CHICAGO -- The convenience-retailing industry is experiencing rapid consolidation, digital disruption and nonstop regulatory restrictions. And yet category managers take these challenges head-on, driving traffic and sales for their brands despite the headwinds of the marketplace.
It’s with this strategic determination in mind that CSP crowns—and celebrates—its 2018 Category Managers of the Year.
Each spring, suppliers nominate their picks for best-in-class category managers. From there, finalists are chosen in six core in-store categories based on who received the largest number of nominations. A three-month voting period follows to determine the winners, and the results are revealed live on stage at our annual Convenience Retailing University.
This year’s honorees reflect the intelligence, character and grit it takes to thrive in retailing today. From the entire CSP team, congratulations to the winners, and thank you for sharing your expertise with our readers.