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About Royal Buying Group

Royal Buying Group is a national organization focused on enhancing the sales and profitability of convenience store and petroleum locations within the retail sector. The company provides collective buying power, category management, and a range of marketing services to improve the operations of independent convenience store retailers. Royal Buying Group primarily serves the convenience store industry by negotiating with vendors and managing rebate programs to maximize profits for its members. It was founded in 1995 and is based in Lisle, Illinois.

Headquarters Location

2100 Western Avenue

Lisle, Illinois, 60532,

United States




Latest Royal Buying Group News

Royal Buying Group Founder Michael Zielinski Passes Away

Nov 25, 2019

Press enter to search By Royal Buying Group, RBG, NACS, Shell, Michael Zielinski - 11/25/2019 Get great content like this right in your inbox. HOMER GLEN, Ill. — Royal Buying Group (RBG) Founder Michael Zielinski passed away on Nov. 20. He was 61. Zielinski was born to parents Eugene and Rita Zielinski in Hammond, Ind. He graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School and majored in business/marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After starting out as a manager at the family business, Custom Enterprises, he began running multiple convenience stores and gas stations. In 1995, he co-founded the RBG merchandising and marketing organization. As president and CEO of RBG, Zielinski led the company to significant growth. In 2008, Crain's Chicago ranked it as the sixth fastest growing company, and it reached No. 46 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2009. Zielinski held numerous industry roles during his career, including Shell dealer council president and NACS supplier board member. He was also involved in consulting and business management pursuits, including UniteMeNow LLC and the Hukilau Tiki Event. Known for his love of music, Zielinski played the accordion from childhood and participated in his high school marching and concert bands and in the University of Illinois drumline. As an adult, he played in the South Holland Municipal Band, was a regular guest percussionist for performances of Handel’s Messiah and spent time as a volunteer percussion instructor at Memorial Jr. High School and Thornton Fractional South High School, according to his obituary. He was also an avid Chicago sports fan and frequent traveler across the world. Zielinski is survived by his wife Mary Beth; their children Angela Zielinski Kinney, Andrew Zielinski and his wife Amanda; brothers John, Joseph and David, and sister Jeanie; and his parents. Funeral services will be held Nov. 27 at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home in Lansing, Ill.

Royal Buying Group Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Royal Buying Group founded?

    Royal Buying Group was founded in 1995.

  • Where is Royal Buying Group's headquarters?

    Royal Buying Group's headquarters is located at 2100 Western Avenue, Lisle.



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