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QuickChek Invests in Employee Wellness Strategy

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- QuickChek Corp. is continuing its commitment to take care of its employees with a company-wide wellness program.

"We are committed to being a great place to work, a great place to shop and a great place to invest," said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, whose company refers to its more than 3,500 employees as team members. "And part of that investment is to have a wellness strategy to achieve a healthy workforce."

The Whitehouse Station-based convenience store chain continues to grow, opening 25 new stores and hiring an additional 1,100 people since 2007, while offering its full-time employees affordable health and welfare benefits. These range from medical, dental and vision to life insurance, a 401(k) savings plan, fitness center reimbursement and even pet insurance.

The chain's offerings also include a "Fit for Life" wellness program that provides opportunities for team members to learn about their current health status through metabolic screenings, a health risk assessment and getting an annual physical. In return, qualified team members receive a discount on their medical plan costs.

In addition, the company offers discounts on fruits and salads to encourage healthy eating while at work, which fits in with its "Fresh Convenience" branding. Another benefit thats assist in having a healthy workforce is free flu shots for all team members, according to QuickChek.

As part of the retailer's team approach, these benefits are offered throughout the company. Full-time team members may also be entitled to spousal coverage.

QuickChek has 137 convenience stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York. It has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for four consecutive years and in New York State for 2013.

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