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Stewart's Shops Corp

Stewart's Shops is an employee and family-owned convenience store chain with 340+ shops located in 31 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont.
While known for fresh and local ice cream and milk, coffee, and gas and other services, Stewart's Shops has been expanding its food service to meet the growing need for easy food options that can be grabbed on the go. Many shops offer pizza and the Stewart's kitchen has been expanded to freshly prepare new items including a variety of Now and Then entrees and green salads, as well as soups, chili, parfaits and more.
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Purpose

Stewart’s Shops began as a family business and is still run by second and third generations of the Dake family. Stewart's Shops is an essential part of each community they serve offering both strong community ties and company support. Stewart’s Shops owns and operates 340+ convenience stores across New York and Vermont, they are known for offering milk, ice cream, coffee, Easy Food, gasoline, and other convenience items. Stewart's Shops produces award-winning milk and ice-cream in their dairy in Greenfield Center. Their manufacturing and distribution plant covers more than five acres of a 50-acre parcel in Greenfield, just outside of Saratoga Springs.... Read more

Vision

Stewart's Shops is a convenience store very much tied to communities it serves with an extensive charitable contributions program, together with the Dake Family, they donate $7.5 million annually to nonprofits. Stewart's Shops is one of the largest employers in New York state and is an employee and family owned business with employees owning over 40% of the company through the ESOP plan. Along with health insurance and paid vacation, ESOP participants are offered paid maternity leave, discounted YMCA gym memberships and daycare, as well as a Make Your Own Scholarship program which provides college scholarships to partners’ dependents.... Read more

Mission

To provide essential goods and services including gasoline, groceries, prepared food, beverages and more to the 31 counties we serve across New York and Vermont. We are very much a people centric organization and strive to always support and serve our communities with a smile.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Stewart’s may appear to be a large company but we are really 340+ small shops and departments with that small business feel. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly for everyone which allows our employees to get to know their customers. In our fast-paced business we encourage our partners to interact openly and efficiently, and to SHARE. We work in a culture where “everybody knows” and this openness gives our partners the control to grow their careers for personal satisfaction as well as corporate success. We provide them with the support they need to serve customers and to build a business.... Read more

Values

Investing in Our Employees
Stewart’s is a privately held company; over 40 percent is owned by our employees which is crucial to our growth and profitability. The Dake family believes in sharing ownership with the people who have helped build our business and feel that their ownership is worth more today because of it. Being privately held allows us to make our own rational, long-term decisions.

Headquarters

Ballston Spa, NY

Employees

5,000 US Employees

Industry

Convenience Stores / Gas Stations

Awards

Top Workplaces Regional Awards

Company Snapshots

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