CSP Honored by American Business Media

CSP Business Media publications nominated for Jesse H. Neal Awards in three categories

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Two of CSP Business Media's publications have been nominated for what is considered the highest honor in business-to-business publishing, the Jesse H. Neal Award from American Business Media.

Senior editor Angel Abcede's extensive look at 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto, the cover story of the December 2011 issue of CSP magazine, is nominated in the category of Best Profile. DePinto was as CSP's 2011 Retail Leader of the Year.

CSP's Category Management Handbook, edited by senior editor Samantha Oller and director of editorial production Jennifer Bulat, is nominated in the category of Best Theme Issue of a Magazine. Now in its 11th year of production, the handbook has been nominated for and/or won awards nearly every year since 2003.

"The Category Management Handbook is our industry's most comprehensive dive into the top-selling products in virtually every segment and subsegment inside the convenience store," said Mitch Morrison, vice president and group editor of CSP Business Media's convenience and retail petroleum group. "This exhaustive effort takes three months to put together, involves the review of literally thousands of data points and is a tribute to our superior partners, McLane Co. and SymphonyIRI, and to our talented editorial and design team, led by Samantha Oller, Jennifer Bulat, Abbey Lewis and Jerimiah Brown."

"The feature on Joe DePinto," Morrison continued, "likewise embodies the close relationships our veteran CSP team has established with 7-Eleven over the years. What makes the c-store channel so distinctive is our openness, that as an industry we openly share our challenges, our threats and our successes. Joe's story, as both a leader and a person, is one of success and whose story is brilliantly conveyed by our senior editor, Angel Abcede."

The Social Media 50--the cover story of the April 2012 issue of Restaurant Business magazine, by Patricia Cobe, Amanda C. Kooser, Peter Romeo, Sam Smith and Amanda M. Westbrooks--has been nominated in the category of Best Subject-Related Package.

Peter Romeo, vice president of content for CSP Business Media's foodservice group, said, "We're exchanging high fives here at Restaurant Business because this honor came from the toughest critics out there: other editors. We're honored that our peers are acknowledging how hard we work to please our readers."

The winners in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition will be announced March 12 at a ceremony in New York.

Oak Brook, Ill.-based CSP Business Media LLC, publisher of CSP, FoodService Director and Restaurant Business magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries. In addition to its print products, CSP Business Media's two divisions (Convenience & Petroleum Retailing Group and Foodservice Group) produces multiple e-newsletters (including CSP Daily News), websites, CSPNetwork CyberConferences, CSPTV, CSPedia, CSP Leadership Conferences and CSP Custom Solutions.

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