The No. 3 spot on the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2015 list of Top 100 Private Companies in Central Pennsylvania has been claimed by Rutter’s convenience stores.
The York, Pa.-based retailer has been ranked in the top 10 of the Top 100 list every year since 2005. Rutter’s earned 2015’s No. 1 spot on the list of Top 100 Private Companies in York County, Pa., according to the Business Journal.
Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s chief customer officer, said the company’s robust foodservice program, as well as its commitment to leading edge technology are two reasons for the consistent growth. Gaskins pointed to recent enhancements to the Rutter’s Rewards program like the introduction of the Rutter’s Rewards VIP Club, as well as the company’s two new corporate giving programs, Vote with Your Dollars and Rutter’s Rewards Schools as examples of using technology to benefit the customers.
“Customers who join our VIP Club can earn and redeem rewards without using a Rutter’s Rewards card, take advantage of Remember Me technology when ordering on our touchscreen food order kiosks, redeem fuel rewards at our pumps, and load exclusive VIP-only offers to their Rutter’s Rewards loyalty wallets. We developed these changes to make our customer interactions with us easier and more efficient,” said Gaskins. “Vote with Your Dollars and Rutter’s Rewards Schools not only give area charities and school organizations a way to raise money, but also allow our customers to have a voice in the causes to which we lend financial support.”
With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 268 year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the U.S. Rutter’s is widely recognized as an industry leader in foodservice, innovative technology and customer service, most recently receiving the 2014 International Convenience Retailer of the Year award given by NACS and Insight and is guided by the family’s third generation of leadership with Scott Hartman president and CEO, Todd Rutter as president of Rutter’s Dairy, and Tim Rutter as president of M&G Realty.