by Michael Ferrari
College convenience stores are not only winning over customers, but they’re also winning awards, as is the case with Vanderbilt University and its “Nectar” store.
As part of its 2007 “Best Concepts” awards competition,
Food Management, a sister publication of Convenience Store Decisions, Nectar garnered the “Best Convenience Retailing” award.
The store was recognized for it’s pioneering concept, which consists of offering healthy and organic foods in a c-store format. The annual program recognizes exceptional achievement and innovation in key areas of noncommercial foodservice, as judged by the Food Management editorial staff.
Categories range from initiatives in new and renovated foodservice facility design to menu innovation, wellness initiatives, special event planning and convenience retailing. For more on c-store on college campuses, check out “Convenience 101” in the July issue of CSD.