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JUL 2015

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6 Convenience Store News | JULY 2015 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM 111 Town Square Place, Suite 400, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (201) 855-7600 Fax: (201) 855-7373 The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Premier Trade Press Exhibitor CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS AFFILIATIONS CONTENTS Edward Davidson ER Davidson & Associates (7-Eleven Inc., retired) Kyle McKeen Alon Brands Inc. Ian Johnstone Cenex Zip Trip Jon Urbanik CST Brands Inc. Richard Mione GPM Southeast Rick Crawford Green Valley Grocery Matt Paduano Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Jonathan Polonsky Plaid Pantries Inc. Roy Strasburger Convenience Management Services Inc. Joe Hamza Tedeschi Food Shops Jack Lewis Village Pantry LLC BRAND MANAGEMENT Chief Brand Officer Korry Stagnito (224) 632-8171 [email protected] EDITORIAL Editorial Director Don Longo (201) 855-7606 [email protected] Editor-in-Chief Linda Lisanti (201) 855-7608 [email protected] Managing Editor Brian Berk (201) 855-7614 [email protected] Senior Editor Melissa Kress (201) 855-7618 [email protected] Field Editor Angela Hanson (201) 855-7619 [email protected] Assistant Editor Danielle Romano (201) 855-7604 [email protected] Contributing Editor Renée M. Covino (303) 741-3377 [email protected] Contributing Editor Tammy Mastroberte (201) 280-2614 [email protected] Art Director Michael Escobedo (224) 632-8245 [email protected] Director of Market Research Debra Chanil (201) 855-7605 [email protected] MARKETING & PROMOTION Audience Development Manager Shelly Patton (646) 217-1045 [email protected] List Rental The Information Refinery (800) 529-9020 Brian Clotworthy Reprints and Licensing Wright's Media (877) 652-5295 [email protected] Subscriber Services/Single-Copy Purchases (978) 671-0449 [email protected] EVENTS • MEDIA • RESEARCH • INFORMATION UNITED STATES MARKETS CANADIAN MARKETS Convenience • Grocery/Drug/Mass Convenience Store Brands • Specialty Gourmet Pharmacy Multicultural • Green Foodservice President & CEO Harry Stagnito Chief Information Officer Kollin Stagnito Vice President & CFO Kyle Stagnito Senior Vice President, Partner Ned Bardic Chief Brand Officer Korry Stagnito Vice President/Custom Media Division Pierce Hollingsworth (224) 632-8229 [email protected] Production Manager Anngail Norris Human Resources Manager Sandy Berndt Strategic Marketing Director Bruce Hendrickson (224) 632-8214 [email protected] Vice President, Events John Failla (914) 574-5709 [email protected] Director of Digital Strategy Matt McGuire (224) 632-8180 [email protected] FEATURES TOP WOMEN IN CONVENIENCE 46 | Females in Force More than 50 honored in our second-annual Top Women in Convenience awards. CATEGORY MANAGEMENT TOBACCO 80 | An Abundance of Uncertainty Tobacco Merchants Association's 100th meeting offers insight to where tobacco may be heading. COLD VAULT 84 | The Future of Beer Sales Leading marketer discusses importance of the millennial legal-drinking-age segment. CANDY & SNACKS 88 | Health & Wellness & Candy? A key theme at the 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo was consumers' view of candy as a treat. DEPARTMENTS VIEWPOINT 3 | The CSNews Top 100: Shaken & Stirred Top rankings change and new players added as consolidation makes impact. 8 | CSNews Online 22 | New Products OUT & ABOUT 90 | Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit NRA Show highlights the significant economic impact of foodservice retailers. 88 46

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