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Impact 21 CEO, Lesley Saitta - Top 5 Women in Convenience Honoree

We are so pleased to announce that our CEO, Lesley Saitta, has been voted one of the Top Women in Convenience.  Lesley has led and championed many efforts driving this industry forward and is so deserving of this award.  We could not be more proud of her!  Lesley has worked tirelessly over the years to bring new concepts and innovation forward in our channel.  She strives to educate leaders, companies and the industry overall, sharing her passion for learning and advanceme ...
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All Signs Point (Again) to Foodservice

Rob Gallo authors article for Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association Magazine Check Us Out! Spring 2017 Edition. Source: Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association Big name-brand retail stores are closing. Names like The Limited and Sports Authority will soon be forgotten while other stores like American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s, Office Depot and Sears will continue to shrink their footprint. With a massive consumer shift from store to e-commerce sales, big retailers ...
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NACS, Impact 21 Launch Online Advanced Category Management Course

The courses are designed for convenience store professionals; They offer education and certification and will be delivered in partnership with NACS and Learning Evolution. NACS and Impact 21 have launched a new series of advanced category management training tailored to the specific challenges and opportunities of the convenience store industry. Delivered in partnership with Learning Evolution, the new NACS Advanced Category Management online training combines education and certification, o ...
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Impact 21's Rob Gallo Quoted in CSP Magazine article: Mexican Retailers: Ready to Rumble

Rob Gallo offers some insight into Mexican retail expansion's potential in the US

One player in the whole question of Mexico’s retail expansion is Texas itself, Gallo of Impact 21 says. Despite the oil bust, most parts of Texas are economically strong, and it has always been a business-friendly state. “I can tell you that there are operators down [in Mexico] that have plans to operate new-to-industry retail in the Texas market,” Gallo says.

Multiple factors can allow a new player to thrive in the Lone Star state.

“Those who are in Texas recognize the market is strong,” Gallo says. “You can take share based on competitive advantage; some will do it with foodservice, some price value, and others will have more cultural ties and lifestyle appeal.”

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Impact 21 Names Lucia Romanello Crater as Executive Vice President, Sales & Business Development to Lead the Company’s Expansion Plans

Lucia Romanello Crater fills a new role at Impact 21, the leading retail consulting company for the petroleum/convenience, travel center and retail channels. Crater will lead the company’s expansion efforts to serve more retailers, suppliers and technology companies. The company has seen greater demand for its services in retail strategy, acquisition integration, operations, technology, project management and analytics.
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