Volta Oil Awarded Safe Shop Assured™ Certification at Select Rapid Refill and Garrett’s Family Market Locations
The Massachusetts-based convenience retailer has earned the certification for its commitment to essential store safety and cleanliness measures
Plymouth, Massachusetts (June 07, 2021) — The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many retail trends—including expectations of cleanliness and safety. Not only is it essential for retailers to implement the right policies and procedures, but they must communicate effectively to enable consumers to understand that their concerns are taken seriously.
Announced today, Volta Oil has been awarded Safe Shop Assured™ certification at select Rapid Refill and Garrett’s Family Market locations. Implementation of Safe Shop certification will be a phased rollout, starting with four stores which have met and exceeded a 10-point checklist of essential safety measures. Ongoing learnings will be used to inform program expansion into all eighteen store locations.
“With roots dating back to the 1930s, we’ve always been focused on doing right by our communities,” says Peter Garrett, President of Volta Oil. “Many consumer trends come and go in waves, but we’ve also found that some things never change. That’s why we work hard to be a trusted local brand with clean, safe, familiar, and family-friendly stores. We’re proud to earn Safe Shop Assured™ certification and be recognized for our efforts.”
Founded in 1930 by Harold Volta, Volta Oil traces its history back to a single Texaco gas station that eventually grew into a multi-product fuel distribution business with a focus on gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, home heating, and more. After Harold Volta’s retirement in 1976, the company was purchased by Jim Garrett in 1991. After achieving success with the company’s Rapid Refill convenience store brand, Volta Oil decided to create a new brand focused on meeting the needs of today’s on-the-go customers. The Garrett’s Family Market stores feature handcrafted and all-natural organic signature fountain and frozen drinks, craveable fresh hot foods—including calzones, Barnyard Subs and deep dish pizza—as well as baked goods and sandwiches for on-the-go customers at any time, day or night.
Safe Shop Assured™ certification is available to best-in-class retailers who meet high standards for clean, safe shopping experiences. Initial program implementation with Volta Oil will begin at the following locations: Garrett’s Family Market at 435 Palmer Ave, Falmouth MA; Garrett’s Family Market at 1617 Falmouth Road in Centerville, MA; Rapid Refill at 163 Main Dunstable Road in Nashua, NH; and Rapid Refill at 207 Mechanic Street in Bellingham, MA.
“Communication is essential in today’s retail environment,” says Frank Beard, director of Safe Shop. “The challenge for consumers is there has never been an easy way to quickly assess if a retailer provides a safe shopping experience. For retailers, the challenge is that the hard work of keeping stores clean and safe often happens behind the scenes. Our goal with the Safe Shop Assured™ certification program is to bridge that gap. That’s why we’re proud to work with companies like Volta Oil that have a rich history of being community-focused and doing what’s right.”
About Volta Oil:
Garrett’s Family Market and Rapid Refill convenience stores are a part of the Volta Oil family of brands that offer a safe and secure environment for employees and customers alike. We are an essential business that operates 365 days a year to feed and fuel the communities we serve, and we are committed to being a great place to work. More at voltaoil.com.
About Safe Shop
Safe Shop Assured is a certification program available to retailers that meet and maintain essential safety standards. Administered by a multi-generational and diverse board of retailers, suppliers, and industry experts, our goal is to provide customers and employees with additional peace of mind. Safe Shop is a joint venture between Paragon Solutions and WTWH Media. More at safeshopassured.com.