Rich Mione, Long-Time Convenience Industry Veteran, Passes

Rich Mione, a 46-year veteran of the convenience store industry, passed away this week. Mione worked at several different c-store chains over the years, including Open Pantry Food Marts, Crown Petroleum, VPS Convenience Group and spent the last six years at GPM Investments, before retiring from the company in 2019. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Rich Mione,” said Arie Kotler, GPM’s CEO. “He was an invaluable asset to our company and he will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.” Mione was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores in 2019.