Talks from the Top

Scott Hartman

President & CEO

Rutter's Farm Stores

Session Description

Talks From The Top

Talks from the Top is an exclusive 1:1 virtual conversation with a thought-leading convenience retailer executive. The program is hosted by CSP’s Vice President of Retailer Relations, Mitch Morrison.



Scott is President/CEO of Rutter’s Holdings, operating 78 Rutter’s convenience stores; Rutter’s Dairy, selling products in five states; and M&G Realty. Rutter’s is the oldest vertically integrated food company in the U.S. dating back 11 generations, 273 years to 1747. Rutter’s convenience stores celebrated 50 years in convenience in 2018.

Scott started in the family business at the age of 12 working summers. He received his Accounting Degree from George Washington University and MBA from Duke University. He was employed by Price Waterhouse as Senior Manager in Consulting from 1983-1990 and is a CPA.

Scott is past Chairman of National Association of Convenience Stores, Petroleum Convenience Association for Technology Standards, the Pennsylvania Convenience Store Council and Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association. Scott has served on Advisory Boards to companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and First Data. He has served on many local charity Boards including York Memorial Hospital, The American Red Cross and Easter Seals. Scott has also been a guest lecturer at Boston University and national & international presenter at numerous food industry conferences.

Scott has been inducted into the Convenience Store Hall of Fame, Food Industry Hall of Fame, Convenience Store Technology Hall of Fame and Candy Hall of Fame. In 2019, he was also recognized by Convenience Store News as “One of the 50 Most Influential People in C-Store History”. In 2015, Scott was awarded the AJC National Human Relations Award.

Scott resides in York, Pennsylvania with his wife, Cathy, and has two adult children, Sara who teaches public school in Brooklyn, NY and Christopher, who is Director of Fuels and Forecourt at Rutter’s.
Scott loves playing golf and has played 116 of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World. He and his son, Chris, have played 81 of the top 100 courses together.