Independent retailing darling Sam Odeh, the brains behind the Power Mart brand, is extending his sights beyond his Midwestern roots. Odeh, who has five convenience stores in the Chicago area, will wear not only winter boots but also sandals as his company expands into southern Florida.
When Hess Corp. filed for a tax-free spinoff of its retail business in January, could deal makers ever have imagined that the convenience store brand as they knew it would completely cease to exist in just three short years? The iconic bold green-and-white logo will soon make way for another icon, albeit a Midwestern one: Speedway’s red-and-white logo.
In an effort to create something that is so much more than
your standard convenience store, designers from Paragon Solutions, Fort
Worth, Texas, and retailer Slovacek’s went hog wild when they
developed a new, one-of-a-kind convenience store in West, Texas.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!