Magazine: CSP Magazine | December 2014

CSP's Convenience Retailer Leader of the Year 2014
CSP Magazine | December 2014Sam L. Susser projects the affability of a young Jimmy Stewart, the dreamer type still rooted in home and family. Yet behind his boyish smile, prescription specs and hope-lit eyes lurks a budgetary whiz kid, a finance master, who built from the foundation of c-store cash flow a rising tower speeding past IPO to MLP and into what could potentially be a national platform.

Industry colleagues, family raise their glasses to a thoughtful and passionate leader: Sam Susser. With economy improving, a record-high percentage of retailers are upbeat about the coming year, according to CSP’s Outlook Survey. A look inside Kwik Trip’s “Field of Dreams” site; retailers search for a beverage boost; vaping manufacturers work to clear the hazy air surrounding a divisive segment; QSR brands growing in c-stores; smoothies, Walmart’s checking options and more!

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