Jon Cox

Jon Cox

Jon Cox

Senior Director of Food & Beverage | GetGo

Jon Cox began his food journey working in a grocery store through high school and college. His varied supermarket experiences brought him to Giant Eagle Inc. five years ago, where he’s spent the past 18 months interrupting the convenience store space by leading all food and beverage efforts for the company’s GetGo business.
2019 is off to a unique start for Jon and GetGo, as the 200-store convenience chain is now joining the GetGo and Ricker’s brands as the company recently completed its acquisition of Ricker Oil Co. For Cox, the new endeavor means one thing—a chance to merge the better of these two great brands to deliver an even better fresh food experience for more consumers.
Cox is excited about the growth the GetGo business has experienced with its fresh food offerings, attributing it to three main drivers:

  • Innovation: Through developments like self-checkout, a mobile application that enables GetGo mobile ordering, and an extremely rewarding fuelperks! loyalty program, GetGo utilizes technology to make the customer experience as frictionless as possible.
  • Differentiation: Operating within an intensely competitive landscape, GetGo aspires to be the food quality leader in its operating markets. Cox and the banner’s dedicated product development chef work tirelessly to bring customer preferences and food trends together to differentiate the menu in a way that’s both unique and delicious.

As the convenience space evolves, Cox suggested that the chain may leverage the resources of its parent company, regional grocer Giant Eagle, to explore an increased presence in ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meal solutions that could establish GetGo as a one-stop-shop for breakfast, lunch and dinner.