At this year’s Convenience Retailing University, being held Feb. 4-6 in Dallas, we will pull together as a true community to raise funds to fight Melanoma, which has tragically affected the lives of thousands, including two members of our own industry: Lynn Wallis, president and CEO of Wallis Cos.; and Mark McKinney, senior vice president of operations for Huck’s/Martin & Bayley Inc.
There are new books, ideas, pamphlets, white papers and studies on leadership coming out all the time. Going by the publishing industry, you would think that what it takes to be a good leader changes constantly. But I believe there are core qualities of leadership that transcend all of that.
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!