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    Nominations Open for 2017 CSNews Category Captains Contest

    Suppliers, wholesalers can enter 18 categories.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is now accepting entries for its 2017 Category Captains awards program, which honors excellence in innovative, creative and profit-generating category management platforms.

    This year's contest includes 18 different product categories, including beverages, candy, snacks, foodservice items, and more. Convenience store industry suppliers and wholesalers that provide retailer customers with category leadership and innovation in any of the listed categories are eligible to enter. There is no entry fee.

    To submit a nomination, 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 Friday, Jan. 6. 

    Nominations 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 retailer partners think of the category management platform.

    Full methodology for the competition is available here.

    Visit www.csnews.com/categorycaptains to enter the 2017 CSNews Category Captains awards program. 

    Click here to see which companies took home awards in the 2016 Category Captains program.

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