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National Restaurant Association and Winsight Establish Partnership to Expand Industry Impact

Chicago, IL- OCT 1, 2018 - The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, and Winsight LLC, a leading information services company in the foodservice industry, have announced the formation of an equity partnership, through which the National Restaurant Association will become an equity partner of Winsight, and Winsight will assume operational ownership and execution of the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. ...

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Winsight Acquires Grocery Headquarters Magazine

CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 -- In tandem with its longstanding goal of becoming the leading global information platform for foodservice and retail industries, Winsight, LLC has entered the $669 billion grocery segment with the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events...

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Convenience Retailing University Covers "Decoding the Consumer" in 2017

Chicago, Ill., — More than 500 convenience retailing executives, including category managers, senior marketing executives and managing directors, will attend the Convenience Retailing University event, February 22–24 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, in Glendale, AZ. CRU’s unprecedented format fosters the information exchange between key creative leaders and their supplier partners in order to strategize together on the future of convenience retailing and help build superior c-stor...

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The Global Restaurant Leadership Conference Seeks Nominations For Inaugural Distinction Awards

CHICAGO, IL — Winsight, LLC—a leading facilitator of major convenience retailing and foodservice industry networking events—will debut its Global Restaurant Leadership Conference at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 10-12. GRLC is the first event of its kind bringing the most progressive operators, U.S. franchisors, international franchisees and the industry"s top suppliers together for three days of networking and education. As both a speaker at and a spo...

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Finalists Unveiled for CSP’s 13th Annual Best New Product Contest

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – Which products will be crowned as the best of 2016? That’s for convenience-store retailers to decide. Before visiting a polling place to elect the next President of the United States, elect CSP’s 2016 Best New Product Contest winner. The new product committee—also known as the esteemed editors of CSP magazine—sifted through hundreds of worthy nominees, and selected three finalists each in 26 product categories. Now it’s up to c-store retailers to select the winners of C...

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Check out the New State-of-the-Art FoodServiceDirector.com

Cutting-edge design enhances functionality, ease of use for noncommercial foodservice operators seeking news and menu insights OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill — Winsight LLC—the B2B media company that publishes FSD magazine—recently relaunched its FoodService Director website. Users will find the same great content written by FSD’s award-winning team of editors, complemented by videos, graphics and other multimedia storytelling formats—all showcased with an easy-to-navigate, cu...

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Sandwich-Making World Record Broken by FARE Conference Attendees

The special event at Winsight’s FARE Conference supports local charities through Which Wich’s Project PB&J initiative OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill — Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches aren’t just for kids. During a special Which Wich Spreading Party at Winsight’s FARE Conference—held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, near Dallas—more than 750 attendees broke the record of most sandwiches made in one hour. The official count—verified by Guinness World Records—of 39,303 PB&J sandwiches bested the p...

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Nominations Being Accepted for CSP Magazine’s Second Annual Category Manager of the Year Award

Suppliers to endorse the top managers across eight vital c-store categories OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill — Dedicated. Instinctual. Proactive. Laser-focused. Leader. These terms are commonly linked to the elite category managers of the convenience-store industry. For the second straight year, CSP magazine is inviting the industry’s supplier partners to nominate the category managers who exemplify those characteristics for its Category Manager of the Year Award. Nominations can be made by...

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Winsight Wins Big at Neal Awards

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – Winsight walked away from the 62nd Jesse H. Neal Awards—dubbed "the Pulitzer Prize of business media"—with a bag full of hardware on Friday. CSP magazine and sister publication Restaurant Business combined to win three Neal Awards, and Restaurant Businesswas named the second runner-up in the competition for the best-in-show honor, the Grand Neal. More than 600 entries were submitted in this year’s competition. "It is a huge honor to be recognized ...

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CSP's 2016 Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – Do you know the new-product success rate? According to a Booz, Allen and Hamilton study, for every seven new product ideas, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched and only one succeeds. The convenience retailing industry acts as an incubator for many of these success stories. In that spirit, for the 13th consecutive year, CSP magazine is calling for submissions for the 2016 edition of its Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest. Between now and J...

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Convenience Store Products Magazine Releases Its Refreshing New Look

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – According to a retailer survey of Convenience Store Products magazine readers, 99% find the publication useful to their business. These readers also requested an elevated reading experience with the continued delivery of pertinent product information. Beginning its fourth year, Convenience Store Products magazine debuted its January/February issue with a brand refresh, including a sleek new logo, a bolder, more modernized design and updated...

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Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – Winsight, LLC ("Winsight"), a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced today that it has appointed Darren Tristano as President of Technomic. Winsight acquired Technomic, a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry, in August. Tristano joined Technomic in 1994 and for the past twenty years has overseen its...

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Winsight Acquires Technomic

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. - Winsight, LLC ("Winsight"), formerly CSP Business Media, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced today that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry. Technomic was acquired from its founder, Ron Paul, who spent much of the last 50 years establis...

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Winsight Wins

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The editors of Winsight (formerly CSP Business Media) struck gold and silver multiple times—and won the highest honor possible—at the national and regional awards ceremonies for the ASBPE ("Azbee") awards this month. For the first time, CSP took home awards in three categories on both the national and regional level, and the editors of Restaurant Business magazine won magazine of the year. In the category of feature article, general interest, ASBPE honored CSP sen...

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Restaurant Business Named Magazine of the Year

The publication was chosen as the best of the best by the American Society of Business Press Editors. Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.—Restaurant Business has been named Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Business Press Editors, a national association of writers, editors and graphic designers specializing in business-to-business media. The 114-year-old publication was chosen from a field that included such standout B2B media as The American Lawyer, Architect and Automotive News. Co...

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CSP Business Media Announces Growth Plans, New Corporate Name

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.—CSP Business Media is undertaking several critical steps to accelerate its long-range growth plan while continuing to enhance services to the Foodservice and Retail Convenience markets. The company—which operates CSP magazine, Restaurant Leadership Conference, Restaurant Business magazine, FARE Conference, FoodService Director magazine and three market-leading digital properties—is changing its name from CSP Business Media to Winsight. As part...

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CSP Magazine Honored With Local, National ASBPE Awards

For the first time, the editors and writers of CSP magazine and CSPnet.com have been recognized on both the regional and national levels in three categories of the ASBPE awards. They also were recognized in three other regional categories.   Later this summer, ASBPE, the American Society of Business Press Editors, will present CSP with gold, silver or bronze awards at national and regional ceremonies in the categories of original research, front cover photo and feature article, genera...

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