We are excited to announce that CPC was awarded the NACDA (National Convenient Stores Distributors Association) Industry Innovation Award for the second year in a row! CPC won overall in General Merchandise and beat big competitors like BIC and other large companies competing in this same category. CPC was chosen for the award due to their unique Portable USB Mini Fan that is a hot selling item in the convenience store industry today.
This year, NACDA was held in Quebec City, Canada with its highest attendance yet. NACDA has been around since 1955 and represents the interests of independent and institutional distributors and manufacturers in Canada who serve the convenience store market. NACDA members supply convenience stores across Canada with food, beverage and general merchandise items, many of the members are family-owned and have been in operation, for some, up to 100 years.
According to NACDA:
“The convenience store industry is an important commercial sector in Canada that provides over 230,000 Canadians with employment and represents approximately $51.7 billion in overall sales.”
CPC’s President, Garson Hoffman, and Vice President, Keith Johnson, attended the conference on behalf of CPC. The event was attended by all major Canadian executives in the convenience store industry. It is a great opportunity to see what our competitors are putting on the market as well as show potential customers what is means to truly represent Platinum Level Category Management.
We want to acknowledge and contribute the success of this award directly to the cohesiveness and collaboration of CPC’s team. Garson Hoffman was excited to receive the Innovation Award and further congratulate his team’s effort and success. As CPC continues to migrate its corporate identity to SRP Companies Canada, Garson is anticipating great success that comes with the cross-selling opportunities.
“We are looking forward to, and anticipate the continued success of SRP Companies through everyone’s hard work and dedication. This new chapter is such a great opportunity for SRP Companies to not only cross-sell but also offer our customers a growing and vast array of products to previously un-touched markets.“
Thank you to all of SRP Companies for providing excellent service and Platinum Level Category Management. We want to encourage you to continue to set the standard high for the rest of the industry and strive for growth and success in this coming year. E2!