Washington — Jamal Parker, Sam’s Club senior candy and snack buyer, and Hyvee, Inc. Purchasing Specialist Tim Erceg are the 2014 recipients of the NCA’s Confectionery Leadership Awards.
The awards are given to buyers who exercise effective business collaboration, category management best practices and innovations in merchandising confectionery products in-store, the NCA reports.
“This award recognizes and rewards the talent and dedication of the industry’s trade customers who go above and beyond expectations,” Association President Larry Graham says. “There were so many deserving candidates submitted, but the members felt that Tim and Jamal are true pioneers who exemplify the visionary thinking required to bring value to and propel the category forward.”
Parker and Erceg will be presented with engraved crystal bowls during a ceremony at the NCA’s State of the Industry Conference in Miami, March 2 to 5. Candy & Snack TODAY will also publish a special section in the March/April issue featuring exclusive, detailed interviews with the honorees about their careers and keys to success.