WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Frank ‘gets it’ when looking at opportunities for convenience stores to enhance their offers. He goes beyond sharing examples of what he has sees and experiences and shares how retailers can find simple ways to test new ideas — all while understanding the retail perspective.”
VP, Strategic Industry Initiatives – National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
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My name is Frank Beard, and I am:
- An advocate for healthful living. Having previously lost 80 pounds and transitioned to a lifestyle as an endurance athlete, I’m passionate about the transformative, life-changing benefits of healthy living.
- The guy who ate gas station food for 30 days to prove eating out can be healthy. Having become healthier, I became tuned-in to the discussion about what it means to live a healthy life–and I noticed something: eating out is frequently treated as part of the problem. But that’s not true. Healthy choices can be made anywhere. To prove this, I ate gas station food for one month and documented the journey. This story has been covered by Men’s Health, People.com, Thrillist, and many local news stations. I’ve also written about it in NACS Magazine.
- An Analyst/Evangelist for Convenience Store and Retail Trends at GasBuddy. I’ve visited more than 1,000 convenience stores in 24 states, and I help promote the positive trends happening within the convenience store industry for GasBuddy–the app that many millions use to find cheap gas and review stores. The story of how I arrived in this fantastic role is more interesting than you might think.
- A speaker. I recently presented at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s 2017 Building a Healthier Future Summit, and I speak frequently within the convenience store industry. Examples include the 2016 NACS Show, the 2017 Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention, and for leading companies like Core-Mark and Harbor Wholesale Foods.
- The “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment
- Why “healthy” is good for business
- Examples of how to sell healthy food in convenience stores–based upon my travels to more than 1,000 stores in 24 states
- Selling fruit and vegetables in c-stores: what works, what doesn’t work, and what we can do to improve
- How to make healthy choices at gas stations, fast-food, and restaurants
- Achieving sustainable weight-loss
- Learning to love exercise and fitness
- A writer. I’ve written feature articles for NACS Magazine and currently produce a column for NACS Daily. I also participate regularly on Quora.com.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Frank Beard’s “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment and Instagram account have raised a lot of awareness to the fact that most, if not all, convenience stores have quite a few healthy options. The old stereotype of c-stores offering only hot dogs and candy bars is outdated. Convenience stores understand that people’s needs are changing when it comes to how they eat, and they have responded by bringing in more of the items that health conscious people are looking for.”
Owned Brands Category Manager, Kum & Go
“Frank brings a unique perspective to the industry, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Great speaker!”
Category Manager, Hy-Vee
“Frank Beard was terrific…Beard’s story should have been heard by more retailers examining healthy offerings.”
Anonymous audience feedback
2016 NACS Show