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Perspective on the future of convenience retail

Joe Bona, President of Bona Design Lab Inc and James Owen, Vice President of HFA

In a move to better serve their clients in the convenience retail channel, the US based HFE Architects and Engineers Inc. and Bona Design Lab Inc. have founded a strategic alliance.

The alliance combines HFA’s full-integrated architecture, engineering and construction project delivery process with Bona’s global experience in retail branding and news format design. Together they are offering end-to-end solutions for client’s freestanding c-store project as well as larger sites incorporating stores, drive-thru windows, fuel (petroleum and electric vehicle charging) and other services.

While the two companies will continue to operate independently, the strategic partnership allows clients of both firms to draw upon the decades of experience gained from HFA’s more than 10,000 projects across all 50 states and Bona’s work across 50 countries on five continents.

Reimaging Sites + Stores

Amid challenges like channel-blurring and commerce commoditization, many c-store leaders are now refocusing on giving customers the social interaction they’ve been missing. In a 33-pages document with advice for companies seeking to grow market share and cement customer loyalty in the convenience retailing industry, Joe Bona, Founder and President of Bona Design Lab together and James Owen, Vice President of HFE, dive into five specific areas of opportunity for the global convenience industry: Returning to the Corner Store; Integrating Omnichannel Offerings; Revolutionizing Convenience Foodservice; Anticipating Cultural Shifts and Capitalizing on Electrification

The full whitepaper is freely available at: or