The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the worlds’ leading food beverage and consumer products trade organization, is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Retail Honors Program. GMA’s Retail Honors Program provides an opportunity for GMA members to recognize and inspire their trading partners in the retail community in sustained excellence in performance, collaboration and innovation.
US retailers and wholesalers in all channels of trade are eligible to be nominated. The GMA Retail Honors Steering Committee will carefully consider the number of nominations, award criteria rankings and written comment submissions in determining winners in each category. The nomination window will be open from July 28 to Sept. 23, 2010. GMA manufacturer and sales agency members are eligible to nominate retailers in three award categories:
• Retailer of the Year
• Most Collaborative Retailer
• Most Innovative Retailer
GMA Retail Honors Dinner:
Awards will be given at the GMA Retail Honors Dinner on November 9, 2010 at the Naples Grande in conjunction with GMA’s Shopper Momentum Conference.
GMA Retail Honors Steering Committee:
Tracy VanBibber, Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Solutions Officer, The Dial Corporation
Dan Vucovich, Vice President, Global Chief Customer Officer, The Hershey Company
Dave Jones, Vice President, Industry Initiatives, Kellogg Company
Joe Bivona, Vice President, Customer Development, Time, Inc. Retail
Peter Thompson, Director, Customer & Industry Development, Colgate-Palmolive Company
John Saidnawey, President & COO, Johnson O’Hare Company
Awards Nomination and Selection Process:
• Nominations will be accepted from July 28-September 10, 2010
• One winner will be selected in each category
• The GMA Retail Awards Steering Committee will review nominations and tally results.
• Winners will be notified in September of their status
• Winners will be honored at the GMA Retail Honors Awards Dinner on Nov. 9, 2010 at the Shopper Momentum Conference in Naples FL.
Please contact the following individual for more information or questions about the GMA Retail Honors Dinner:
Brian P. Lynch
Director, Sales & Sales Promotion/Industry Affairs
Grocery Manufacturers Association
1350 I Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005