Channel: Chain Executives

How many uplifting moments can you experience at one conference?
Holding firmly over his head the glass trophy symbolizing his honor as CSP’s 2013 Retail Leader of the Year, John MacDougall exuded the pride of accomplishment both as a motivated human being and as part of the inspired team at Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes.
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The definition of frustration: doing all you can to grow your business but seeing your efforts blunted by forces seemingly out of your control.
In upstate New York, people know John MacDougall. Maybe not by name, but definitely from TV. He’s the guy in the commercials dodging the jet-propelled cartoon pig, or literally turning blue in the face.
Convenience retailer Hank Kim and food-truck owners Anna and Jon Goree were each facing business dilemmas.
It is no secret where my baseball loyalties lie. Born and raised less than 2 miles from the Green Monstah, I bleed Boston red.
With this column, I am ending 25 years of my day-to-day contact with CSP.
It is hard for me to imagine that I have been in the foodservice business for more than 40 years. My first jobs were in restaurants during summers and weekends. These restaurants—true mom-and-pop places—were always operated by the owner and his family.