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2010 GMA Retail Honors

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. 

Eligible Nominees:
U.S. retailers and wholesalers in all channels of trade are eligible to be nominated by GMA manufacturer and sales agency members. The GMA Retail Honors Steering Committee will carefully consider the number of nominations, award criteria rankings and comments in determining winners in each category.  The nomination window will be open from July 28 to Sept. 28, 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

Click here to submit your nomination online or download a nomination form.

GMA Retail Honors Dinner:
Awards will be presented at the GMA Retail Honors Dinner on November 9, 2010 to be held in conjunction with GMA’s Shopper Momentum Conference in Naples, Florida.

GMA Retail Honors Steering Committee:

  • Tracy VanBibber, Senior Vice President and 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.
  • Peter Thompson, Director, Customer and Industry Development, Colgate-Palmolive Company  
  • John Saidnawey, President and COO, Johnson O’Hare Company

Awards Nomination and Selection Process:

  1. Nominations will be accepted from July 28-September 28, 2010
  2. One winner will be selected in each category
  3. Winners will be notified in September of their status
  4. Winners will be honored at the GMA Retail Honors Awards Dinner on Nov. 9, 2010 at the GMA Shopper Momentum Conference in Naples, Florida.

Click here to submit your nomination online or download a nomination form.

For more information or questions about the GMA Retail Honors program or the Retail Honors Dinner please contact:

Brian P. Lynch
Director, Sales and Sales Promotion/Industry Affairs
Grocery Manufacturers Association