In honor of our Buy A Bone campaign to support local animal shelters and humane societies, we want to celebrate pets in our communities…and one of our favorite ways to do it is with a Pet Photo Contest!

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It’s estimated that in the U.S., we throw away about 120 billion disposable cups each year. From styrofoam to plastic to paper, there are many types of disposable cups—not to mention lids and straws—that end up in landfills throughout the world every single day.  Now more than ever, many businesses and consumers strive to make […]


Have you heard one of the inspiring stories about someone going through a drive thru and when they pull up to the window the employee tells them, “The car in front of you paid for your order”? Oftentimes, the person who received the free meal or beverage decides to continue to pay it forward and pay for the order of the car behind them.

Those random acts of kindness are at the heart of our annual Take Time, Be Kind Campaign at The Store. The communities in which we are located are our homes and neighborhoods. It’s where we see our friends and neighbors every day. Our goal for the Take Time, Be Kind campaign is simple: to encourage you to spread kindness towards everyone you see. 

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What do you think a day in the life of a Guest Service Representative (GSR) at a convenience store looks like? Think it’s all about standing at the register? Well then, you might be surprised to learn there’s much more to it than that!

We knew the best way to share more about the guest service role was to go directly to the source. So we talked to Katy, a Team Leader at our Store location in east Stevens Point. We checked in with her and asked her to help us learn more about a day in her shoes.

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The lights are sparkling. The weather is chilly. The pine scent of freshly cut trees hangs in the air.  It’s official – the holidays are here! While the holidays are a bright and happy season for many, it can be a challenging time for those in need. Which makes it all the more important  that […]

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The holiday season is on the way. You know what that means – it’s almost time to tackle another year of holiday shopping. Yikes. It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but trying to find that special item for everyone on your list can be anything but wonderful. Before the stress sets in and your bank account […]

The Store Career Opportunities and Benefits

Have you ever worked for a company where you didn’t feel valued? Where you felt the business was more important than the people who helped run it every day? Unfortunately, too many of us have experienced this at some point in our careers.

At The Store, this couldn’t be further from our values. We put our Associates at the heart of everything we do, and we know our convenience stores would be nothing without our Associates’ smiling faces and world-class Guest service. As a family-owned, Wisconsin-based business, we understand work/life balance, community support, and a positive working environment. And that’s the culture we promote at The Store

One of the most common roles we hire for is the customer service representative—someone who enjoys greeting and talking with customers and preparing hot food. In addition to interacting with customers and helping with food prep, you’ll also be in charge of cashier duties and helping stock items at The Store—so you’ll have more variety than a typical customer service job!

Why Should You Consider Becoming a Customer Service Representative at The Store?

In addition to the company culture we proudly foster, we’re thrilled to be able to offer our Associates:

  • Competitive pay: Who doesn’t want a well-paying job? Additionally, we offer cash incentives and rapid pay increases at two, six, and 12 months.
  • Opportunities to advance within The Store: We love helping our hard-working Associates move to more advanced roles.
  • Free coffee and soda: Caffeine fans rejoice! Need we say anymore?  
  • Opportunities for flexible scheduling: We know you’re busy. Whether you’re in school, working another job, taking care of a family, or something else, we want to help create a schedule that works for you. 
  • Your own uniform shirt: And not just any old uniform—we think they look pretty great!

Plus, depending on your role, you could qualify for a full range of other benefits, like:

About The Store

The Store is owned and operated by Team Schierl Companies, a family-owned business based in central Wisconsin. When you work with us, you not only get the great benefits we mentioned, you also get to work with a business that’s focused on supporting our communities. With the help of our Associates and community members, we’ve donated $3.4 million to organizations that support our communities. 

How do I Get a Job at The Store?

The Store has 26 locations, including stores in Stevens Point, Wausau, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Shawano, Appleton, Escanaba, and other towns in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. 

We hope you’ll consider working with us. Take a look at all our current openings to see if we’re hiring at your nearest convenience store. We’d love for you to join our team! 

New Eco-Friendly Coffee Cups at The Store

Happy Earth Day! At The Store, we understand the importance of making sustainable choices to lessen our impact on the environment. Speaking of which, you might have noticed the new coffee cups at all 26 of our The Store locations. Not only do they have a fresh look, but our new cups are eco-friendlyso you can enjoy your morning coffee or cappuccino while being kind to Mother Earth.  

So, what makes our new cups so great? Read on! 

1. Our New Cups are Made using 25% Post-Consumer Fiber 

Um…what? Basically, that’s a fancy way of saying our new cups are good for the environment. Post-consumer fiber refers to any material that has been used, recycled, and used again. For instance, about a fourth of the paper material in our cups did not come directly from trees – instead, other sources (like that instruction manual you tossed in the recycling bin) have been re-purposed to help create the cups. Not only does this lessen our impact on trees, but it also helps keep clean, reusable paper material out of landfills.  

2. Our New Cups Source Paper from Organizations Practicing Sustainable Forestry  

According to the University of Southern Indiana, the average American uses seven trees annually in the form of paper products. In total, about 2,000,000,000 trees are used each year to make things like toilet paper or paper towels. With many areas facing deforestation, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative was created to promote responsible forestry practices. By following these guidelines, it is possible to protect our forest resources instead of deplete them. To minimize the impact of your daily cup of joe, our new eco-friendly cups only use material that comes from sustainably-forested trees! 

3. Our New Cups are Compostable 

Composting is the practice of allowing organic materials to break down into simpler compounds. In a nutshell, composting helps keep natural material like food waste out of landfills and allows it to break down into a fertile mixture that will — eventually — resemble dirt. Compost material is great to mix in with potting soil or spread over your garden. Plus, you can add our new cups to your compost bin instead of tossing them in the trash! To learn more about composting, check out this resource from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  

4. Our New Cups Feature a Double-Wall Design 

Our eco-friendly cups use double wall technology. Not only does this shield your hand from excess heat, but it also keeps your drink warmer for a longer period of time. Gone are the days of doubling up on cups or drink sleeves to protect your hand from hot temperatures! Plus, you don’t need to worry about your drink growing cold halfway through your morning commute.  

Mother Earth would agree: the new eco-friendly cups at The Store are better for the environment and better for you. Add some of our delicious gourmet coffee, cappuccino or fresh bean-to-cup coffee to that cup, and we’d call that a win-win! 

Buy A Bone at The Store to Support Furry Friends

The Store Pet Photo Contest Vote here

In honor of our Buy A Bone campaign to support local animal shelters and humane societies, we want to celebrate pets in our communities…and one of our favorite ways to do it is with a Pet Photo Contest!

Our 5 furry finalists are pictured below. Check out their photos and vote for your favorite submission at the bottom of this page. It’s quick and easy! Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to vote, too. Share our Facebook post or pass along this blog URL so others can cast their vote!

Voting closes at 8 am on Monday, April 19th, and the winners will be announced via social media later that day. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded a $30, $20 or $10 The Store gift card. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions. Good luck!

Toby

Toby’s favorite treats are ice cream and chips!

Pet Parent: Kyle G.

Toby the Cat - Vote in our Pet Photo Contest The Store

Sunday

Sunday thinks she is a cat. She doesn’t understand why only the cats are allowed to lay on the back of the recliner!

Pet Parent: Emily G.

Sunday the Dog Vote in our Pet Photo Contest The Store

Ford

Ford is lovingly called Ford Tough. He was one of the adult male dogs from the local puppy mill. When he gets super excited he does “spinnies” and chases his tale until he gets tired…

Pet Parent: Ashley K.

Ford The Dog Vote in Our Pet Photo Contest The Store

Paco & Cash

Cash loves chasing tennis balls and beer. Paco loves snuggles and visiting Grandma Mary!

Pet Parent: Carrie N.

Paco and Cash the Dogs Vote in our Pet Photo Contest The Store

Leonard Benjamin

My friends call me Lenny. I was adopted from a rescue that saves dogs in Puerto Rico. I love tennis balls and the Brewers!

Pet Parent: Melanie M.

Leonard Benjamin the Dog Vote in Our Pet Photo Contest The Store

Thank you for voting!

The voting period has closed. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for contest results!

The Store 6 Spring Activities

There’s nothing like stepping outside to a warm spring day after months of snow and ice. With another midwestern winter behind us, sunshine and above-freezing temperatures are more than welcome! Read on for 6 great ways to spring into the season and make the most of March. 

P.S. – #6 is our favorite! 

1. Go for a Walk 🚶‍♀️ 

It might seem simple, but there’s a reason it’s #1 on our list. Going for a walk is easy, relaxing and enjoyable. Get a little exercise and soak up the sun by taking a stroll around the neighborhood or on your favorite trail. Plus, you can make the walk as long or as short as you like – it can fit into everyone’s schedule, and even 10 minutes will brighten your mood! 

P.S. – If you’re a dog owner, don’t forget to bring your canine companion. They’re sure to have a fetching time. Just watch out for those mud puddles! 

2. Fly a Kite 🪁 

If it’s a windy day, why not dust off that kite in the garage and head to the parkFlying kites is a fun activity for the whole family, and you know the kids will love it. Wisconsin has a TON of public parks, and they’re one of the few places you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the community while offering plenty of room to stay socially distant. That’s a win-win if you ask us! 

3. Read Outside 📖 

Reading is a great way to unwind year-round, but it is even better when you can do it in the sun! Grab a book, magazine or pull up a blog page (like this one). Then, find a comfortable place on a bench, your deckor a patch of grass, and you’re ready to go. Enjoy the calm sounds of nature and get some much-needed vitamin D. Don’t stay out too long, though – it doesn’t have to be summertime for you to get sunburnt! 

4. Ride a Bike 🚲 

Woohoo! The roads, paths and trails are finally free of snow. Well, mostly, anyway! Now’s the time to break out that 10-speed and go for a cruise. Enjoy the warm breeze, sunlight and exercise…it will be a breath of fresh air after a long winter cooped up inside. Literally! Find paved bike paths near you with this handy search feature on TravelWisconsin.com. 

5. Plant a Garden 🥕 

It’s time to let that green thumb of yours shine! Spring is the perfect time to begin planning and prepping a garden. Growing your own food is fun, rewarding, and a nutritious addition to your diet. Read this article for 6 veggies to plant in early spring. Or, if flowers are more your thing, check out this webpage for 25 spring-blooming flowers to spruce up your landscaping.   

6. Enjoy Highlander Grog Cappuccino at The Store! ☕ 

Last but certainly not least, sip on delicious Highlander Grog Cappuccino! This seasonal flavor is available at all 26 The Store locations right now, and you won’t want to miss it. The medium-bodied roast features notes of hazelnut, butterscotch and rum, giving it a smooth and rich flavor that pairs perfectly with brisk March mornings. Plus, Highlander Grog Cappuccino goes well with the activities listed above. This popular flavor is sure to put aextra spring in your step!