Well-placed Priorities

Francella, Barbara Grondin
May 2007
Convenience Store News;5/7/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p47
Trade Publication
In this article, Paul Rankin, vice president of retail marketing at United Refining Co., discloses his approaches of life and business. Rankin has a different way of seeing his role as the leader of a mid-sized chain of convenience stores. He says that convenience stores require much more management to be successful today. In the past few years, Rankin said, he's become a great believer in the importance of a mission statement, and its power to help the management team realize its vision.


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