SPEAKER. WRITER. RETAIL ANALYST. ADVOCATE.
Frank Beard is a speaker, writer, and convenience retailing analyst and advocate.
Through his role as an Analyst/Evangelist for Convenience Store and Retail Trends at GasBuddy, Frank discusses industry trends with the media, takes a leading role in thought-leadership, and contributes to the marketing and success of GasBuddy Business Pages–a SaaS platform relied upon by leading fuel and convenience retailers for digital listings, reputation management, and location-based market intelligence. He also works closely with state and federal emergency management officials to help navigate fuel shortages.
As an industry advocate, Frank has raised significant awareness of convenience retailing’s move towards “fresh and healthy.” His “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment helped combat negative public perceptions and showed that convenience retailing does, in fact, support those who choose to live healthy, active lifestyles. He continues to support this message through work with healthful living organizations at both the national and state level.
Frank is a regular contributor to NACS Magazine, NACS Daily, and is a frequent guest on the Convenience Matters Podcast. His retail analysis and awareness campaigns have been featured in USA Today, the Washington Post, NPR’s All Things Considered, People.com, Men’s Health, Thrillist, and many regional radio shows and news publications. Frank has presented at the NACS Show, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Summit, and numerous regional and corporate events.
Frank resides in Des Moines, IA.
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