WOODBURY, Minn. — Northern Tier Energy LLC's retail division named Eby-Brown Co. LLC a Strategic Partner of the Year. Naperville, Ill.-based Eby-Brown was given the award for its strong mix of program offerings that serve as a key factor in driving in-store growth.
"Programs like Vendor Days, where we negotiate promotional deals for the upcoming year, and SmartProcess, a leading category management solution that builds and implements our market-specific planograms, are perfect examples of how Eby-Brown provides value above and beyond the industry standard," stated Kraig Elliot, director of marketing, category management for Northern Tier Retail.
Northern Tier has served as a retail partner with Eby-Brown since November 2010.
"We're extremely proud to be recognized for our strategic relationship with Northern Tier Retail," said Eby-Brown Co-President Tom Wake. "Their commitment to excellence and passion for their business continues to drive us to provide best-in-class service. We look forward to the continued success of our strategic partnership."
Northern Tier Energy has 260 corporate and franchise convenience stores and gas stations in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including many operating under the SuperAmerica banner.