Gerald Lewis

Gerald Lewis is a semi-retired consultant who has served more than 300 convenience-store and oil companies at board level on five continents for over 40 years. He can be reached at 646 215-7741 or by email at

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Company News

7-Eleven’s Speedway Paradox

Or, why the combination of 2 powerhouses should not mean the death of either brand


Becoming a Retail Destination

Or, if you don’t know where you want to go, any road will get you there

Or, the unexpected corollary between the oil industry and the women’s hosiery business

Why short memories and lack of patience will force a quick return to ‘normal’

Why Amazon’s biggest strength has nothing to do with technology

Getting ready for a future where vehicles never have to stop to refuel

The move—a long time coming—could be BP’s way of showing its hand

Looking for opportunities to set leading stores apart from the also-rans

Automation, buying clout and the future of brick-and-mortar stores

After Big Oil’s retail selloff, new c-store image creates a “pseudo brand”

Retail expert says, "How I could have saved Tesco $3 billion" over Fresh & Easy

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