(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, (formerly Enmark) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for extraordinary leadership in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry.
The Savannah-based company received the 2016 Catalyst award in Foodservice by CSP Magazine at the 2016 Outlook Leadership Conference held Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matt Clements, director of marketing, accepted the award in recognition of his development of enmarket’s rebranded image and for leading its “Enrich Life!” program.
“This award underscores our company’s commitment to provide healthier choices to customers,” said Clements. “As consumers are demanding and deserving healthier options, enmarket is proud to lead the way in showing how convenience stores can step up to meet their demands for healthier products by offering convenient choices. We’re also pleased to be building the best workplace in the retail industry.”
Enmarket now offers a greater variety of freshly prepared food and healthy snacks to customers at its 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. It has also increased the availability of better-for-you snacks with more organic, gluten free and non-GMO options for customers. Fresh salads, sandwiches, and produce are delivered multiple times each week, so enmarket can offer the freshest possible products.
The company has also recently partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in the effort to help end childhood obesity and further its commitment to fostering a healthier community.
Recently, the convenience store chain has invested more than $500,000 a year to increase the starting salaries of its employees to well above the national federal minimum wage and raise its senior general managers’ earnings potential.
Enmarket was one of three companies to receive this year’s Outlook Catalyst Awards, recognized for its efforts in Foodservice. WESCO was honored for its Employee Engagement efforts, and 7-Eleven Stores received the Catalyst award for Design. Enmarket was recognized for their efforts in pioneering and promoting the technological, emotional and/or physical betterment of their organization.
More than 500 convenience-store executives attended the 2016 Outlook Leadership Conference to learn more about industry topics ranging from natural/organic to technology, the presidential election, talent diversity, finances and TV success. The mission of the annual event is to assemble the right mix of trailblazers from the convenience and petroleum retailing industry in an environment that stimulates conversation and actionable solutions for long-term success.
The Catalyst awards are presented each year by CSP magazine to the extraordinary leadership of three companies in the convenience/retail petroleum industry. With more than 1000,000 subscribers, CSP is the leading convenience store and petroleum retailing publication in the industry.