CSP’s 2013 Retail Leader of the Year is …

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MacDougall of Nice N Easy to be honored at dinner in Atlanta

John MacDougall

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- CSP Business Media is pleased to announce John MacDougall, president & CEO of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, as its 2013 Retailer Leader of the Year. MacDougall will be honored Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at an invitation-only dinner and toast at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta during the NACS Show.

Now in its 11th year, CSP’s Retail Leader of the Year dinner and toast honors a convenience-retailing executive for leadership excellence, innovation within the chain and perseverance within his or her company, positively transforming the organization to new and higher levels. Past honorees have included Don Zietlow, CEO of Kwik Trip; Joe DePinto, president & CEO of 7-Eleven Inc.; and Dean Durling, CEO of QuickChek Food Stores.

“It’s hard to think of a nicer guy in the industry. John MacDougall is that man: generous with his time, upbeat as a rule and continually looking to reinvent his stores and, as a result, the industry as a whole,” said Mitch Morrison, vice president and group editor for CSP Business Media. “With John’s leadership, Nice N Easy is easily one of the channel’s top-quartile companies, making its mark in foodservice and blazing a trail that others can only hope to follow.”

MacDougall opened the first Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes site in 1980. Canastota, N.Y.-based Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes now operates more than 85 stores in the upstate New York market.

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based CSP Business Media, publisher of CSP, Convenience Store Products, FoodService Director and Restaurant Business magazines, is a market-dominant, business-to-business, multi-media communication company specializing in the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries. In addition to its print products, CSP Business Media has an extensive portfolio of online products including e-newsletters, websites, web conferences, CSPTV and other video products, mobile applications and custom solutions. And CSP Leadership Conferences & Events produces more than 20 major EduNetworking live conferences and focused meetings.