Royal Buying Group Announces Vendors of the Year

Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) announced the 2012 Vendors of the Year at the 2013 Independent C-Store Expo on Feb. 28.  

RBG grants this award to vendors who provide the highest level of service and programming in their category to Royal Buying Group’s chain of independently operated convenience stores, college bookstores, truck stops/travel plazas and independently operated pharmacy locations, tobacco, and liquor store locations.  The following companies and contacts were honored with this award:

Beverage Category
George Graziano – Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Candy Category
John Gabelman – American Licorice Co.

General Merchandise Category
Jim Blosser – Convenience Valet

Equipment Category
Justin Tolle – AllOver Media

Foodservice Category
Stephen Douglas – Boyd’s Coffee Co.

Snacks Category
Emily Hanrahan – General Mills

Tobacco Category
Crystal Greer – Altria

Distributor Category
Scott Merrill – S. Abraham & Sons Inc.

Royal Buying Group Inc., headquartered in Lisle, Ill., is a national organization dedicated to maximizing sales and profitability of Convenience Stores, Petroleum Locations, College Book Stores, Truckstops/Travel Plaza Centers, Auto Repair facilities, Drug Stores, Tobacco Outlets, and Liquor Stores. 



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