Convenience Store News

JUL 2015

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WWW.CSNEWS.COM | JULY 2015 | Convenience Store News 67 Top Women in Convenience gigi colosiMo General Manager/ Owner-Operator, On The Go • Colosimo has been in the convenience store business for more than 30 years. • She rebranded her Exxon station as "On The Go" with matching graphics that also included an upgraded coffee bar. • Colosimo has turned her eye toward category management. She went category by category, and made sure her product mix was superior to her competitors and that she was priced aggres- sively to gain volume. Melissa lacour Owner, Black Bear Convenience Store • She was a truck driver for many years, as well as a clerk for NAPA Auto Parts before she and her husband bought a sporting goods store. After her husband had a heart attack, they purchased a convenience store/gas station, which she operates herself. • A self-taught entrepreneur with only a sixth-grade formal edu- cation, Lacour has increased revenue for the Black Bear Convenience Store, while also inspiring the entire community with her dedication to commu- nity service. kiM williaMs Senior Category Advisory Manager, The Coca-Cola Co. • Williams leads the national account team for Coca-Cola's second-largest U.S. conve- nience store customer. She collaborates with the shopper insights team and applies her learnings to identify customer and sales growth opportunities. • She helped Coca-Cola earn the honor of "most valuable supplier" for the large c-store retailer's West Region for the past two years. • Prior to joining Coca-Cola, the Emory University MBA graduate was a three-time President's Award recipient at Abbott Laboratories. SINGLE-STORE OWNERS We congratulate our own JENNY BULLARD as one of this year's Convenience Store News 2015 Top Women in Convenience Congratulations to all the winners! Each and every one of you can be proud of your inspiring achievements. We are honored to have Jenny recognized for her: • Commitment to Excellence • Great Leadership • Insight • Innovation • Enthusiasm • Advocacy

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