This year has been incredible here at Rutter’s! We opened three new stores in Annville, Duncansville, and St Thomas, PA. This gave us the opportunity to serve many new customers in regions we have never been before! We also remodeled over 10 stores and are currently selling beer in over 16 locations! This year, we also added EV Charging Stations to our stores in Mountville and New Cumberland. Thank you to our customers for supporting our business and for helping us feel welcome in the new areas we have moved to this year!
2018 brings many exciting new adventures, including new stores, new menu items, and a new corporate office building, which allows us to grow our team to better serve you, our customers. We are also looking forward to more remodels, Beer Caves, and Wine Racks at more of our stores. Have a safe and Happy New Year!
To continue Rutter’s record charitable giving efforts, we donated $60,000 of their Pre-K EITC funding to 3 different organizations in the Duncansville, Pennsylvania area! Each of the donations will be used to provide scholarship funding for children.
The following organizations received checks during Rutter’s Grand Opening of their Duncansville store:
- Penn-Mont Academy received a $25,000 donation. Penn-Mont Academy caters their children’s learning experience to each individual child’s periods of interest.
- Second Century Scholarship Fund also received a $25,000 donation. The Second-Century Scholarship Fund is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and uses donations to assist students attending Catholic Schools in Blair County.
- Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation received a donation of $10,000. The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation uses donations to have over 60 scholarships available to students.
“At Rutter’s, we strive to give back to the local community in as many ways as we can. We are excited to provide scholarship support to children through donations to three well-deserving organizations in a new market that has welcomed us into their community,” said Derek Gaskins, Chief Customer Officer.
We hosted our Grand Opening event of our newest store in Duncansville, PA on Thursday, July 20th! After the ribbon cutting ceremony, we donated over $63,000 to seven different charitable organizations in the Duncansville/Altoona Area!
The following organizations received a donation at the Grand Opening:
- Penn-Mont Academy: $25,000
- Second Century Scholarship Fund: $25,000
- Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation: $10,000
- Allegheny Township Police Department: $1,000
- Allegheny Township Volunteer Fire Department: $1,000
- Duncansville Borough Police Department: $700
- Music 4-R Vets: $500
This is our first location in Blair County and our 68th store! Attendees at the Duncansville Grand Opening included PA House Representative Judy Ward, PA House Representative John McGinnis, District Director Jim Frank representing Congressman Bill Shuster’s Office, Economic Development Director Michele Ivory representing Senator John Eichelberger Jr’s Office, Blair County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Joe Hurd, Blair County Officials, Allegheny Township Officials, and county music star Ricky Lee.
“We are grateful for the support we received at our grand opening event in Duncansville. The Altoona community has warmly welcomed us, and we are delighted to support so many worthy organizations with strong charitable giving,” said Derek Gaskins, Chief Customer Officer.
Today, we opened our 1st store in Blair county and our 68th store location! The new Rutter’s is located at 935 Plank Road in Duncansville, a suburb of Altoona, PA.
The Duncansville Rutter’s is 7,850 square feet and has 16 auto fueling stations and 5 dedicated high-speed truck diesel bays. The new Rutter’s will employ 50 team members and operate 24 hours a day, all year long. The store features an award-winning food and beverage menu, a dining area with room to seat 30 guests, free Wi-Fi, and world class convenience. The new store also has an application in for a beer license, and hopes to soon open the world-famous Rutter’s “29-degree Beer Cave” with an extensive selection of domestic, premium, craft, and import brands.
“We are excited to open another location in a new county, and market area. Customers have requested we expand into the Altoona area for years, and we are glad we can continue to make it happen with another new store opening” said Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer.
There will be a Grand Opening event on Thursday, July 20th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Delicious food samples, promotional giveaways, and much more will be available for attendees.