Rutter’s to open green forecourt
Rutter’s, the Pennsylvania, US-based convenience chain, is opening an environmentally-friendly forecourt store.
The 5,150sq ft, 24-hour store opens this summer in the Monroe Township, Cumberland County.
The store will incorporate a range of eco-friendly features including energy-saving skylights, triple-glazed windows, LED exterior lights, a white reflective roof, and an energy and climate control management system.
Outside, two canopies will cover 16 fueling positions for gasoline, diesel and kerosene. There will also be facilities for recycling bottles, cans and newspapers plus a bike rack.
According to Rutter’s, the store will offer fresh-food menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, touch-screen ordering, a premium-coffee island, seating, and a surcharge-free M&T Bank ATM.
The store design will include open ceilings, floor and wall tiles, and touch-free restrooms with floating ceilings, music and other upscale features.
It will be Rutter’s third store in Cumberland County (the others are in Shippensburg and Carlisle), all opened since 2006.
“It’s a growing area, and Rutter’s is excited to be growing along with Cumberland County,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores. “We look forward to welcoming customers through the doors of our newest store.”
Rutter’s Farm Stores operates 55 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lancaster counties.
* The convenience retailer is awarding eight customers with free fuel for a year when they use its new Rutter’s Rewards loyalty card to buy featured products in a promotion running until 29 August
The retailer has added fresh-cooked waffles – a regional favorite – to its food menu and has raised $100,000 in an annual charity golf match, which will help two York County non-profit organisations build distinctive playgrounds.
July 2010 Issue