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Frank Beard
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SHEETZ NAMED 2017 CHAIN OF THE YEAR (NO SURPRISE TO GASBUDDIES!)

SHEETZ NAMED 2017 CHAIN OF THE YEAR (NO SURPRISE TO GASBUDDIES!)

By Frank Beard | July 20, 2017

Congratulations are in order for the team at Sheetz. Convenience Store Decisions recently chose the Altoona, Pennsylvania-based company as its 2017 Chain of the Year, the first two-time winner in the award’s 28-year history. According to the press release:…

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Why Convenience Stores Dominated the Conversation at a Healthy Living Conference

Why Convenience Stores Dominated the Conversation at a Healthy Living Conference

By Frank Beard | June 1, 2017

“Is tonight’s session just about convenience stores?” This was overheard at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Summit on May 11th, and it makes sense. Nearly every speaker at the evening’s general session mentioned something about convenience…

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Convenience Stores and the Partnership For a Healthier America Form An Unlikely Dream Team

Convenience Stores and the Partnership For a Healthier America Form An Unlikely Dream Team

By Frank Beard | May 5, 2017

You may be unfamiliar with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), but you’ve probably encountered their work. In pursuit of their goal to make the country healthier, PHA has brokered commitments with more than 200 companies and organizations—and…

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Why Quality Restrooms are Essential for Business

Why Quality Restrooms are Essential for Business

By Frank Beard | April 25, 2017

Here’s a dirty little secret: bad restrooms are bad for business. Today’s customers expect more than a key attached to a hubcap or a sign informing visitors that restrooms are for “paying customers only.” Nor are they willing to tolerate neglected…

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