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Family Express Connecting With The Community

Through its partnership with Purdue University, the Indiana chain is giving college football an opportunity to win free gas for a year.   Valparaiso, Ind.-based Family Express earlier this year entered a multi-year sports marketing agreement with Purdue University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Purdue Sports Properties. As the college football season winds down,

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

“The Court’s decision to keep in place employer mandates will place significant burdens on nearly 40% of our industry and put these businesses at a substantial competitive disadvantage,” says NACS chairman. The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law Thursday, June 28, 2012, MSNBC Online reported. The ruling allows the government to

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Family Express Improves Inventory Management With Retalix

Retalix software helps Family Express reduce tobacco order sizes, and increase monthly inventory turnover. Family Express of Valparaiso, Ind. improved its inventory management operations by deploying Retalix Ltd.’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution across its convenience stores in Northwestern Indiana. Family Express reduced its tobacco order size by 21%, while increasing its average monthly inventory turnover per

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Family Express Partners With Purdue University

Purdue football fans have the chance to win free fuel for a year.   Valparaiso, Ind.-based Family Express has entered a multi-year sports marketing agreement with Purdue University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Purdue Sports Properties. Effective with the upcoming fall football season, the Purdue-Family Express partnership will center on various social media promotions

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Forecasting Bakery Trends

Ready to hear some good economic news? Bakery is one category showing improved sales this year. Supermarket in-store bakery sales reached $10.4 billion for the 52-weeks ended December, 2011, a 2.2% increase over the same period last year, according to the Perishables Group. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) recently released this data and other in-store

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Family Express Partners with PeopleMatter

“We expect this year to be our most robust yet in terms of small acquisitions and new store development, and we feel that the PeopleMatter platform will bring about further efficiencies at a most welcome time,” says Family Express president and CEO. Family Express has teamed with PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution provider for

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Family Express Selects Retalix

Retalix to optimize fresh product inventory management and reduce out-of-stocks for Family Express. Valparaiso, Ind.-based convenience store chain Family Express, plans to reduce out-of-stocks, enhance the quality of its center-of-store product and fresh product offerings, and optimize its inventory position with Retalix’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution. “We conducted a detailed search of industry vendors who could

Family Express Launches Oatmeal Breakfast Option

Family Express Corp. of Valparaiso, Ind., is beating McDonald’s to the punch. The c-store chain is rolling out a new breakfast oatmeal offering under its proprietary brand JAVA WAVE by Jan. 1, 2011. The Family Express Oatmeal breakfast chain-wide initiative is a first in the c-store channel, and it is being deployed ahead of McDonald’s

Family Express Debuts New Corporate Headquarters

Valparaiso, Ind.-based Family Express is celebrating the opening of its new corporate headquarters. The 30,0000-square-foot facility not only features offices and a fitness center, but combines its Valparaiso, Ind., and Lafayette Ind., training centers into one  cyber training center, including a fully-merchandised Family Express store, built to scale with equipment and gas pumps. The new

Family Express Adds Mobile App

Customers can download the Family Express mobile applications for Android, Blackberry or iPhone and link their F.E. Perks account to their device. This option allows Family Express customers an easy, quick alternative to grabbing their wallet or digging through their purse. “Offering our customers a digital alternative to a traditional plastic card makes their transaction

Family Express Partners With GasBuddy

Family Express, is devlving into the social and mobile marketing arena through a relationship with GasBuddy Retail Solutions’ OpenStore platform. This innovative program complements the recently launched F.E. PERKS Loyalty program by linking it with GasBuddy databases. Customers who join the free F.E. PERKS program enjoy numerous benefits: in addition to receiving immediate cents off

Family Express To Reward Customers With F.E. Perks

Family Express, which operates stores in northwest and north central Indiana, is taking another step forward in its quest to delight customers by turning their purchases inside the store into savings at the pump. The new “F.E. Perks” program will kick off at all Family Express stores in April and it will be based on

Family Express Achieves Zero Turnover in Half of Stores

Family Express, a northwest and north central Indiana 52-store chain, reached a new milestone by experiencing zero turnover in half of their store locations in 2009.   “Reaching this milestone underscores the wisdom of building our business model around what we call the ‘living brand,’” said Kris Condon, director of human resources for Family Express.

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