Royal Buying Group Announces 2010 Vendors of Year
Honors beverage, candy, merchandise, equipment, foodservice, snack, tobacco suppliers, more
BURR RIDGE, Ill. -- Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) announced its 2010 Vendors of the Year at the 2011 Independent C-Store Expo in Burr Ridge, Ill. RBG grants this award to vendors who provide the highest level of service and programming in their category to RBG's member chains of independently operated convenience stores, college bookstores, truckstops/travel plazas and independently operated pharmacy locations, tobacco and liquor store locations.
The following companies and contacts were honored with this award:
Paul F. Meder, [image-nocss] sales director, national retail sales, Anheuser-Busch Inc.
Sam Van Cleave, regional business manager, Perfetti Van Melle
General Merchandise Category
Jim Blosser, executive vice president of sales, Convenience Valet
Jeff Bukantz, president, Flex Energy
Stephen Douglas, national account manager of convenience stores, Boyd Coffee Co.
Scott Hoff, central area director, Unilever Ice Cream
Rick Hunsberger, vice president of sales, Smokey Mountain Chew Inc.
Ken Long, sales manager, Dearborn Grocery Wholesalers
RBG, headquartered in Lisle, Ill., is a national organization dedicated to maximizing sales and profitability of its member chains. It now represents more than 6,000 locations nationwide. Its core service capabilities include negotiating with regional and national suppliers for impactful and competitive sales and marketing programs and providing category management, marketing support and customer service support for its membership.