CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CSP is proud to announce Robert J. Myers, chairman and recently retired CEO of Casey's General Stores, as the 2016 Retail Leader of the Year. Myers' achievements will be celebrated at the annual CSP/Winsight invitation-only dinner and toast at the Lowes Atlanta Hotel.
Now entering its 14th year, CSP's Retail Leader of the Year dinner and toast honors a convenience-retailing executive for leadership excellence, innovation within the chain and perseverance within his or her company, positively transforming the organization to new and higher levels. Past honorees have included Tony Kenney, president of Speedway LLC; Sam L. Susser, chairman of Susser Petroleum Partners; John MacDougall, president and CEO of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes; Don Zietlow, CEO of Kwik Trip; and Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc.
"Many will know Bob as the veteran leader of one of our industry's best chains," said Mitch Morrison, vice president and retail executive platform director for Winsight. "But what everyone should know about Bob is his humanity, passion for our military vets, his love of community and his adoration of children. Bob is an extraordinary individual and we are truly humbled to honor such a wonderful spirit."
Myers' joined Casey's after retiring from the Army in 1988 and has spent more than 26 years with the company. During his nine-year tenure as CEO, he helped Casey's expand its brand and increase its profit margin. Casey's ranks among the top 10 doughnut retailers in the United States and in 2015, Casey's sold 19 million pizzas and 62 million slices, making them the fifth-largest pizza chain in the county. That same year, Casey's and its stores contributed more than $4.5 million to community and charitable organizations and events.
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, including CSP, Restaurant Business, Foodservice Director and Convenience Store Products; a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters (Restaurant Business Daily and CSP Daily News) and webinars, plus video products, mobile and tablet apps; custom marketing solutions; and the convenience-retailer intelligence tool, CSPedia. The Winsight Events group produces six exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences-Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE Conference, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC and MenuDirections-in addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings. Winsight recently acquired Technomic, Inc., the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry. Winsight is the recognized leader in the markets it serves. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to www.winsightmedia.com.
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