INDIANAPOLIS – Ricker’s announced a new partnership with Nissan to help bring the auto manufacturers “No Charge to Charge” program to Indianapolis, providing two years of no-cost, public charging to Indianapolis-area Nissan LEAF buyers. The Indianapolis-based convenience store operator will install fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at nine Ricker fueling stations across Central Indiana, the largest city-wide deployment of EV chargers at a chain of fueling stations in the U.S.
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Founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker- along with Erin Albert and Peter Dunn- comments on the Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs List and other timely topics on INsiders with Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.
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Reporter Andrea Muirragui Davis of the Indianapolis Business Journal noted the upscale direction in which Ricker’s brand is headed in her article, “Convenience chain going upscale as it plots new stores.” The article discusses Ricker’s new locations in Hamilton County and its features that help the company break the convenience store mold including made-to-order burritos, self-serve frozen yogurt and premium brewed-by-the-cup coffee.
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Jay Ricker, chairman and founder of Ricker Oil Co. was elected chairman of the Fuels Institute. The election took place November 20 during the Fuels Institute’s Annual Meeting and Fuels Summit in Newport Beach, CA. Andy Viens, president of global marketing for Phillips 66 Co. (Houston, TX), was elected treasurer and Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger was re-elected secretary.
The Fuels Institute, founded by NACS in 2013, is a non-profit research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating market issues related to vehicles and the fuels that power them. Since its founding in early 2013, it has commissioned and published feasibility studies related to several alternative fuels and examined the vehicle market and consumers perceptions of key fuels and vehicle types.
Ricker succeeds Bill Douglass, managing partner of Douglass Distributing Co. (Sherman, TX), who served as the Institute’s first chairman during its inaugural and formative first 21 months. Douglass will continue to serve on the Institute’s 11-member board of directors.
You can read the full article via NACSonline.com here.
Founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker- along with other Indianapolis business leaders and entrepreneurs- comments on the state of the Indiana economy and other timely topics on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.
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Ricker Oil Co. has reached an agreement with wholesale distributor Eby-Brown Co. LLC for a multi-year contract renewal. Under the agreement, Eby-Brown will continue to provide service to all of Ricker’s 50 convenience stores in Indiana.
“We have found a great partner in Eby-Brown because of their commitment to growing business through their unique foodservice offerings and value add programs, like the SmartProcess. We look forward to our continued relationship,” said Quinn Ricker, president and CEO of Ricker’s.
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In it’s continued effort to provide the best fueling experience possible for customers, Ricker’s is installing state-of-the-art pumps, equipped with inOvationTV, to its new central Indiana locations. The cutting-edge system will keep Ricker’s customers informed of the latest Ricker Pop and Ricker’s Rewards offers while they fill up.
Ricker’s President and CEO, Quinn Ricker said of the advanced system, “With the inOvationTV media program, we know that our customers are receiving an enhanced fueling experience and positive brand message every time they visit.”
You can read a full report of this latest upgrade to Ricker’s locations in central Indiana via CSPnet.com here.
56,000 Hoosiers have already enrolled in the Ricker’s Rewards program and more are signing up each day. Reporter Traci Moyer noted the program’s beneficial impact on the wallets of local residents in today’s Herald Bulletin. Her article, “Pinching pennies at the pump,” notes that Ricker’s Rewards customers have saved more then $2 million dollars at the pump to date. With summer around the corner, each dime can make a big difference.
Read the full article and join the thousands who are already saving with Ricker’s Rewards by enrolling in the program online.
Indianapolis, IN – Ricker’s Convenience Stores is “pumped” about launching its second installment of television ads during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, airing Thursday, Feb. 6 through Feb. 23 on WTHR Channel 13, the local Indianapolis affiliate. The first Ricker’s TV campaign premiered during the London 2012 Summer Olympics on WTHR and established the Ricker’s brand and the memorable “Get Pumped!” character and slogan.
Indianapolis, IN – Beginning first quarter of 2014 and reprising fourth quarter of 2014, Ricker’s Convenience Stores will provide its locally roasted gourmet coffee to morning radio hosts Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold and the rest of the gang as The Official Coffee of “The Bob & Tom Show.”