CHICAGO and WALTHAM, Mass. — The coronavirus pandemic has paused normal convenience-store operations and forced retailers to step up in a time of need. But how are c-store executives reacting during this unprecedented time?
This edition of "At Your Convenience" features Eric Slifka and Mark Cosenza, CEO and senior vice president of retail, respectively, of Global Partners LP, as they discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has altered their operations as well as the long-term consumer perceptions of the c-store industry. Listen as Slifka, Cosenza and CSP Editor Brett Dworski discuss how the c-store industry has responded to the pandemic overall, how Global Partners is prepping for the future, the potential positives c-stores may encounter from this experience and much more.
- Click here to read CSP’s ongoing coverage of COVID-19 and its impact on convenience stores.
Waltham, Mass.-based Global Partners operates nearly 300 stores in the United States. The company is No. 26 on the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.
"At Your Convenience" brings industry experts and analysts together with CSP editors to discuss the latest in c-store news and trends. From mergers and acquisitions to foodservice and technology, the podcast delivers the story straight to listeners in short-format episodes, perfect for the morning commute or a quick break at the office.