Washington — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Confectionery Leadership Awards, which were established through collaboration with NCA and Candy & Snack TODAY to honor individuals working in retail and wholesale that go above and beyond to promote the category.
Association members can propose candidates from any distribution channel through October 11, and the awards will be presented during NCA’s annual State of the Industry Conference, which runs March 6 to 9 in Miami.
In addition to being recognized industry-wide for their business collaboration, dedication to category management best practices and innovative thinking around merchandising, award winners will be promoted year-round by NCA. Honorees will also be included in the taste panel for the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Most Innovative New Product Awards.
Further, the winners will be featured in the March/April issue of Candy & Snack TODAY and will have a presence on the magazine’s board.
Larry Wilson, NCA vice-president of industry affairs, says: “Our industry deeply values retailers, for it’s their energy and passion for the category that brings the experience to life with consumers. The Confectionery Leadership Award recognizes those individuals who have set the standard when it comes leadership and innovation.”