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    CSNews Reveals Winners of 2nd Annual Supplier Excellence Awards

    Retailers select six companies as best of the best in six key performance areas.

    By Linda Lisanti, Convenience Store News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Convenience retailing today takes a village. Retailers cannot successfully serve the evolving needs of their customers without the constant support of the supplier community, whether it's in the demand for new products, the need for powerful marketing and advertising, or gaining access to the latest category research and consumer insights.

    To honor those suppliers who excel in key performance areas, the Convenience Store News Supplier Excellence Awards return for their second year. Once again, CSNews conducted a survey among our retailer subscribers and asked them to name those suppliers they believe are the best at what they do in six different achievement categories.

    From those responses, the winners of the second annual CSNews Supplier Excellence Awards were chosen based on the number of times a supplier was mentioned; the quality of the supporting reasons given by the retailers; and input from the CSNews Editorial Advisory Board consisting of representatives from 11 prominent convenience store chains.

    The 2013 CSNews Supplier Excellence Awards winners are:

    Three of the companies being honored this year are repeat winners from last year's inaugural awards program. Both Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo are back-to-back winners in the same categories, while Hershey is a repeat winner, but in a different category than last year.

    Check out the February issue of Convenience Store News to see what retailers had to say about this year's Supplier Excellence Awards winners.

    By Linda Lisanti, Convenience Store News
    • About Linda Lisanti Linda Lisanti is editor-in-chief for EnsembleIQ's Convenience Store News and Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner media brands. In this role, she is responsible for content development across all of CSNews' print and online properties, with a specialty in coverage of the foodservice category in convenience stores. Lisanti has more than 13 years of experience in the journalism field. After working as a reporter for several daily newspapers, she joined CSNews as a staff writer in August 2005 and held senior writer, senior editor and executive editor positions before becoming editor-in-chief in August 2014. Lisanti has a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from Rowan University.
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