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Parker’s Kitchen Hires 4 New Team Members

Retailer brings industry professionals on board to support growth and expansion efforts
Photograph courtesy of Parker's

Convenience-store retailer Parker’s Kitchen has hired four new team members to support the company’s growth and expansion across coastal Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.

Doug Crew (pictured above second from left) has been appointed as the new director of facilities maintenance, while Katie Demby (pictured above second from right) is the new food service category manager. Tyler Duckworth (pictured above far right) will now serve as a financial analyst at the company and Chris Everson (pictured above far left) is the senior category manager for cigarettes and other tobacco products, lottery and gaming, prepaid cards, health and beauty aids, propane, consignment and spirits.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these experienced, respected convenience industry professionals to our growing team at Parker’s Kitchen,” said Parker’s Kitchen President Brandon Hofmann. “We’re confident that they will help us achieve our operations, facilities, food service and financial goals for 2024 and beyond.”

In his new role, Crew brings over 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Parker’s Kitchen, Crew served as the senior manager of corporate maintenance at 7-Eleven, where he led teams of more than 60 employees who supported the maintenance division.

Serving as food service category manager, Demby will oversee implementation and organization of new product development ensuring brand standards and safety regulations are met. A food safety-certified administrator, Demby brings nine years of experience in the convenience-store industry to her new role. Demby previously served as the foodservice category manager and assistant brand manager for Circle K.

  • Parker Co.’s is No. 94 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 list of U.S. convenience stores by store count.

As a financial analyst, Duckworth will provide data-driven recommendations that support company strategy and executive decision making. In his new role he will prepare monthly financial reviews with deep-dive analytics, collaborating with department heads to plan annual budgets, performing ROI analytics on capital projects and maintaining in-depth cash flow data. Prior to joining Parker’s Kitchen, Duckworth was a financial analyst at Atlanta's Green Cubes Technology.

An industry professional in category management, Everson most recently served as a senior category manager for Alimentation Couche-Tard in Denver, Colorado, where he was responsible for inside sales. Earlier in his career, Everson worked at tobacco company Reynolds American, where he served as territory manager, lead account manager and senior division manager.

Founded in 1976 as a one-store operation in Midway, Georgia, Parker’s Kitchen boasts more than 65 c-stores and is based in Savannah, Georgia. The company employs more than 1,200 individuals and completes more than 120,000 transactions daily. 

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