Perkins Promoted at Rutter’s

Rutter’s Farm Stores, Convenience Store Decisions’ 2010 Convenience Store Chain of the Year, has promoted Robert Perkins to vice president of marketing.

Perkins, who joined Rutter’s in 2007, had been director of marketing. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the convenience retail industry in the areas of marketing, sales, business development and operations.

A native of Virginia, Perkins earned a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Strategic Business Model program at Harvard Business School and of leadership and strategic marketing programs at Babson College.

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Family-owned, York County-based Rutter’s Farm Stores operates 56 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lancaster counties.