Royal Buying Group (RBG), a marketing association for convenience/gas operators and jobbers that represents almost 6,000 members in all 50 states, has selected Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM ) as its exclusive ATM provider.
Royal Buying Group benefits its members by selecting, negotiating, implementing and tracking the best possible vendor programs on their behalf. As its exclusive ATM provider, Royal Buying Group will be recommending Cardtronics to any Royal Buying Group members implementing a new or updated ATM program. Cardtronics will provide members with exclusive pricing and promotions.
Sharon Porter, RBG's Director of Vendors/Business Development, said, "We have looked at numerous ATM programs that are available to the independent retailer, and feel that Cardtronics offers the best overall program for our members. We are excited to offer this comprehensive program to all Royal Buying Group locations." Michael Zielinski, President/CEO of RBG also stated, "The ATM business continues to evolve, especially in these days of PCI compliance and other regulatory controls, and Royal Buying Group has partnered with the industry leader to provide experience and a stable team to address this important convenience store category. This program will complement our portfolio of financial services programs offered by Royal Buying Group, and provide our members with a long term successful ATM program."
"Cardtronics is excited to be an integral part of RBG's vendor program. Cardtronics has an established track record of serving the convenience/ petro-retail segment and this partnership with RBG is a great opportunity to advance our position as an industry leader for this crucial merchant population," said Tony Muscarello, Cardtronics' SVP of North American Sales. "With its nationwide presence, processing capabilities and robust customer service platform, Cardtronics is ready to provide convenience retailers with a cohesive, single-source solution for their ATM needs as and when they arise."