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CASEY’S GENERAL STORE Casey’s convenience stores – with more than 1,749 locations in 14 states – focus on selling groceries, prepared foods and fuel. Rural Retail Casey’s General Store has flourished by opening stores in small communities. F Robert J. Myers, Chairman and CEO Ankeny, Iowa 16 or Casey’s General Store, the key to success is not always sales. Instead, the relationships the company forms are most important, Chairman and CEO Robert J. Myers says. “Our business is always about people,” he declares. “That’s our total focus,” he says, noting that this is reflected in Casey’s relationships with customers, employees and the other firms it partners with. “[It translates] into the great performance of the company.” September/October 2013 Based in Ankeny, Iowa, with a presence in 14 states, Casey’s operates convenience stores that sell groceries, prepared food and fuel. The company’s history goes back to 1959, when cofounder Don Lamberti leased a store from his father in Des Moines, Iowa. Nine years later, at the suggestion of his friend and Casey’s co-founder, Kurvin C. Fish, he purchased the Square Deal Oil Co., which operated a service station and three-bay garage in Boone, Iowa. After remodeling the location into a conven-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013

Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013
BLE 2013
Cyber Defense
Looney Tunes
The Biggest Loser
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
LeBlanc’s Food Stores
Clark Appliance
16 Handles
Cycle Gear
Wedge Community Co-op
All-Rite Construction Inc.
Radio Shack
Terraco Inc.
New & Notable
Focus on Convenience Stores
Bagels or Bookcases
Healthy Food
NACS 2013
Casey’s General Store
Monarch Custom Beverages
Craig Distributing
Nouria Energy
Maritime Farms
Speedy Q Markets
Parker Cos.
Orton Oil
The Linn Cos.
Tiger Fuel Co.
Architec Housewares
State Oil Co.
La Vie en Rose
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2013