JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Less than one week is left for convenience store industry suppliers to enter Convenience Store News' newly relaunched Category Captains awards program.
Entries will be accepted through April 1. The awards will recognize and honor overall excellence in innovative, creative and profit-generating category management platforms.
This year’s CSNews Category Captains program has been redesigned to be more relevant to both c-store retailers and suppliers. Awards will be presented in 20 different categories to industry suppliers that provide their retailer customers with category leadership and innovation.
Entries will be evaluated on such factors as how the supplier supported customers' needs and built sales in the category overall; what new programs, technologies, business systems, merchandising schemes or promotional tactics were employed; and what their retailer partners think of their category management platform.
Suppliers can use the online entry form to nominate themselves. Each entry must include an overview synopsis of 800 words or less about their category leadership, a high-resolution company logo, and a photo of the products or lines offered.