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Senior Leadership

Imperial Trading has adapted, overcome and innovated the industry. Our senior management and their teams go over and beyond for our customers being the experts and support they can always count on. Our senior management team has decades of experience and dedication to Imperial. 

Seated from L to R : Wayne Baquet, President; Brad Pendergast, Chief Financial Officer; Emile Cantrell, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  Standing from L to R: Henry Saacks, Director of Safety and Security; Ricky Bearden, VP of Food Service; Cheryl Analla, VP of Administration; Suzanne Wyman, VP of IT; Lee Farrell, VP of Retail Services; Richie Duhon, VP of Operations



C.H. Pelias, a Greek immigrant, founded Imperial Trading in 1916 as a wholesale grocer for independent retail stores in New Orleans. The 3rd generation family business is owned by John Georges and led by President Wayne Baquet, Jr. For over 100 years, our visionary leadership and committed workforce have provided unmatched service and results in the convenience store industry.

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Strategic Distribution


Louisiana | 701 Edwards Ave. | Elmwood, LA 70123


Georgia | 908 West Ave. | Cedartown, GA 30125

Louisiana | 4801 Viking Dr. | Bossier City, LA 71111

Mississippi | 604 Carter Ave. | New Albany, MS 38652

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5-Point Go to Market Support System

Multi-level Support for agile business operations, store penetration and instant solutions.

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Detailed Business Reviews

Benchmark Analysis, comparing your stores to the marketplace.


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