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Power 20: Retailers Making a Difference

Retailers leading today's c-store industry
Power 20: Retailers Making a Difference

Sonja Hubbard

“Our industry is all about ideas.”Sonja Hubbard stood on stage at the 2009 NACS Show in Las Vegas and gave a rousing glass-half-full pep talk at the height of the recession. Despite high u...

Power 20: Retailers Making a Difference

Glenn Plumby

Do the math: It’s been the mantra for Speedway for years, and no one lives it more than Glenn Plumby, who became head of operations in 2010 and has been with the company for more than three deca...

Jere Matthews has been called a “clean freak” once or twice in his life. Last year, his hygienic standards paid off. As vice president of operations, he led the Rutter’s team to a ne...

When Jacksons Food Stores Inc. announced in September 2017 its partnership with Chevron USA Inc. to rebrand 60 company-owned stores as ExtraMile convenience stores, it raised industry eyebrows over it...

Convenience retailing is about selling the right stuff. But to be a successful convenience retailer, there’s an even more important kind of “right stuff.” Thomas Nicholas Trkla of Ye...

Maintaining what is arguably the most unique and targeted brands in the industry isn’t an easy job. But Aaron Simpson is going to do it. And do it well.As if someone with the title vice presiden...

When Varish Goyal and the leadership team at AU Energy, Loop Neighborhood Markets’ parent company, decided to design its own brand for a new store concept in 2010, they thought a lot about who t...

There was a time when seeing someone in a crisp chef’s coat at an industry event was an anomaly. “Did they mix up the dates for the NRA Show with the NACS Show?” one might have thoug...

QuikTrip has long done basic c-store foodservice very, very well. But in recent years, it has elevated its offer to include made-to-order, expansive menus encompassing pizza, breakfast bowls and speci...

Last year was a big one for 7-Eleven. Since the 90-year-old retailer completed the country’s first fully autonomous drone delivery in 2016, 7-Eleven has continued its streak of innovation.In the...