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    Retailers to Take the Field at CSNews Beverage Retailing Summit

    Fourth-annual event set for St. Louis’ Busch Stadium.

    By Don Longo, Convenience Store News

    ST LOUIS — Beverage category managers, get ready to play ball!

    Convenience Store News is pleased to announce its fourth-annual Beverage Retailing Summit will be held June 24-25 at Busch Stadium, home of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals.

    This exclusive beverage retailing conference, with concurrent topic-specific breakout roundtable sessions, will bring together approximately 25 retailer executives from the convenience store industry to discuss the latest trends and strategies in alcoholic, carbonated and non-carbonated packaged beverages, as well as hot, cold and frozen dispensed beverages.

    The annual CSNews Beverage Retailing Summit provides a forum for the exchange of insights, innovative beverage concepts, fresh ideas, proven strategies, and best-in-class marketing and merchandising tactics. This year’s event will include:

    • Networking activities on the ball field and a welcome dinner behind home plate.
    • An interactive conference program in a truly unique setting overlooking the field.
    • A review of industry trends with general sessions covering overall consumer refreshment trends and shopping behavior.
    • Concurrent sessions targeting best practices in selling alcoholic, carbonated and non-carbonated packaged beverages, and dispensed drinks.

    Participation is limited to 25 key convenience store executives. Travel assistance is available.

    To request an invitation or for more information on the event, contact CSNews Retailer Liaison Larry Miller at [email protected] or Editorial Director Don Longo at [email protected].

    Sponsorships are available for this exclusive, exciting event. For more information, contact Brand Director Korry Stagnito at [email protected] or call (224) 632-8171.

    By Don Longo, Convenience Store News
    • About Don Longo Don Longo is editorial director of EnsembleIQ's Convenience Store News. He has covered retailing for more than 30 years as a reporter, editor and publisher. Previously, he spearheaded the editorial efforts at a variety of business publications focused on mass, drug, grocery and specialty store retailing. Convenience Store News won American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Issue of the Year in 2008 and 2012. Longo has won numerous other editorial awards over his career and is frequently quoted in the national and local news media on the subjects of retailing and consumer trends.

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