Episode 1: Kent Couch

In our first episode, Al and Frank speak with Kent Couch—a cluster balloon pioneer and retailer from Bend, Oregon. Couch’s Stop and Go convenience store offers dozens of varieties of beer, kombucha, and other beverages on tap. Couch embraced growlers early, eventually becoming a founder of the Growler Guys franchise. Growler Guys now operates in...

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Episode 2: Nic Moulis

We’re going international! In this episode, Al and Frank chat with Nic Moulis, director of FuelnGo in Australia. How does Australia’s fuel and convenience retailing industry differ from the United States? We also discuss foodservice, coffee, Gen Z, checkout-free retail, and whether meat pies were invented in Louisiana or Australia.

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Episode 3: Sam Herro

It’s a new decade! Al and Frank reflect on retail’s evolution in a conversation with fuel and c-store expert, Sam Herro. From defunct department stores to the Tesla Cybertruck, we cover a lot of ground.

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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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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 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 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 about the German fuel and c-store industry as well as today’s evolving retail environment.

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