2021 Category Managers of the Year

2021 Category Managers of the Year

2021 Category Managers of the Year

Meet 10 convenience store retailers recognized for leadership by supplier partners

2021 Category Managers of the Year

CBD Products: Brad Campbell

Brad Campbell has been with Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz for 11 years, starting as a salesperson.

Jessica Tritten, dispensed-beverage category manager at Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, joined the company in 2016.

Kim Jenks has worked for La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip Inc. for 27 years in departments as varied as retail, accounting and merchandising.

After getting 11 years under his belt working for Reynolds American, Kevin Harder came to the c-store industry with some advanced insights in the tobacco product category.

Kelley Gutierrez, category manager, candy and snacks, for Franklin, Tenn.-based MAPCO Express Inc., put an emphasis on in-store promotions in 2020

Andrew Kintigh, prepared foods category manager at Casey’s General Stores Inc., joined the Ankeny, Iowa-based company in 2017.

Dawn Barnett knows the challenge of creating cold-vault plan-o-grams and making beverages fit in like puzzle pieces—but she still loves it.

Sean Hickox, the former category manager for beer and wine at Circle K’s South Atlantic division, is looking forward to watching the boom of hard seltzer in 2021.

Eric Rush has spent more than 20 years working with Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based QuickChek.

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