John Schaninger joined QuickChek in 1978 as an assistant manager, growing through the operation’s ranks from assistant manager to district leader. He was named to his current position in 2004. From 1993 to 1997 he developed and chaired QuickChek’s ongoing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network. In 1998, he was promoted to operations director for Region 1, and then to vice president of operations Region 1 in 2001.
Prior to joining Quick Chek, Schaninger worked in his family’s grocery business, and it was there that he developed his love for people and products. He has one son, Michael. Schaninger attended Albright College. Schaninger’s No. 1 passion outside of retailing is music: listening, writing, playing guitar, and singing. He is also an avid reader.
The QuickChek story began in 1888 when Durling Farms was founded to serve the central New Jersey region. Over the following 75 years, the Durling Farms brand grew to become synonymous with quality milk and dairy products delivered fresh to the customer’s door.
Guided by the principles of Total Customer Dedication, we are committed to delivering what the customer wants. Continuing to define the term “fresh convenience,” QuickChek remains the market leader by providing one-stop shopping, offering value and a wide variety of grocery and market items to meet your needs.
QuickChek’s fresh food and beverage program features custom-made oven-toasted subs, sandwiches, wraps and salads and fresh baked goods from an in-store bakery with excellent customer service provided by locally hired team members. The company prides itself on its fresh-brewed coffee, which consumers voted the best coffee in America in a recent national survey conducted by Technomic.
Privately-held, QuickChek has grown from its very first location in Dunellen, N.J. to operating 143 stores with more than 3,500 team members throughout New Jersey and New York. It was named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year.