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    One Week Left to Enter CSNews Category Captains Contest

    Innovative c-store suppliers and wholesalers can enter for no fee.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — One week remains to submit nominations for Convenience Store News' 2016 Category Captains awards program, which honors excellence in innovative, creative and profit-generating category management platforms.

    Convenience store industry suppliers and wholesalers that provide retailer customers with category leadership and innovation are eligible to enter in 20 different categories. There is no entry fee.

    To enter, suppliers and wholesalers must go online and submit an overview synopsis of 800 words or less about their category leadership, a high-resolution company logo, and up to five supporting images of the products or lines offered. 

    Entries will be accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 15. They will be evaluated on factors such as:

    • How the supplier/wholesaler supported customers' needs and built sales overall in the category;
    • What new programs, technologies, business systems, merchandising schemes or promotional tactics were employed; and
    • What their retailer partners think of their category management platform.

    Visit www.csnews.com/categorycaptains to enter the 2016 CSNews Category Captains awards program. 

    Click here to see the 2015 Category Captains winners.

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