Steve Holtz is editor in chief for CSP Daily News and beverage editor for Winsight Media. He has been covering the convenience-store industry and the beverage category for more than a decade. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter: @CSPbeverages.
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2019 Category Manager of the Year Awards
They are the tireless CEOs of their respective sections—the category managers who navigate a labyrinth of complexity. Amid mounting pressure on profits, turns and market-basket synergies, the best category managers are committed professionals balancing new products and customer favorites to enhance their stores’ operations. The Category Manager of the Year Awards recognize these often-underappreciated specialists, who were nominated by their supplier and wholesaler partners.
Option 2: Packaged Beverages - Breaking the VaultLocation: Suwannee 11
Retailers are hesitant to mess with a category that represents more than one-fifth of inside gross profits. But with the largest segments on the downslide and new entries showing promise, it may be time to blow up the cold vault. We’ll explore product assortment, shifting consumer demand and how outside influences are affecting shoppers’ purchase decisions. Join guest moderator, Dana Sump, Senior Category Manager, Casey’s and guest speaker Nik Modi, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets for a frank and interactive discussion dedicated to maximizing sales and profits in cold vault space.
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