Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes
John MacDougall, co-founder of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes of Canastota, N.Y., and one of the key founders of the New York Assn. of Convenience Stores (NYACS), is one of the first charter convenience store inductees into the Food Industry Hall of Fame.
Many industry experts have call Mr. MacDougall a “builder extraordinaire.” Many have said that he builds fantastic convenience stores; successful business enterprises; top-notch teams; strong bonds with customers; franchisees and employees; and also builds partnerships with suppliers, government, and the community.
Mr. MacDougall is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and decided in 1971 to move to the upstate New York region. He has been involved in the convenience store industry since 1966 and founded Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, Inc. in 1980 with two other partners.
Today, Mr. MacDougall is the owner, president and chief executive officer of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. This business has grown to over 80 stores in the upstate area and employs over 1,500 people.
Besides his role in founding NYACS, he is a past chairman of the organization, a former member of the board of directors of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) in Washington, D.C., and a national convenience store Hall of Fame inductee in 2003.
A resident of Oneida, N.Y., Mr. MacDougall and his wife Elaine have four children and four grandchildren. Both Mr. MacDougall and his wife, Elaine, have been involved in a number of community projects over the last 25 years.