Continuing to pull products from seven grocery distribution centres
McLane Company, Inc., has renewed their multi-year service agreement with RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. McLane and RaceTrac’s relationship dates back to 1996, and McLane’s distribution services encompass all convenience store categories including tobacco, grocery, candy, snacks, and store supplies.
McLane plays an integral role in keeping the stores supplied with the products. RaceTrac is a privately held, family-owned corporation that operates more than 550 stores in six states. As a leader in the grocery convenience store marketplace, RaceTrac maintains its focus on growth, expecting approximately 10.0% year over year growth in store count as well as continuing a remodel programme for a significant portion of their locations. RaceTrac is also expanding its portfolio to travel centres to better serve the professional driver and stores with an expanding diesel offering for small to mid-size fleet drivers.
Foodservice remains a key component of RaceTrac’s growth strategy by offering programmes that resonate with their guests while expanding inside sales. McLane helps RaceTrac support these goals by leveraging their purchasing power, geographic distribution, and product assortment, allowing RaceTrac to offer competitive pricing across all of their stores.
Under the renewed agreement, RaceTrac will continue to pull from seven of McLane’s 24 grocery distribution centres to provide service to all of their locations. RaceTrac will also continue to utilise a number of McLane’s innovative solutions and value-adds, such as Virtual Trade Show (VTS), an internet-based trade show that offers new products and promotions from suppliers, and McLane Link, an online portal that allows retailers to access key information like order activity and metric data from their computer or tablet.