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 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 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 10: Al Hebert and Frank Beard

Thank you for being with us for the past nine episodes. To celebrate our tenth, we did something different. This is an honest and off the cuff conversation between the two of us. You’ll hear about psychic gas station goats, how Frank grew up with a speech impediment, the FULL story of the “30 Days...

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Episode 11: Brandon Lawrence

We’re back! Our next batch of ten episodes focuses on the importance of differentiation, and we kick it off by speaking to fuels consultant and data scientist, Brandon Lawrence. Learn why COVID-19 was a “dress rehearsal,” how fuel demand will face structural challenges, and why Brandon is a fan of Buc-ee’s, Casey’s, and a single-store...

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Episode 12: Mark Truman

Did you know there’s a gas station serving 81 flavors of slushies—and a variety of delicious nitro ice cream—from inside its convenience store? In this episode, EdgePetrol’s Mark Truman joins us from London and provides the inside scoop on what’s new and exciting in convenience retail across the pond. You won’t want to miss it.

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