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Spinx Hires New Director of Marketing and Advertising

Greenville, SC | August 31, 2017 – The Spinx Company, an operator of nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, recently announced that is has hired Beth Thomason as its Director of Marketing and Advertising. In this role, Thomason will oversee all branding, advertising, public relations and special events for the state’s largest privately-held retailer. “Beth is the perfect fit to lead our marketing and advertising efforts because of her extensive professional experience and her familiarity with Spinx. Being a Greenville native who grew up with and understands the Spinx brand and our local origins, Beth has a great perspective on our brand.” said Stan Storti, president of Spinx. “We are excited to welcome her to the Spinx team and I know she will do a great job of continuing the progress already made in taking our brand to the next level.”

Thomason’s career spans more than 20 years, and she most recently operated Thomason PR, an independent public relations and marketing firm providing strategic consulting services to local companies and non-profit organizations. Thomason earned the accredited public relations professional (APR) designation in 2002, and she serves on the board of the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA). She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Thomason resides in Greenville with her husband and two sons.

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About The Spinx Company:
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with more than 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.

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SPINX recognized as “Top 100” Convenience Stores in U.S.

Greenville, SC | August 24, 2017 – The Spinx Company, an operator of nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, received national recognition as one of the largest U.S. convenience stores in the July issue of Convenience Store Magazine. Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., Spinx operates stores in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Columbia and Charleston, and continues to grow through the addition of new locations. Steve Spinks, CEO of Spinx states, “We are honored to be on Convenience Store Magazine’s annual Top 100 list again this year and I consider it an affirmation of our ongoing growth strategy. We are committed to growing the number of Spinx stores to meet the needs of on-the-go consumers in our markets.”

Stan Storti, president of Spinx, adds, “While this list may be based on store count, our focus has always been, and will continue to be, on the quality of our customers’ experience. Our customers love the Spinx brand, and we want to give them more of what they love by growing to serve more of our Carolina neighbors.” Currently, there are more than 155,000 convenience stores in the U.S., and the number of stores has grown exponentially over the past five years. Spinx has added 23 stores since 2012, and has plans to steadily add stores in locations that will serve travelers and commuters looking for fresh, on-the-go food and beverage selections in a safe, clean and friendly environment.

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About The Spinx Company:
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with more than 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.

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SPINX Charity Classic Raises over $185,000.00 for local Beneficiaries

Greenville, S.C. – June 27th, 2017– On Wednesday May 10th, Spinx held its 17th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament.  The Tournament raised a total of $185,809.18, which will be distributed to five local charities whose work aligns with Spinx’s Charitable Mission: “Spinx & Kids: Mind, Body & Spirit. Growing healthy kids where we live, work and play!”  The 2017 beneficiaries include the American Red Cross of the Upstate, American Red Cross of the Lowcountry, Safe Harbor, Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas, and Harvest Hope Food Bank. These generous donations will allow the charities to better serve their communities. “Spinx continuously demonstrates its commitment to the communities in which it operates and corporate giving is an important way to help support and grow the community,” said Stewart Spinks. “We would like to thank our sponsors and vendors for their continued support in helping to make this event successful.”

Representatives from the beneficiaries came together at the Spinx HQ for a picture and check presentation early last week as seen below.

ABOUT SPINX
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, SC, Spinx aims to always be the friendly company that makes people’s lives easier. Driven by a passion for fulfilling people’s everyday needs, Spinx provides quality fresh food and products in a clean, safe and convenient environment. As an employee owned company, Spinx always strives to operate in a respectful manner that balances profit, community involvement and environmental awareness, all while valuing on-the-go customers, partners, and team members. Spinx operates 79 convenience retail stores in South Carolina and is the largest privately held retailer headquartered in the state.

For more information visit, www.myspinx.com

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FAVOR Greenville receives Generous Gift from Shell Oil

GREENVILLE, SC | April 20, 2017- FAVOR Greenville is pleased to announce a generous donation from Shell Oil Company. This gift was made possible because of the relationship Stewart and Martha Spinks and The Spinx Co. have with Shell. Thanks to their generosity, FAVOR Greenville will be able to continue to provide the life-saving, transformational work that has impacted over 11,000 participants. “The Spinks family has been a cornerstone of the FAVOR program from the very beginning. Stewart and Martha have been unwavering in their support of individuals and families in need of support as they cope with addiction,” said Rich Jones, Executive Director of FAVOR. Stewart Spinks was employed by Shell after graduating from college. Shell then moved Stewart to Greenville where he later began The Spinx Co. Giving back to the Greenville community has always been a priority to Stewart Spinks and his family. “As a local company that was born and raised here, we feel it is important to support our community,” said Stewart Spinks, Chairman of The Spinx Co.

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Photo (left to right): Stewart Spinks, Chairman, The Spinx Company Inc.; Richard L. “Rich” Jones, Executive Director
FAVOR Greenville; Jacob Hubbard, Territory Manager, Motiva Enterprise LLC.

ABOUT FAVOR:
FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) Greenville provides an innovate response to the suffering caused by addiction for over 3,000 new individuals in the Upstate every year: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering youth, and Healing families.

ABOUT SPINX
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, SC, Spinx aims to always be the friendly company that makes people’s lives easier. Driven by a passion for fulfilling people’s everyday needs, Spinx provides quality fresh food and products in a clean, safe and convenient environment. As an employee owned company, Spinx always strives to operate in a respectful manner that balances profit, community involvement and environmental awareness, all while valuing on-the-go customers, partners, and team members. Spinx operates 81 convenience retail stores in South Carolina and is the largest privately held retailer headquartered in the state.

For more information visit, www.myspinx.com

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SPINX Stores Raises over $160,000.00 for March of Dimes

Greenville, S.C. – Apr. 6th, 2017– Spinx stores collectively raised $164,448 for March of Dimes during
the month of March. The money raised helps area moms have healthier pregnancies, assist families with
newborns in the Intensive Care Units, as well as help fund research to fight birth defects and premature
birth. This year’s donations also showed over a 6.5% increase in overall customer participation.
Each of the 82 Spinx convenience stores contributed to the total donation amount by encouraging
customers to donate to March of Dimes while making their purchases at the counter. The 1st place store
located on Marue Drive in Greenville raised $11,000 with over 27% of their customers donating to the
cause. This store not only contributed the largest dollar amount, but they also raised the most money
company wide. As an internal ‘thank you’, Stan Storti, Spinx President and Steve Spinks, Spinx CEO
will work for a day at the Greenville store.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the hard work that our entire Spinx team put toward raising over $160,000
this year for March of Dimes through this campaign.” said Stan Storti. “We look forward to continuing
to support this effort and I am excited to work on the front line at our highest donating store.”
The 2ndlargest donation came from the Fairview Rd. store in Simpsonville raising over $6,000 and
14.48% of their customers participating.

“As a local company that was born and raised here in Greenville, we feel it is very important to support
our community. By donating to the March of Dimes we hope that our contribution will help those that
need it the most.” said Steve Spinks.

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ABOUT SPINX
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, SC, Spinx aims to always be the friendly company that makes people’s
lives easier. Driven by a passion for fulfilling people’s everyday needs, Spinx provides quality fresh
food and products in a clean, safe and convenient environment. As an employee owned company, Spinx
always strives to operate in a respectful manner that balances profit, community involvement and
environmental awareness, all while valuing on-the-go customers, partners, and team members. Spinx
operates 82 convenience retail stores in South Carolina and is the largest privately held retailer
headquartered in the state.

For more information visit, www.myspinx.com