Indie Innovators

Indie Innovators

The Disruptor

Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola were mere college students at Drexel University in Philadelphia when they noticed the flaws in everyday c-stores.“[The stores] left a lot to be desired,” Il...

Indie Innovators

Next-Generation Retailer

Each generation attempts to improve upon the accomplishments of those that preceded it. For Kelli Jackson, this meant taking the corner store that her father ran for 25 years and evolving it to meet t...

While studying business at the University of Chicago, Mike LaVitola noticed a surge in ondemand delivery services for restaurants, but none for the products he needed daily. So he put his investment b...

New Stand was born during David Carson’s morning commute on the New York City subway. He was working for a digital media company and wanted a change; simultaneously, he noticed the shops beside ...

Moroccan-spiced goat burgers with a roasted tomato and olive tapenade is not something you’d see at the typical country gas station, but then Saxapahaw General Store never claimed to be one.&ldq...

Founder and CEO Mike Fogarty describes Choice Market as a hybrid fast-casual restaurant/natural grocery/c-store. And that’s why Choice is the perfect name for the concept.“It has a double ...

Is 1-800-Lucky a c-store, a record store or a food hall? The answer is all of the above and none of the above.Co-founder Sven Vogtland refers to the 10,000-square-foot concept, in the Wynwood neighbor...

In today’s market, some retailers are becoming synonymous with disruption: Amazon, Tesla, Uber and more. For the convenience-store industry, the most immediate and promising change is coming fro...

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