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Podcast: Chris Smith, President of McLane’s Retail Business, on Why Stretch Opportunities Are Important

Smith is part of Convenience-Store Women’s initiative

In this episode of “At Your Convenience,” Senior Editor Hannah Hammond talks to Chris Smith, president of McLane’s retail business.

Smith shares how he got to the role he’s in today by being placed in a stretch opportunity—one he was put in before he was ready to help him grow in new areas. They also talk about how their Convenience-Store Women’s (CSW) event power team is working on finding ways to reward and retain top performers in the industry.

“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.

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