So what does Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez’s references to President Bush as the devil have to do with purchasing and supply management?

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At least a little, apparently.

7-Eleven has announced that it is ceasing to use Citgo as its supplier of gasoline sold at its convenience stores. Citgo is owned by the Venezuelan government.

This article on Yahoo News goes into more detail on the topic.

Events like these show how high-profile purchasing decisions can actually be. Gotta love it!

Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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