Print Cates has been in the retail industry for the past 36 years in mass, grocery, home improvement and specialty environments. For the past seven years, Print has been at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe as Director of Franchise Operations. Print’s unique talents in merchandising, design and passion for the industry have been chronicled in numerous magazines, blogs and television appearances, and for the last two years, Print has been a guest speaker at the ECRM Kids choice awards. Print just joined J. Sosnick & Son as the vice president of product development, where he will work with existing and new clients to protect and create new business as well as bring innovative merchandising techniques and ideas to increase dollars per square foot for all patrons. He will also be directly involved with purchasing the newest and most innovative items in the candy industry.