggs? Skip a trip to the supermarket and pick up these household staples much more quickly at The Store! 

But what’s the very best thing you can find at The Store? Our helpful, kind, smiling Associates, of course! 

No matter where or when you visit The Store, a friendly face is sure to greet you and help you find whatever it is you might need. Our top priority is great Guest service – let us help make every day more friendly and convenient for your family.  

So, the next time you need gas, food or more, we’ll see you at The Store!