June 20, 2011

PeopleMatter Announces Partnership with Family Express

PeopleMatter Release

CHARLESTON, SC and VALPARAISO, IN – JUNE 20, 2011PeopleMatter, the only comprehensive talent management solution provider for the service industry, and Family Express(r), an Indiana-based innovator in C-Store retailing, today announced a strategic partnership. Using the PeopleMatter Platform, more than 500 Family Express team members will transition holistically from paper to online HR processes, including employee hiring, eLearning and engagement.

Family Express drives innovation in its stores, leading other C-Store companies to adopt its initiatives. The company recently rolled out a mobile app for customers to see the location of local gas stations and their prices, as well as easily apply their gas buddy discount. For state-of-the art training, the corporate headquarters houses a fully functioning store, completely stocked with products, fuel pumps and an operational bathroom. The mock Family Express facility was recently used to shoot training videos that will be rolled out through PeopleMatter LEARN™.

"Since we began in 1975, we have embraced automated systems and processes to meet the needs of our customers," stated Kris Condon, Family Express director of HR. "PeopleMatter technology extends this automation to our employees. It simply made sense to partner with the talent management leader in the service industry."

Family Express is currently embarking on an ambitious growth plan. "We expect this year to be our most robust yet in terms of small acquisitions and new store development. We feel that the PeopleMatter Platform will bring about further efficiencies at a most welcome time," said Gus Olympidis, Family Express president and chief executive officer.

Easily customizable, LEARN provides Family Express a social, online training portal that will consistently deploy its in-house produced videos for development, training and testing. Employees can view the training components anytime, anywhere over the Web, while HR administrators can use the dashboard to monitor individual progress and comprehension.

In addition to the LEARN module, Family Express hiring and employee engagement will elevate to the next level of service with PeopleMatter HIRE™ and PeopleMatter ENGAGE™. HIRE allows HR and management to quickly and easily hire the best applicants with an online applicant tracking system, hiring assessments, background checks, tax credit processing and onboarding components. ENGAGE helps develop a knowledgeable, passionate team that feels appreciated and can share a job well done with tools that streamline communication, performance and rewards.

"We specifically designed the PeopleMatter Platform to empower today's service-focused workforce with automated best practices to make their jobs easier," said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter president and chief executive officer. "Trend-setters, like Family Express, can leverage our suite of Hire-to-Retire tools to take their team members to the next level as they focus on providing the best service to their customers."

**About Family Express
**Family Express operates stores throughout Northwest and North Central Indiana. The company's unique logistics model consolidates 25 traditional DSD weekly deliveries into a single daily delivery thereby achieving transportation efficiencies and unsurpassed freshness for perishables. Family Express strives to deliver an outstanding customer experience through its "living brand" philosophy – a commitment to customers, with an obsession on friendly and courteous service. Family Express is also known for its attractive and upscale colonial architecture, its high-performance fuels and its propriety brands, including JAVA WAVE gourmet coffees, Buzzed Energy Drinks, Squeeze Freeze frozen carbonated drinks, private label natural spring water, milk products, and ice. Its Cravin's Market brand includes a line of fresh sandwiches and bakery products such as its signature square donuts that are prepared and delivered daily from the company's central distribution facility. www.familyexpress.com

**About PeopleMatter
**PeopleMatter provides the only comprehensive talent management solution for the service industry. We help employers identify, develop and engage dependable talent to provide exemplary customer service. PeopleMatter's platform of HR tools handles hiring, scheduling, learning, recognition and performance management. Our integrated technology manages the process, so employers can focus on the talent. PeopleMatter. The name says it all. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and on the Web at www.peoplematter.com.