Category Management Knowledge Group announces the launch of a new "Category Management in Your C-Store / Small Store" training program in partnership with b2B Solutions

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Category Management principles and concepts have been tailored in a unique new program targeted to C-Store / small store owners around the world.

Category Management Knowledge Group (CMKG) and b2b Solutions, LLC are introducing an On-Line Category Management Training Program specifically developed for c-store and small store retailers. The training will help Retailers move to a more strategic, fact-based approach in their business. CMKG is known in the Retail, CPG and FMCG industries for high quality, certified category management training with a blend of online, hands-on, and custom live programs.

“We are very excited to work with b2b Solutions,” said Sue Nicholls (President, CMKG). “Teaming up with b2b Solutions to provide online and custom training solutions to the Convenience Store Industry is an exciting development for our company.” The addition of this partnership reflects the desire of both companies to collaborate on a shared vision of building capability and capacity in organizations to meet the needs of the changing convenience store industry and their Shoppers.

“We saw a perfect ‘fit’ for both organizations in our like-minded approaches and visions to build the skills of c-store/small store owners around the world in order to help them compete with the increasingly competitive marketplace through a more strategic approach to their business. “Our focus is on real world, actionable learning, not just theory. The foundations of Category Management certified training, coupled with a strong knowledge and understanding of c-stores and how they work has led to an incredible and unique learning program that will benefit c-store owners around the world”, stated Steve Montgomery, b2b Solutions President.

As part of the CMKG | b2b Solutions partnership launch, a free webinar titled "Category Management in Your C-Store / Small Store Overview" will be hosted on October 8th and November 19th, 2015. Seats are limited so browse to to register for the webinar.

About Category Management Knowledge Group

Founded in 2002, CMKG is a category management training company that is known for its blended learning solutions, including online, case studies, webinars, and live training. The company’s mission is to deliver a value-added, dynamic learning experience to every client and student that yields increased knowledge, skill, expertise and competitive advantage. In everything they do, their goal is to spread passion for category management and continuous learning. CMKG currently serves over 100 clients and was the first company in the world to have their training certified by the Category Management Association. They also have run live training sessions at Convenience University (sponsored by CSP News) for the past 2 years.

About b2b Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1994, b2b Solutions is a consultancy that specializes in working with Retailers and Suppliers in the c-store industry. Its team of highly qualified, industry experts has 500+ hands-on years of industry experience. b2b Solutions supports its Retailer clients with extensive backgrounds in business strategy / planning, retail fuel, marketing / merchandising, foodservice, store operations, and information systems. Industry suppliers utilize b2b Solutions for industry education, research and market penetration strategies.

For more information please contact:

Sue Nicholls, President
Category Management Knowledge Group

Steve Montgomery, President
b2b Solutions, LLC

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