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    Parker’s Prepares for Growth With New Hire

    Jim Evans is brought on as director of operations.

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- In preparation for "unprecedented growth," Parker’s announced that it has hired Jim Evans as the company’s director of operations. Evans will oversee daily operations for all 34 Parker’s convenience stores in southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

    Most recently, Evans worked at Target Corp., where he oversaw two stores during his tenure, leading a team of five executives and 140 team members. While at Target, he received the MVP award for his notable contributions to training and team development. He also received the top contributor award for his ability to engage and improve team morale.

    Prior to working at Target, Evans worked as a zone manager at The Pantry Inc., where he oversaw 95 stores and led a team of 10 district managers. While there, he was recognized for delivering outstanding store conditions and great operational results.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Jim to the Parker’s family,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of The Parker Cos., based in Savannah. “He brings innovative ideas and a wealth of experience to Parker’s and will be an invaluable asset to our customers.”

    Evans earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Canisius College. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., he will be relocating to Savannah to work in Parker’s corporate offices.

    Parker’s is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations with a superior experience and being recognized throughout the region as the preeminent convenience store operation.

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