TITLE

Industry Loses Two Veterans

AUTHOR(S)
Master, Melissa
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;5/9/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the veterans of c-store industry. The c-store industry was saddened recently by the deaths of Wallace Pettit, founder of the Polka Dot Dairy and the Tom Thumb chain of convenience stores, in Hastings, Minnesota, and Ed Bliss, who was director of technology services at Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, a 78-unit convenience store chain in based in Canastota, New York. Born in 1930, Pettit launched the Polka Dot Dairy in 1957 and opened the first Tom Thumb store in 1959. Bliss came to Nice N Easy in 1999 from Glider Oil, operator of Sunrise Food Stores, which had undergone a merger with a number of other companies to form Fastrac Markets
ACCESSION #
16981721

 

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