Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Jessica Williams

How are retailers navigating COVID-19, and what strategies can help them win in foodservice when this pandemic is over? Al and Frank chat with Jessica Williams, founder and CEO...

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Episode 8: Mike Zahajko

The coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns about cleanliness at convenience stores. In this episode, Mike Zahajko of CAF Outdoor Cleaning shares tips, strategies, and other information that retailers should...

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Episode 7: Ernie Harker

In one of our most energy-filled episodes, we talk to Ernie Harker about how he built the $3 billion Maverik brand. The conversation is full of practical advice for...

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Episode 6: Christian Warning

This episode comes to you from Berlin, Germany. We speak with Christian Warning: founder and managing director of The Retail Marketeers. This is a great discussion for anyone curious...

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Episode 5: Angelle Cloud

Angelle Cloud is a rising star in convenience retailing. She’s a Registered Dietitian and the Director of Foodservice Compliance and Corporate RD at ShopRite—a popular chain of convenience stores...

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Episode 4: Anthony Perrine

Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery has been a staple of Wisconsin’s Kenosha community since 1954. After taking the helm in 2008, Anthony Perrine carefully differentiated and evolved his brand...

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Behind The Mic

Frank Beard

Co-Host

Frank Beard is a speaker, consultant, analyst, and writer in the convenience retailing industry. His “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment raised awareness that yes, you actually can make healthy choices on-the-go. Frank is a popular speaker at events both in the U.S. and internationally, and his industry analysis has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, and more. He resides in Des Moines, IA

Al Hebert

Co-Host

Al Hebert is the Gas Station Gourmet. Part travel, mostly food, the Gas Station Gourmet showcases America’s hidden culinary treasure—gas station cuisine. Al is also a popular speaker at events in the convenience retailing industry, and his monthly NACS Magazine column explores the secrets of successful, independent retailers. Al resides in Abbeville, LA. 

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