Learn directly from industry subject matter experts how they manage challenges facing c-stores
Location: Salon A
Hiring, training and retention can be the biggest weaknesses—and expenses—of a retail brand. But done right, it can also be its biggest tool for profitability and operational success. This session will tackle both regulatory labor issues such as minimum wage and overtime as well as innovative solutions to reduce employee turnover, attract the best team members and even enhance community relations.
VP of Creative & Brand Experience
Associate Editor, Foodservice Content Group
Head of Retail Executive Platform
President of Operations
Family Express Corp.
Wayne Oil Co., Inc.
|Moderator:||Alaina Lancaster, Associate Editor, Foodservice Content Group, Winsight Media , Mitch Morrison, Head of Retail Executive Platform, Winsight Media|
Presented by: Convenience Valet
Location: Salon E
Outlook’s Next Gen Leaders Forum is a rare opportunity for next generation leaders to interact and learn from some of convenience industry’s most respected and veteran business-leaders. The Forum is split into two segments to maximize participant interaction with a selection of industry icons who have made a difference in their organization and in the industry. Following icon presentations in Part 1, participants identify which industry leader they wish to spend an hour with in roundtable discussion the following day. The individual small group discussions with icon will allow inquiring minds to candidly talk about issues, ask specific questions, and make a direct person-to-person connection with leaders of the convenience store community.
Chairman of the Board
Casey’s General Stores Inc.
The Spinx Company, Inc.
President & CEO
President - Operations
MalikYousif Sons Petroleum, Inc.
|Moderator:||Ieva Grimm, President, SYNERGE|
The fuel business is encountering a storm of disruptive forces, from an emerging on-demand, mobile retail model to an alternative-fuel revolution. With other experts from both the traditional and unconventional fueling industries, Norman Turiano will discuss the potential and timeline for disruption, and how retailers can prepare for the inevitable change.
Senior Associate, Electricity Practices
Rocky Mountain Institute
Principal Analyst - North America Powertrain Forecasts
Senior Editor, Retail Content Group
Principal | Former Fuel Operations Manager
Turiano Strategic Consulting | Wawa
|Moderator:||Samantha Oller, Senior Editor, Retail Content Group, Winsight Media|
Research shows advancing women to leadership roles is not just the right thing to do, it’s competitively advantageous. But societal expectations, corporate culture and women’s individual choices combine to hold women back in ways that may sometimes feel insurmountable. In this panel discussion, industry leaders discuss the career hurdles women encounter and the steps women, managers and organizations can take to support women’s leadership and create a better workplace for all.
President & CEO
Network of Executive Women
Vice President, Customer Services
Altria Group Distribution Company
Chief Executive Officer
E-Z Mart Stores, Inc.
Vice President, Global Diversity
|Moderator:||Sarah L. Alter, President & CEO, Network of Executive Women|