23. JIM KEYES, President and CEO, 7-Eleven
Key development: Expanded 7-Eleven's store-based merchandising.
What's next: Rolling out more fresh food and in-store kiosks.
In Beijing, where Dallas-based 7-Eleven opened its first store in China this year, it is possible to see the company's "Retailer Initiative" strategy in action.
The strategy, which Jim Keyes helped 7-Eleven develop in the mid-1990s when he was vice president of planning, is based on con