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Joe Petrowski

Mercantor Partners/Yesway...

Joe Petrowski is an advisor to BW Gas & Convenience dba Yesway, Des Moines, Iowa, a c-store unit of Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, Beverly, Mass. He is also founder of Mercantor Partners LLC, a private-equity group focused on downstream energy distribution and retail convenience, and former CEO of Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil.

Articles by
Joe Petrowski

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Fuels

Don’t Miss Fuel's Big Inning

Resist raising prices to capture more margin at volume’s expense

Fuels

Opinion: The 40-Year Decline in Major Fuel Brands

The headwinds behind this long-term decline may be irreversible: Petrowski

Despite the buzz around EVs and hybrids, consumer demand lies elsewhere: Petrowski

Despite fewer numbers, there may still be life in the 'wrenches' business

Proven strategies to improve your fuel-to-merchandise ratio

Focus on areas from price to parking to gain more gallons, Petrowski says

What the future holds for fuel demand, supply, margins and more in the year ahead

How increasing fuel diversity can grow retailers’ margin opportunity 

Petrowski presents his math and projections for the rest of the year

4 reasons traditional retailers are well-positioned to join in the 'creative destruction' 

The decision is ultimately about U.S. control over its destiny

Why prices are low, why they will stay low and what could reverse the plunge