Our History


A New England grocery retailer approaches co-founders Jim Rao and Rino Vitolo requesting assistance with managing its “uncontrollable newspaper billing issues.” The Nexxus Group® is born and builds a platform to convert newspaper sales to Scan Based Trading (SBT).


The Nexxus Group® creates partnerships with Food Lion® and Borders Books to handle their respective newspaper categories with a Scan Based Trading (SBT) solution that includes data transfer, consolidated billing and customer service.

2005 – 2008

The Nexxus Group® establishes itself as the premier Scan Based Trading company for newspapers in the United States and launches newspaper programs at Walmart®, Kroger®, Dollar General®, Speedway, and nine other leading chains.


The Nexxus Group® welcomes Wawa, Sunoco, and CST Brands Inc. into the fold as its list of partners continues to grow. Meanwhile Speedway works with Nexxus to add more categories to its SBT program.


The Nexxus Group® adds Sheetz®, H-E-B®, Circle K® and a multitude of other retailers to the newspaper program. Magazines and Ice Cream are added to the growing list of products on the SBT platform. The company also launches several non-SBT programs such as its Outdoor Products solution and Newspaper Kiosk Program.


More than 15 additional retailers partner with The Nexxus Group® including Kroger Convenience, Meijer® and Holiday Station® stores. Wireless Accessories, DVDs, Audio Books, and E-Cigarettes are added to the expanding list of products managed by the Nexxus SBT program.


More than 10,000 retail stores and clients such as Casey’s and Walgreen’s join The Nexxus Group® family. Novelty items, Sunglasses and Seasonal items are added to the growing inventory of products under the Nexxus SBT program.


The Nexxus Group® adds 12 new retailers to its growing list of partners. Successful expansion and testing occurs with 7- Eleven® in three major market areas. Nexxus also signs agreements to handle SBT and invoicing services for two major national suppliers, taking advantage of continued expansion in analytic and reporting technologies offered to vendor partners. Growth in multiple DSD product categories continues across the retailer base throughout the year.


The Nexxus Group® continues its impressive growth within the convenience store industry and expands into the adult beverage industry. A two-tiered launch with 7- Eleven®, the United States’ largest convenience retail chain, is completed in June as Nexxus brings its SBT expertise to more than 7,800 branded 7- Eleven® stores.  In August, Nexxus joins with Fintech – the only company approved for EFT payments to the alcohol industry in all 50 states – in a partnership to bring industry-leading Scan Based Trading solutions and Regulated Data and Payment Services to clients across multiple sectors. Nexxus also adds Certified Oil, Stater Bros.®, Gate Petroleum, Truenorth Energy, LLC and Ultramar of Canada to its roster while continuing to make great headway providing additional client services.


The Nexxus Group® moves to spacious, modern headquarters located in the Cherry Hill Corporate Park in Beverly, MA. The 30,000-square foot building at 85 Sam Fonzo Dr. adjacent to Beverly Airport is conveniently close to nearby shopping malls, local hotels and area restaurants, and just 30 minutes from Boston and Logan International Airport. Xtra Mart (May), 7-Eleven Canada (July) and CEFCO Convenience Stores (October) become Nexxus clients. Additionally, Nexxus expands its SBT program with Casey’s General Store by adding propane at 1,700 locations across the Midwest.


The Nexxus Group® moves its Charlotte, NC office to a 3,500sf showcase space at 10815 Sikes Place, Suite 210. In June, the company debuts its NexxHub™ platform, further enhancing its industry best SBT services for a network of 71,000 retail locations and more than 6,000 distributors and manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Weis Markets, Stewart’s Shops, Kangaroo Express, Mirabito and Berkshire Brothers join the growing roster of Nexxus clients. Dennis Cota joins the Nexxus team as National Accounts Manager in January; Pat McGinley is promoted to Chief Operations Office in March; and Bill Keating comes on board as Chief Financial Officer in November.