Snacks & Candy

GPM Names New Senior Category Manager for Center Store

Odom, previously with 7-Eleven, Sunoco, joins multi-branded retailer
Photograph courtesy of GPM Investments

RICHMOND, Va. — GPM Investments Inc. has added Justin Odom to its team as senior category manager. Odom will oversee all center store categories across all of GPM’s family of community convenience-store brands. Categories include candy, salty snacks, meat snacks and sweet snacks, among others.

In this role, Odom will be responsible for setting category strategy and driving overall sales growth and profitability. Justin will have one associate category manager and one category manager reporting to him.

Prior to joining GPM, Odom spent more than four years as an associate category manager and category manager at Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. where he was responsible for the profitability and growth of assigned categories in more than 3,000 stores in 12 states. Before 7-Eleven, Odom spent nearly two years as a category specialist for Sunoco LP, Dallas.

GPM Investments LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ARKO Corp., a family of community brands, is based in Richmond, Va., and operates or supplies convenience stores in 33 states and Washington, D.C. It has approximately 3,000 locations comprised of approximately 1,400 company-operated stores and 1,650 dealer sites to which it supplies fuel. GPM operates in three segments: retail, which consists of fuel and merchandise sales to retail consumers; wholesale, which supplies fuel to third-party dealers and consignment agents; and GPM Petroleum, which supplies fuel to GPM and its subsidiaries selling fuel, as well as subwholesalers and bulk purchasers.

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