Friday, June 10, 2022

Rutter’s Paying Up Pays Off


In the sixties at the intersection of the War and Civil Rights movement it seems as if “the times they are a changin” right in front of our eyes as Bob Dylan wrote. It would seem today the same can be said as the country seems as divided as it was back in the day.  This time it is inflation the is the undercurrent of discontent bringing everyone together according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  

Paying up in 2022 means paying more for line employees and ever thing else.  Rutter’s is now paying its line employees $17 an hour to start. Note that it is the sixth time it made the move in the past three years. Rutter's team members and field employees will both see the wage increase, with full-time team members earning more than $35,000 per year.

Consider that according to the company, the changes have amounted to a more than 60-percent increase in wages since December 2019.

Suzanne Cramer, Rutter's vice president of human resources, stated, "We have fantastic employees at Rutter's and want to recognize them for their continued dedication to being industry leaders," … "As the summer of 2022 gets going, we're thrilled to increase our wages again for our team members and field employees and want to thank them for their efforts."

So, Rutter's last wage increase came in November 2021 when the retailer set the starting rate at $16 per hour. At the time, employees at Rutter's corporate headquarters in York also received a 10-percent wage hike.

Rutter's operates 81 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia is preparing for summer traffic, will help staff the stores for the busy summer season.

Rutter’s is not alone, as 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes, along with participating independent franchise owners and operators, hosted a National Hiring Event on Tuesday, May 3 across more than 13,000 stores in the United States and Canada. Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven's goal was to hire employees for 60,000 jobs — both entry-level and management positions inside the store as well as support roles.

Pilot Co. also hosted a National Hiring Day event on May 3 with the aim to welcome 10,000 new team members. Part-time and full-time team members receive company perks and benefits, including a fuel discount and free meals.

Royal Farms plans to hire more than 2,000 workers in the next few months to staff new stores opening in the mid-Atlantic. About 1,200 jobs are expected to be in Maryland, with about three quarters of those in the Baltimore metro area, where the retailer is based.

At GPM Investments LLC, the Richmond, Va.-based company is offering a range of incentives and benefits to prospective employees as it seeks to add 5,000 new employees to its ranks. The company is looking to fill open, seasonal and turnover positions at convenience stores located in multiple states, with opportunities including both full-time and part-time roles at all levels.

Don’t miss out on getting enough employees pay-up. Do your food marketing ideations look more like yesterday than tomorrow? Interested in learning how Foodservice Solutions® can edify your retail food brand while creating a platform for consumer convenient meal participationdifferentiation and individualization?  Email us at: or visit us on our social media sites by clicking the following links: Facebook,  LinkedIn, or Twitter

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