This week, 45 women in the convenience industry from around the country were named Convenience Store News' 2018 Top Women in Convenience (TWIC). As in years past, the honorees were chosen based on nominations received from their peers drawing from achievements during the previous 12 months. Awards were given in four categories: Women of the Year, Senior-Level Leaders, Rising Stars and Mentors.
CDA President & CEO Kimberly Bolin was among those honored as a Senior-Level Leader, which recognizes retailer, supplier and wholesale executives who have executed strategy and transformed their business in a positive manner.
"This is a tremendous honor," said Bolin. "I’m so grateful for the opportunity, experience and the incredible people that CDA has brought into my life.”
To the left, CDA President & CEO Kimberly Bolin (left) and Kim Duet, Lyons Specialty Co., at the Fifth Annual TWIC celebration.
Congratulations to all who were recognized as Top Women in Convenience and thank you for your important contributions to the industry! For more information and a full list of honorees, which includes many CDA members, visit the Convenience Store News website.
To the right, at Monday night's TWIC Awards Reception (l-r) are Scott Carrico, Richmond Master Distributors; CDA Chair Kevin Barney, Atlantic Dominion Distributors; Bolin; and Chris Smythers, Merchants Grocery Co.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.