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Indie Innovators

Indie Innovators

Modern-Day Hangout

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...

Indie Innovators

Underground Media Retailer

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...

It says something about the uniqueness of Mendez Fuel’s offer that another retailer first wanted to franchise it, then buy its proprietary cold-pressed juices, then partner with it. Owner Michae...

Technology is constantly expanding the potential for delivering convenience. Two newer concepts—Amazon’s cashierless Amazon Go and Tesla’s supersized Supercharger stations—are ...

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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