Frank Beard is a Des Moines, Iowa-based consultant, speaker, and writer who currently serves as the director of special projects at CStore Decisions and the director of the store safety certification program Safe Shop. Beard’s analyses have been featured in Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Grocery Dive, and more. He is a frequent speaker at retail events, co-hosts the In-Convenience Podcast, and enjoys visiting exceptional retailers both in the United States and internationally. Beard once spent an entire month eating exclusively at convenience stores to demonstrate that healthy choices can be made on-the-go.

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