Retail Leaders Exchange // 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Upon Arrival
  1. Introduce Yourselves – Name, Company, Role
  2. Pick a timekeeper! Someone set an alarm for 2:25pm. This will be your 5-minute warning. 
  3. Start with Question One.
Additional Guidance
  • If no one offers to start, the person who most recently put fuel in their vehicle will go first! 
  • After question one, the conversation should flow organically. Participants are encouraged to raise their own questions to the group or you can select from the additional questions listed as needed. 
  • This is meant to be an open, organic dialogue. There is no time limit per question or requirement to complete all questions. 
  • At 2:30pm we have a 30-minute coffee/networking break, and the next session is back in the ballroom at 3:00pm. 
Question One
What do you see as the most pressing challenge/opportunity in convenience retailing today? Why and what have you/your chain done to work through it?

Additional Discussion Questions

  • What innovative approaches or strategies have you implemented in your work that others might find valuable?
  • How do you think we can better collaborate or share resources within our industry/community?
  • What are some lessons learned from recent projects or initiatives that you would like to share with others?
  • What barriers or obstacles do you encounter in your work, and how do you overcome them?
  • What ethical considerations or challenges do you think our industry faces, and how can we address them?
  • What are your thoughts on the balance between tradition and innovation in our industry/community?
  • What advice would you give to someone just starting out in convenience retailing?