June 26, 2020
Parker’s, an award-winning, nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food
service leader, was recently named
the CStore Decisions 2020 Convenience Store Chain of the Year, earning
the convenience store industry’s top award. This annual award recognizes a
convenience store or petroleum chain that has established itself as a superior
retailer, innovator and market leader. Parker’s is the 31st winner of this prestigious
award and will be honored at The NACS Show in Las Vegas in October 2020.
“For many years, the entire team at Parker’s has been recognized as one
of the hardest working groups in the industry,” said John Lofstock, vice
president and editor-in-chief of CStore Decisions. “Their dedication to
detail, outstanding customer service programs and constant evolution as a
convenience retailer make them the perfect choice to join the elite list of
Chain of the Year honorees. Coupled with its outstanding leadership team that
begins with founder and CEO Greg Parker, Parker’s has earned a reputation as a
special company that cares for its team members, customers and the communities
it serves. For its commitment to convenience retailing, customers and its team
members, Parker’s exemplifies the spirit of the Chain of the Year Award, and we
are proud to recognize them with this coveted honor.”
Previous Chain of the Year award winners include Wawa, Sheetz, RaceTrac,
QuikTrip, QuickChek and Maverik.
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s is one of America’s most respected convenience store brands with the cleanest retail
stores in the industry. The company currently operates 66 stores in coastal Georgia and South Carolina and recently announced plans to build 60 new retail locations in 60 months.
Over the past two years, Parker’s has expanded into the metro Charleston, S.C. market, opening eight new stores and announcing plans to build
32 more stores over the next four years. The company has also expanded its focus
on foodservice and operates 42 Parker’s Kitchen locations serving freshly prepared,
Southern-inspired food. Food and Wine recently named Parker’s one of America’s Best Convenience Stores, and The Shelby Report honored
Parker’s as the 2019 Southeast Retailer of the Year. Convenience Store News previously
recognized the company as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.
Over the past several years, Parker’s has also implemented cutting-edge
technology designed to enhance the customer experience and to digitize
operations. Highlights include expanded food-ordering kiosks, self-checkout
lanes, a new Parker’s Rewards mobile app and investing in “smart applications”
to increase operational efficiencies.
Parker’s also gives back to every community where it does business
through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program, which donates a
portion of gas sold at all Parker’s locations on the first Wednesday of the
month to area schools, healthcare facilities and other important causes. To
date, the company has given more than $7 million in local charitable donations.