Heinz Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores Inc.

Tom Heinz is President of Heinz, Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, Inc. Tom’s thirty-seven year business career has been in different segments of the petroleum industry. Tom’s primary business and day job began 31 years ago as co-founder/owner of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops www.coffeecupfuelstops.com. Tom received the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Science in Human Resources, and Master of Business Administration from Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. Presently, Tom serves on the University of South Dakota Foundation Board of Directors, Vermillion, South Dakota, NATSO Foundation Board of Directors, Alexandria, VA, Dakota Hospital Board of Directors, Vermillion, SD., and is a member of David Nelson Petroleum Marketers 300 Study Group.

Items contributed by Heinz Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores Inc.

  • Fuel the Industry’s Image with your Good Works

    Sir Winston Churchill often said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” During The NATSO Show, Cinnabon CEO Kat Cole suggested that when evaluating charities to support, we ask, ‘Are they small enough to do, but large enough to make a difference?’

  • Embrace and Fully Utilize New Technology

    As a nation, we’ve always embraced the latest technology.

  • Navigating the Norms

    Being a successful business owner typically means operating within a certain set of norms. That certainly seems easy enough, but the challenge is that norms and the trends they are linked with can be ambiguous.

  • The Significance of Leadership At Your Truckstop

    Leadership is the most important aspect in every facet of our lives—both individually and within our families, our businesses, our communities, our government and our society. Without effective leadership, we cannot grow!

  • Catering to Hispanic Consumers

    Marketing 101 tells us the most important thing is to know your customer! As operators, it is crucial that we understand our customers. Importantly, many in the industry have done a better job than others, including myself, in working to better understand the Hispanic shopper. Since the year 2000, Hispanic shoppers have increased spending more than 200 percent and by the year 2017, Hispanic consumers’ spending power is estimated to be $1.7 trillion.

  • Great Ideas from Abroad

    Great ideas being the theme of this edition of Stop Watch provides an excellent opportunity for those that attended this year’s international study tour to share the GREAT IDEAS they took away from that visit.

  • Supporting a Cause

    Small enough to do...Large enough to make a difference.” That is one of the dimensions Cinnabon CEO Kat Cole, who spoke during The NATSO Show 2014, suggested we apply when eval­uating which charities to support.

  • Are Theories of Motivation and Investment in Team Members Linked Today?

    As employers, we strive to have happy employees and reduce our turnover rate. Yet, many of us fail to thoroughly analyze our compensation packages on a regular basis.

  • Message from NATSO's 2014 Chairman

    I humbly accept the privilege of again serving as your Chairman in 2014! And borrowing a lyric from a Bob Dylan song, “we’re either born to live or we’re born to die.” I’m here to tell you in 2014 NATSO is born to LIVE!

  • Chairman's Letter: Learning with NATSO

    I encourage all operators to attend The NATSO Show and gain knowledge from industry experts, their peers and our top industry suppliers.

  • Key Performance Indicators for Truckstops

    It’s often said that there is more than one road to heaven, which for me I hope is a truism. Similarly, when it comes to metric formulas there are sometimes more than one road to a like result. In the last issue of Stop Watch, I discussed the importance of key performance indicators. In this issue, I will share details on some of the top indicators and how you can apply them to your business.

  • Key Performance Indicators

    It seems one topic that often comes up at industry events that operators dance around is their key performance indicator. Everyone is interested in knowing what one key performance indicator or metric their fellow operators value the highest and why. So, we recently asked industry specialists and operators that question and received the following responses.

  • Finding Success Using Warren Buffet's Rules

    Those of you who attended The NATSO Show may remember that during my speech I shared that there is one thing Warren Buffet and I have in common, and, unfortunately for me, it’s not wealth. It is the belief that investing in yourself provides a higher return than any other investment you can make.

  • Be the First Off the Diving Board Using Experts and Resources

    As business owners, we’re used to change. Sometimes we change because we have a great idea. Other times we transform because our customers’ needs change. Or sometimes competition forces us to change. No matter why we seek out new ways to do things, we know staying nimble is critical in allowing us to embrace changes that are imperative for our success.

  • The Power of Knowledge

    I am a firm believer in the power of knowledge, and I feel we all owe it to ourselves and our businesses to learn something new each day. Gathering information and then sharing it with each other keeps us moving toward a future that is full of promise. As an industry, we can collaborate with each other and share ideas that spur the innovation that will take us into tomorrow.

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