There are some customers that go above and beyond this support to stand out among the rest by exhibiting innovative thought leadership around category promotion as well as a natural ability to recognize the true profit potential of confectionery products. NCA offers the Confectionery Leadership Awards as a vehicle to honor and call out top customers on an industry-wide level for their effective business collaboration, category management best practices and innovations in merchandising confectionery products in-store.
NCA, in collaboration with Candy & Snack TODAY magazine, created the awards program in 2011 to recognize and honor the confectionery industry's best and most innovative category champions and leaders. The program allows NCA manufacturers and brokers to recognize these outstanding retailers and wholesalers in the confectionery community for their effective customer marketing, shopper-driven shelving practices, and promotion of new items.
Mike Maslen, Hudson Group
Dave Schulze, H-E-B
Jamal Parker, Sr. Buyer Candy & Snacks, Sam's Club
Tim Erceg, Purchasing Specialist, Hy-Vee
Julia Bischoff, Smart & Final
Kimberley Felice-Dooley, CVS Caremark Corp.
AJ Jesswani, Meijer, Inc.
Paul Minger, Walgreens
John Scardina, Eby-Brown Company
Val Stansfield, Rite Aid Corporation
Rebecca Fries, U.S. Marine Corps Exchange
Bill Walker, McLane Co., Inc.
Tim Tackett, Giant Eagle, Inc.