Al and Frank’s Guests

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 of Food Forward Thinking, LLC. She takes us through menu creation, foodservice failure modes, how to scale unique recipes, and more.

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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 know. Listen direct on our website, or download on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play.

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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 companies of any size, and we even get into personal branding and why Ernie is not a fan of social media. Note: this episode was recorded…

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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 ShopRiteā€”a popular chain of convenience stores in Louisiana. When we decided to launch this podcast, Angelle was one of the first guests we wanted to interview.

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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 while retaining a community focus. This episode is full of practical advice, but we also discuss edgy topics. Put on the headphones if you’re at the…

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