Royal Buying Group Announces 2008 Vendors of the Year

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Royal Buying Group Announces 2008 Vendors of the Year

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) awarded its 2008 Vendors of the Year at the company’s recent 2009 Independent C-Store Expo, the company reported.

RBG grants this award to vendors who provide the highest level of service and programming in their category to Royal Buying Group’s chain of independently operated convenience stores, college bookstores, truck stops/travel plazas and independently operated pharmacy locations, according to a company release.

The following companies and contacts were honored with awards:

Beverage Category
Tim Lewis, Sales Director, Convenience Channel National Retail Sites, Anheuser-Busch

Candy Category
Sammie Van Cleave, Regional Business Manager, Perfetti Van Melle

General Merchandise Category
Denny Baribeau, National Account Manager, Rayovac

Equipment Category
Doug Hecker, Managing Director, JH Equipment Leasing Company

Foodservice Category
Stephen Douglas, National Account Manager Convenience Stores, Boyd Coffee Co.

Snacks Category
Ronnie Jones, Customer Business Manager, Lance Snacks Inc.

Tobacco Category
Kevin Klyczek, Zone Manager, Swisher International

Distributor Category
Brady Freeman, Vice President of Sales/National Accounts, Eby-Brown