McCall Farms has achieved market leadership positions with its brands and national distribution

because it stays authentic to true Southern tastes.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

One traveling through the United States can find many regional delicacies, but the Southern states are really known for hitting it out of the park with how they prepare vegetables and legumes. Hoppin’ John, succotash and boiled peanuts are just some of the staples found for family nourishment and enjoyment in the South, and they are just a few examples of the products McCall Farms provides. As a Southern staple itself since 1838, McCall Farms knows how to deliver high-quality products cherished by consumers in the region and beyond. 



Nittany MinitMart convenience stores is remodeling its stores

and launching new programs to retain employees.  

By Kat Zeman

The retail and food service industries are prone to one of the highest turnover rates in any industry. It could be a combination of seasonal employees, a young workforce that is still in school and historically lower wages.

But Nittany MinitMart, a chain of 26 convenience stores in central Pennsylvania, believes that one of the keys to employee retention is boosting morale through encouragement, recognition and rewards. 


The hard work of Convenient Food Marts’ franchisees allows the company to continue to thrive.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

For more than four decades, Convenient Food Marts of PA Inc. has thrived, thanks to its experienced management staff. “Many of the employees have been with the company nearly 40 years,” President Christopher Gilchrist says.

Its franchisees also enable the firm to prosper. “Our franchisees work very hard, and they are critical to the success of our business,” he says. “They run their stores right.”

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