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Get In Tune with TGCSA in Nashville June 13 – 15 cle r i C s ’ n a m Chair Sponsors

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Convention Committee Chairman’s Message Melissa Eads, Kroger 2013 Convention Committee Chairman Welcome to the 2013 Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s Annual Convention. The Convention Committee has put together an outstanding line-up of activities that includes top quality speakers, education sessions, and networking opportunities. I’d like to extend my thanks to all of the suppliers and industry associates for their efforts in making an event of this magnitude possible. The events are planned to help attendees “Get in Tune” with industry trends and changes while also having fun and enjoying the company of friends and colleagues. We begin with Thursday night’s Opening Reception and Songwriters Night. I am particularly looking forward to hearing these talented writers and musicians while welcoming our attendees to the convention. On Friday we have outstanding education sessions on Changes in the Tennessee Food Code, the Affordable Care Act and Reaching Shoppers through Digital Marketing Tools. Afterwards the TGCSA Expo will open with over 100 exhibitors. Later in the evening at the Chairman’s Dinner we will recognize outgoing TGCSA Chairman Gary Buchanan, United Grocery Outlet; and incoming chairman Tony Barham, Best Wade/Litco as well as this year’s Retailer of the Year David Burnett, Houchens Food Group, and Supplier of the Year Mark Ezell, Purity Dairies. On Saturday you don’t want to miss the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation scholarship awards ceremony. TGEF awarded $167,500 in awards this year and many of the winners and their families will join us to celebrate. TGEF will also hold its annual Best Bagger championship on the expo show floor that day. The Convention Committee and the TGCSA Board of Directors are here to assist you. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make this weekend as enjoyable as possible as you visit with associates, suppliers and friends. On behalf of the entire TGCSA Board of Directors and Convention Committee, I would also like to express our gratitude to the people of Tennessee and their support of our daily business efforts. Whether they live in urban or rural settings, it is their support that enables us to be Tennessee grocery and convenience store operators. Have fun at this year’s convention and we hope to see you next year at the 2014 Annual Convention & Expo on June 19-21 at the Music City Center.

Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Stores Association 1838 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 136 • Nashville TN 37210 615-889-0136 • TGCSA Staff Jarron Springer, President • Cyndi Randle, Office Manager • Jennifer Kemp, Administrative Assistant • Chelsi Heck, Coupon Department •

2012-2013 TGCSA Board of Directors Gary Buchanan, Past Chairman United Grocery Outlet/ Bargain Barn Athens, TN Tony Barham, Chairman-Elect Best Wade/Litco Petroleum Express Shop Food Stores Ripley, TN John Edd Wampler, Vice Chairman Family Brands International Lenoir City, TN Jarron Springer, President Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association Nashville, TN Gene Wade, Past Chairman Wade’s Piggly Wiggly Decatur, TN Bill Browning Coca-Cola Refreshments Knoxville, TN Bryant Davis Pepsi Beverages Company Nashville, TN Melissa Eads Kroger, Nashville, TN David Fulmer Publix Super Markets, Inc. Brentwood, TN Joey Hays Dyer Foods, Inc. Dyer, TN Jimmy Nichols Houchens Industries Bowling Green, KY Israel O’Quinn K-VA-T Food Stores Abingdon, VA Gary Pickett Charles C Parks Co. Gallatin, TN Terry Roberts Associated Wholesale Grocers Goodlettsville, TN Bobby Smith H. T. Hackney Lebanon, TN

Randy Stepherson Stepherson’s Food Stores Memphis, TN Jeff Tietgens Tietgens Super Rama Foods Mt. Pleasant, TN Bill Townes Mitchell Grocery Co. Antioch, TN Joe Wolf Alliance Retail Group Goodlettsville, TN

2013 TGCSA Convention Committee Chair Melissa Eads Kroger Nashville, TN Emerson Breeden Food City Knoxville, TN Alan Bain Data Cash Register Nashville, TN Michael Donkin Alliance Retail Group Goodlettsville, TN Larry Garrett Vietti NashvilleTN Ken Jelonek Publix Brentwood, TN Austin Martin Mapco Brentwood, TN Dale Penn AWG-Nashville Goodlettsville, TN Gary Pickett Charles C. Parks Gallatin, TN Bobby Smith H.T. Hackney Lebanon, TN Randy Burnett Ajax Turner LaVergne, TN Joe Crispi Bimbo Bakeries USA Nashville, TN

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation 2012 - 2013 Board of Trustees Mike Danes, Chairman AWG Goodlettsville, TN Britney Cooke, Chairman-Elect Cooke’s Food Stores Cleveland, TN Roy McDaniel, Treasurer Alliance Retail Group Goodlettsville, TN Jarron Springer, President Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association Nashville, TN Todd Murphy, Past Chairman Murphy’s Cee Bee Charlotte, TN Jeff Brown Country Delite Nashville, TN Jim Burns Kroger Murfreesboro, TN Ashley Harris Superlo Foods Memphis, TN Steve Laws Kraft Murfreesboro, TN Steve Trout K-VA-T Food City Kodak, TN Tim White Purity Dairies Nashville, TN Tiffany Wade-Pilkey Wade’s Food Stores Decatur, TN Tony Barham, TGCSA Chairman-Elect Best Wade/Litco Petroleum Express Shop Food Stores Ripley, TN

The Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association thanks our outstanding 2013 Convention Sponsors

chairman’s level

platinum level

gold level

bronze level

Chairman’s Circle Sponsors Alliance Retail Group

Elm Hill Meats

Prairie Farms

Associated Wholesale Grocers

Flowers Baking Company

Purity Dairy

Joe Wolf  Goodlettsville TN  615-859-8183

Terry Roberts  Goodlettsville TN  615-859-8274

Bimbo Bakeries USA  Gene Haun  Athens TN  865-360-2883

Blue Bell Creameries  John Neal Robinson  Nolensville TN  615-776-7993

Coca Cola

Bill Browning  Knoxville TN  865-251-5665

Country Delite  Jeff Brown  Nashville TN  615-340-7805

Clay Jones  Franklin TN  615-599-5221

Bill Rouse  Morristown TN  423-586-2471

H.T. Hackney  Bobby Smith  Lebanon TN  615-449-3285

Lewis Bakeries

Rick Hardesty  Murfreesboro TN  615-893-6041

Mayfield Dairy  Elisha Elliott  Athens TN  423-745-2151

Pepsi Beverages  Bryant Davis  Nashville TN  615-350-4877

Platinum Sponsors Food City

Mitchell Grocery


Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Co.

Israel O›Quinn  Abingdon VA  276-623-5100  Melissa Eads  Nashville TN  615-871-2503


Tony Miller  Brentwood TN  615-771-6701

Jack Mitchell  Albertville AL  256-878-4211

David Bullard  Bessemer AL  205-481-2302

Publix Super Markets  Lindsey Napier  Brentwood TN  615-221-9880

Tim Sellers  London KY  606-679-1131  Mike Potts  Madison TN  615-337-8328

Tennessee Education Lottery Kelly Nance  Nashville TN  615-324-6500

education sessions TGCSA is proud to provide THREE top notch education sessions at the convention with topics that are meaningful to your business and timely for discussion.

Changes in the Tennessee Food Code and How In-Store Inspections will Change

Friday June 14, 2013 8:30 – 9:15 am

This year the Tennessee General Assembly changed the laws that regulate the Department of Agriculture and Health in regards to food safety. The Tennessee Retail Food Safety Act will bring the regulation of food safety in Tennessee up to date with the latest standards utilized in most jurisdictions across the country. The provisions of this bill would require the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Health to use the 2009 FDA Food Code as the basis for regulating food safety in Tennessee. Join us to learn how inspections will change and what the new law means to your business. Representatives from the Department of Agriculture will present the information and be available for questions.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and What It Means For You

Friday June 14, 2013 9:30 – 10:30 am

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is here and there are lots of questions and not many answers. Things have changed, are changing and will change and we want to provide you with the latest information on this historic change in healthcare in America. Get the most up to date detail and bring your questions for our speakers:

Tiffany Downs, Attorney at FordHarrison, LLC

Tiffany focuses her practice on employee benefits and is the head of the Employee Benefits Practice Group. She advises and assists plan administrators and fiduciaries with the design, drafting and administration of welfare and pension plans, including qualified and non-qualified plans, as well as ERISA, Health Care Reform, HIPAA, and COBRA compliance issues. She assists plan administrators with audits by and corrections programs of the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. She is a frequent speaker on employee benefits compliance issues under Health Care Reform, COBRA, HIPAA and ERISA, including fiduciary obligations and fee disclosure requirements. Tiffany has given over 50 presentations on the Affordable Care Act requirements, and has assisted numerous employers with the play or pay analysis and the Act’s impact on structure of the workforce.

Buck Orrison, Community Health Alliance

Buck is the Director of Community Relations for Community Health Alliance, Tennessee’s new Consumer Operated and Oriented health insurance Plan (CO-OP). His responsibilities include: Building a statewide community relations team, deploying distribution channel training and certification programs, developing and implementing community outreach and educational programs. Buck and his team are also charged with securing and maintaining stakeholder support, brokering relationships as well as ensuring adherence to federal and state contract requirements while promoting a clear vision of Community Health Alliance mission. With over 25 years of experience Buck began his career marketing staff model and gatekeeper HMOs (Health Management Organizations) to negotiating many of the state’s largest self-funded employer sponsored benefit plans. He has led record breaking growth throughout his career with some of the most notable organizations like BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, HCAs H2U on-site clinics, John Deere HealthCare and Principal Financial Group.

Reaching Shoppers Via Digital Marketing Tools

Friday June 14, 2013 10:45 – 11:45 am

Most retailers understand the economic and strategic value of transitioning to digital marketing tools but the way forward is not clear. Recent research by Brick Meets Click provides a more complete picture of how today’s shoppers find and use information before, during and after the shopping trip. Explore shoppers use of specific tools such as websites, Facebook, texting and smart phone apps. Specific opportunities and tactics to employ digital marketing tools will be presented. Speakers:

Bill Bishop, Brick Meets Click

Bill has been recognized as one of the top ten thought and research leaders “driving the future of consumer intelligence” by American Demographics magazine. He has worked on retailing since the early 70’s and led major studies on new store formats, pricing strategies, activity-based costing, and loyalty marketing. Known for his ability to see around corners (and to translate research into actionable insights), today Bill is driving thought-leading conversations about the future of shopping – compelled by an interest in how consumer technology use is changing the way people shop and how this, in turn, is changing retailing Before founding Willard Bishop in 1976, he served as Vice President of Research at SMI (now FMI). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell. Bill has taught marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Curt Cullison, Alliance Harsha Advertising

Curt brings a passion to the grocery business that has been refined since his career sorting pop bottles in the mid 70’s. He has been acknowledged as a leader in the sales and marketing always looking for ways to connect with the ultimate consumer. Curt is currently the President of Alliance Harsha Advertising who is the largest agency to independent retailers in the country. Prior to joining AHA in 2012 he spent 24 years in the Supervalu organization where his assignment was leading all the consumer promotions for the organization. Throughout his career Curt has been called upon to lead strategic initiatives to drive sales and is a frequent presenter on those initiatives. He holds a BBA in Marketing from Pittsburg State University.

Retail Connection Station Schedule Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee • June 14-15, 2013

We are proud to bring back the Retailer Connection Station to connect businesses and people at the TGCSA Expo. Thank you to the retailers who have committed their participation. Retailers: during your one hour assigned time, exhibiting companies will have the opportunity to speak to you. Exhibitors: the Connection Station gives you the opportunity to approach retailers. Check the schedule for details regarding which retailers will be present at what times. This time is not meant for full sales pitches but rather for brief information and making connections.

Friday, June 14, 2013

TGCSA Contact Cyndi Randle 615-889-0136

Saturday, June 15, 2013







12:30 - 1:30

Mike Murphy Jeff Tietgens John Jones

Kroger Tietgens Super Rama Food Food City

11:00 - 12:00

Randy Stepherson Jimmy Nichols TBA

Stepherson Super Lo Houchens Industries

1:30 - 2:30

David Fulmer Gary Buchanan Tony Miller

Publix Super Market Bargain Barn/UGO Mapco

12:00 - 1:00

Todd Murphy TBA TBA

Murphy's Cee Bee

2:30 - 3:30

Tiffany Wade Joey Hays Cherri Means

Wade's Food Center Dyer Foods S&C Foods

Exhibitors Listed Alphabetically VENDOR BOOTH AAA Cigar Air Resource Vending/Tire Inflation Systems Alliance Harsha Advertising Alliance Press Anheuser - Busch Associated Wholesale Grocers ATM Central BDT Beverage Bearden Oil Co., Inc. Bimbo Bakeries USA Blend Your Own Ethanol Campaign Blue Bell Creameries Bravo Gelato Caroline’s Cart Carpet Express Cell Phone Doctor Chester’s International Coca Cola Bottlers ConAgra Foods Cook’s Pest Control Core-Mark Kentucky Country Delite Crestcom Intl. DCR Point of Sale Systems Dr. Is In Consulting D’s Seas Ellis America Elm Hill Meats / Wampler Sausage Field Fischer / KY Legend / Nathan’s Flav-O-Rich Flowers Baking Company FMS Frito-Lay General Broadcasting Global Trading Inc. (KT & G U.S.A.) Golden Flake H.T. Hackney Hannah Solar Home City Ice Hunt Brothers Pizza Janam Technologies LLC Just Love Coffee Roasters Keep Tennessee Beautiful Landshire Lewis Bakeries Mannon Specialty Foods Mathis Refrigeration & Service Inc. Mayfield Dairy Maynard Select Refrigeration

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VENDOR BOOTH McCartney Produce McKee Foods Microbac Laboratories,Inc. MillerCoors Misty Mountain Spring Water Mrs. Grissom Salads Noor Distribution North American Money Order Novelty Inc. OFICRS Old Mill Kettle Corn Pabst Brewing Company Pepsi Bottlers Practical Promotions Prairie Farms Premier Dryers & Vacs Premium Distributors Purity Dairy Purple Stuff Quest Solution R. S. Lipman Rapid Xchange Reese Group Retail Connection Station Royal Cup Rug Doctor Inc Second Harvest Food Bank Sherwood Food Distributors Smithfield / Gwaltney / Valleydale Snyder’s-Lance Southern Retail Inventory Services Swaggerty Sausage Swanson Christian Products Tennessee Beef Industry Council Tennessee Department of Agriculture Tennessee Education Lottery TextLIVING TFG LLC / Henny Penny TGCSA TGEF Traylor Group V-Brands Validator 100 Vermont Hard Cider Company Vietti Foods Inc. Warren Oil Company Inc. Williams Country Sausage Xpress Telecom

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Welcome New Exhibitors

AAA Cigar 620 Air Resource Vending / Tire Inflation Systems 305 Bravo Gelato 804 Caroline’s Cart 205 Carpet Express 517 Cell Phone Doctor 316 Crestcom Intl. 300 Ellis America 508 General Broadcasting Co. Inc. 818 Global Trading Inc. (KT & G U.S.A.) 307 Hannah Solar 717 Janam Technologies LLC 203 Landshire 615, 617

Mannon Specialty Foods Inc. Noor Distribution Practical Promotions Premier Dryers & Vacs Premium Distributors Purple Stuff Rug Doctor Inc TextLIVING TFG LLC / Henny Penny Validator 100 V-Brands Vermont Hard Cider Company Xpress Telecom

317 716 805 713 720 419, 421 309 520 318, 320 518 721 619 621

TGCSA Exhibitors by Preferred Associate Category Beverages

Noor Distribution Anwar Ismaili 7900 Lenox Village Road Nashville TN 615-491-2364

General Broadcasting Co. Inc. Erik Edgerton PO Box 279 Wauconda IL 60084 800-323-2080

Purple Stuff Tim Lucas PO Box 180754 Dallas TX 75218 832-353-7700

Practical Promotions Terry Cahill 1586 Groveland Ridge Road Columbai TN 38401 931-388-4491

Soft Drinks

Advertising/Rewards Programs

Coca Cola Bottlers Bill Browning 2200 Leslie Avenue Knoxville TN 37921 865-251-5665

TextLIVING Joe Brannon 150 2nd Avenue North Suite 340 ashville TN 37201 615-255-3199

R. S. Lipman Randy Travis PO Box 280300 Nashville TN 37228 615-695-5282

Pepsi Bottlers Bryant Davis 7021 West Belt Drive Nashville TN 37209 615-350-4877


Vermont Hard Cider Company Tom Bradford 153 Pond Lane Middlebury VT 05753 805-385-3610


Beer / Beer Distributors Anheuser - Busch Cara Murphy 12237 Mossy Point Way Knoxville TN 37922 770-598-6888 MillerCoors Michael Hoffman 409 Schooner Lane Mt. Juliet TN 37122 317-506-1873 Pabst Brewing Company Todd Lindley 4030 Montgrove Glen Cumming GA 30041 678-575-0404

Coffee / Tea Just Love Coffee Roasters Dave Williams 129 MTCS Drive Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-642-9776 Royal Cup Sean Halcomb 160 Cleage Drive Birmingham TN 35217 205-849-5836 Vienna Coffee Dan Patterson 106 Everett Avenue Maryville TN 37804 865-681-0517

Energy / Nutritional BDT Beverage Dave Toman 2712 Westwood Drive Nashville TN 37204

Misty Mountain Spring Water Steven Miller PO Box 129 Abingdon VA 24210 276-623-5000

Business Services Accounting / Banking Quest Solution Mary Burke PO Box 22736 Eugene OR 97327 541-359-7859

Advertising / Marketing / Publications Alliance Harsha Advertising Curt Cullison 306 Northcreek Pkwy., #201 Goodlettsville TN 37072 615-859-7227 Alliance Press Matt Edwards Knoxville TN 865-584-3500

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Howard Cobbs 976 W. Park Loop, Ste 113 Memphis TN 38152 888-862-5326 OFICRS Ron Edgmon PO Box 18716 Oklahoma City OK 73154 405-525-9419 Second Harvest Food Bank David Cloniger Nashville TN 37228 615-329-3491 Tennessee Beef Industry Council Janna Sullivan 530 A Brandies Circle Murfreesboro TN 37128 615-896-5811

ATM ATM Central Jay King PO Box 40467 Memphis TN 38174 901-833-8331

Cell / Wireless Products Xpress Telecom Nathan Wright 260 W. Main Street, Suite 114-C Hendersonville TN 37075 615-823-1322

TGCSA Exhibitors by Preferred Associate Category Energy Management

Loss Prevention / Inventory

Hannah Solar John Daly Atlanta, GA 404-247-9563

Southern Retail Inventory Services Shawn Morrisett 14927 Lebanon Road Old Hickory TN 37138 615-773-2422

Financial Software / Services FMS Mark Ehleben 1907 Southpoint Way Murfreesboro TN 37130 615-294-4055 Janam Technologies LLC Lyndon Kolb 678-468-9242

Food Safety/Laboratory Services Microbac Laboratories,Inc. Jeremy Johnson 505 E. Broadway Avenue Maryville TN 37804 865-977-1200

Fuel / Gas / Automotive Bearden Oil Co., Inc. Tommy Piper PO Box 1059 Eastman GA 31023 478-374-7706 Blend Your Own Ethanol Campaign Ron Lamberty 5000 S. Broadband Lane, Suite 224 Sioux Falls SD 57108 605-334-3381 Warren Oil Company Inc. Gary Peacock PO Box 1507 Dunn NC 28335 910-890-3914

Legal / Consulting Ford & Harrison LLP Mark Stamellos 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2010 Nashville TN 37201 615-574-6704

Premier Dryers & Vacs Jim VanDerGeest 2210 Heldt Street Merrill WI 54452 715-539-3100

Equipment & Supplies

Lottery Programs


Tennessee Education Lottery Sidney Chambers 200 Athens Way, Suite 200 Nashville TN 37228 615-324-6500

TFG LLC / Henny Penny John Cooper 2940 Foster Creighton Drive Nashville TN 37204 615-256-6529

Money Orders/Funds Transfers

Point of Sale Systems

North American Money Order Stacye Carroll PO Box 1208 Alpharetta GA 30009 770-360-9300

DCR Point of Sale Systems Trey Downs 942 Woodland Street Nashville TN 37206 615-227-6978

Operation Management/ Training Crestcom Intl. Jennifer Goodrich 312 Creekshire Drive Signal Mtn. TN 37377 423-280-6604

Pest Control Cook’s Pest Control Johnny Fargason 1741 5th Ave SE Decatur AL 35601 256-355-3285

Recycling Traylor Group Trulie Roberts 4811 Gault Avenue North Ft. Payne AL 35967 256-638-6355

Equipment & Service Air & Vacuum Air Resource Vending / Tire Inflation Systems Michael Gray 1264 Rocky Hill Road Knoxville TN 37919 865-691-6355

Refrigeration / Ice Equipment Mathis Refrigeration & Service Inc. Donny Mathis PO Box 1438 Smyrna TN 37167 615-459-2608 Maynard Select Refrigeration Glenn Harber 617 Norris Avenue Nashville TN 37204 615-255-0603

Food Products Bakery / Bread Bimbo Bakeries USA Gene Haun 763 Count Road 442 Athens TN 37303 865-360-2883 Flowers Baking Company Bill Rouse 1725 W. First North Street Morristown TN 37814 423-586-2471 Lewis Bakeries Dwight Witherow 855 Scott Street Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-893-6041

TGCSA Exhibitors by Preferred Associate Category Mannon Specialty Foods Inc. Bill Gray 1830 Jack Delozier Drive Sevierville TN 37876 865-286-110

Purity Dairy Mike Potts 310 Riverchase Blvd Madison TN 37115 615-337-8328

Field Fischer / KY Legend / Nathan’s Thomas Hales 1721 Riverhouse Drive Adams TN 37010 931-206-5511

Canned Goods

Deli / Food Service Programs

Vietti Foods Inc. Larry Garrett 636 Southgate Avenue Nashville TN 37203 615-473-3832

Chester’s International Justin Lobdell 3500 Colonnade Parkway, Suite 325 Birmingham AL 35243 205-949-4690

Smithfield / Gwaltney / Valleydale Harold McAnally 132 Cessna Lane Shelbyville TN 37160 931-684-0520

Dairy / Ice Cream

Hunt Brothers Pizza Julie Whittington 4020 Jordonia Station Road Nashville TN 37218 615-259-2629

Blue Bell Creameries John Neal Robinson 7215 Haley Industrial Drive Nolensville TN 37135 Bravo Gelato Christie Hauck 4117 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 104 Nashville TN 37215 615-305-9293 Country Delite Jeff Brown PO Box 25210 Nashville TN 37202 615-340-7805 Flav-O-Rich J.D. Kennedy 221 West Highway 80 London KY 40741 606-878-7301 Mayfield Dairy Elisha Elliott PO Box 310 Athens TN 37371 423-745-2151 Prairie Farms Joe Prewitt 3454 East Laurel Road London KY 40741 606-679-1131 Premium Distributors Jeff Hilburn 330 Franklin Road Marietta GA 30067 404-549-0769

Landshire Craig Mehner 727 North First Street St. Louis M 63102 314-925-4000

Distributors / Food Product Lines ConAgra Foods Marty Underwood 117 Fairway Drive Blountville TN 37617 423-279-0550 Sherwood Food Distributors Mike Coggins 5400 Fulton Industrial Blvd Atlanta GA 30336 770-584-2985

Swaggerty Sausage Narvel Goforth 5202 McNutt Road Knoxville TN 37920 865-680-2834 Williams Country Sausage Tony Polson 5132 Old Troy-Hickman Road Union City TN 38261 270-564-2946

Pick TN Products Pick TN Products Linda Shelton P O Box 40627 Nashville TN 37204 615-837-5345 Armstrong Pies 106 S. Mill Street, Box 326 Lynden  TN 37096 931-589-5009

Ice Companies

Country Garden Farm - Pure Honey 124 County Road 884 Etowah TN 37331 423-665-2092

Home City Ice Chris Hickok 3046 Breckenridge Lane Louisville KY 40220 513-598-3739

Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese Dan Stephenson 700 12th Ave South Suite 1003 Nashville TN 37203 615-669-CHEZ


Historic Springs Alkaline Water Tom Munson 2865 Mt. Ranch Drive Dandridge TN 37225 865-397-1000

Elm Hill Meats / Wampler Sausage Tommy Harber 145 Southeast Parkway, Suite 187 Franklin TN 37064 615-599-5221

Lynchburg Cake and Candy 134 Cushion Road Lynchburg TN 37352 931-759-7441

TGCSA Exhibitors by Preferred Associate Category Nashville Jam Company 112 McGavock Pike Nashville TN 37214 615-525-3855 Porky’s Gourmet 644 Blythe Avenue Gallatin TN 37066 615-230-7000 Ron Reed’s Signature BBQ Sauce Co. 2301 Valley Forge Drive Mt. Juliet TN 37122 615-594-9008 Southern Natural Foods Jim Simpson 644 St. John Court Knoxville TN 37934 865-805-1788 Willas Shortbread 1249 Northgate Business Pkwy Ste 1 Madison TN 37115 615-868-6130 Vienna Coffee Dan Patterson 106 Everett Avenue Maryville TN 37804 865-681-0517

Produce McCartney Produce Wayne Wade 211 Fontress Street Paris TN 38242 731-642-2362 Mrs. Grissom Salads Tommy Heath 2500 Bransford Avenue Nashville TN 37204 615-255-4137

Snacks / Cookies / Nuts Frito-Lay David Alder 130 Spence Lane Nashville TN 37210 615-391-1847 Golden Flake Bud Miller 2930 Kraft Drive Nashville TN 37204 615-244-0690 LEFTY649@AOL.COM McKee Foods Don Hargrove PO Box 750 Collegedale TN 37315 423-238-7111

Old Mill Kettle Corn Don Simpson 172 Industrial Drive Chickamauga GA 30707 704-502-4513

Rug Doctor Inc Grant Finley 1338 Galyon Road Maryville TN 37803 865-681-8429

Snyder’s-Lance Brian Messer 1002 Dutch Valley Road Knoxville TN 37918 865-688-3010

Tobacco Products

Spices & Seasonings

AAA Cigar Jim Craig 1301 Chesty Pullen Circle Maryville TN 37803 865-356-7165

D’s Seas Felicia Demos 503 N. Maney Avenue Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-848-1777

Global Trading Inc. (KT & G U.S.A.) Vernon Dixon 5909 NW Expressway, Ste A-219 Oklahoma City OK 73132 804-402-8288

Non Food Products

V-Brands Dan Hilton 2521 Pennington Bend Road, Suite 121 Nashville TN 37214 901-581-3362

Cell and Wireless Products Cell Phone Doctor David Allen 904 Murfreesboro Pike Nashville TN 37217 615-506-8141

Novelties / Seasonal Novelty Inc. Lisa Pelsor 351 West Muskegon Drive Greenfield IN 46140 317-462-3121 Swanson Christian Products Adam Swanson 1200 Park Avenue Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-896-4114

Propane Rapid Xchange Chris Row 2649 Wild Fern Lane Knoxville TN 37931 865-806-3465

Rental / Carpet Cleaning Equipment Carpet Express Kenneth Farish PO Box 6080 Jonesboro AR 72401 870-203-9821

Wholesalers / Distributors Wholesalers Associated Wholesale Grocers Mike Daly 500 South Cartwright Street Goodlettsville TN 37072 615-859-8274 Core-Mark Kentucky Kyle Fann PO Box 4609 Leitchfield KY 42755 H.T. Hackney Bobby Smith 102 Southside Park Lebanon TN 37090 615-449-3285

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners American Consumer

McCaela Alanna Hogue Zuma Richardson Memorial

Associated Wholesale GrocersNashville Meredith Ray Babb AWG-Nashville Scholarship Neal Rogers Babb AWG-Nashville Scholarship Alexanderia Ramsey Kamer AWG-Nashville Scholarship

Associated Wholesale GrocersSouthaven

Abigail Elizabeth Brooks Walter Johnson Memorial/ TWGA Scholarship

Bimbo Bakeries USA Emily Elizabeth Crispi TGCSA Scholarship

Bush Brothers

Kaylee Michelle Spakes TGCSA Scholarship

C B Ragland Company

Courtney Leigh Glasgow Jimmy Ragland Memorial Scholarship

Chappell’s Hometown Food Store Zachary Paul Birt Compton Family Scholarship Rebekah Leigh Petty TGCSA Scholarship

Chattanooga Slush Puppie, Inc Laura Ellen Bassett TGCSA Scholarship

Cookes Food Store

Jason Taylor Weber AWG-Nashville Scholarship

Country Delite Farms

Denison Lee Dreaden Country Delite Farms Scholarship Kimberly Dawn Hurt Country Delite Farms Scholarship

Curtis Foods

Taylor Nicole Starkey TGEF Memorial Scholarship

Davis & Eslick

Heather Lea Holley Smith & Woods Scholarship Mary Lauren Upchurch Smith & Woods Scholarship

Dyer Foods

Collin Anthony Abbott Dyer Foods/Food Rite Scholarship Jacob Douglas Davis L.D. & Marilyn Maddox Award Scholarship William Michael Record Dyer Foods/Food Rite Scholarship

E.W. James & Sons

Megan Nichole Bennett E.W. James Memorial Scholarship Maddison B Boucher Wayne Cagle Memorial Scholarship Lauren Paige Coleman TGCSA Scholarship Jacob Dylan Mann E.W. James Memorial Scholarship

John Thomas Salmon TGCSA Scholarship

F & P Foods

Alexis Dawn Bryant Compton Family Scholarship

Floyd’s Cash Saver Jesse Davis Welch TGCSA Scholarship

Food City

Sydney Gabrielle Chapman Jack Blackburn Scholarship Sarah Ruth Collins TGCSA Scholarship Caden Walker Cox Jack & Jewell “Judy” Smith Memorial Scholarship Ryan Patton Cox Food City Scholarship Heather Danielle Croy Coca-Cola Enterprises Scholarship Nathaniel Gibbings Fugate Food City Scholarship Courtney Elizabeth Holloway Food City Scholarship Lindsay Brianna Jones Jack & Jewell “Judy” Smith Memorial Scholarship Joshua Hunter Lively Food City Scholarship Anna Katherine McGill Jack & Jewell “Judy” Smith Memorial Scholarship Mihir Jatin Mehta Eddie McMillan Community Service Scholarship Monil Jatin Mehta La’Shanna Trout Memorial Scholarship Shelby Helene Moyers Frank David Memorial Scholarship Kyle Wesley Poteet TGCSA Scholarship Isaac Vance Price Quaker Oats Scholarship James Thomas Skinner, Jr. H. Dean Dickey Scholarship Sarah Beth Woolridge Jack & Jewell “Judy” Smith Memorial Scholarship

Golden Flake Snack Foods

Holly Kaitlyn Higginbotham Golden Flake Snack Foods Scholarship

Houchens Industries

Chelsea Layne England TGCSA Scholarship Elizabeth Camille Garner Cliff Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship Justin Blake Harrell AWG-Nashville Scholarship Mallory Beth Matthews AWG-Nashville Scholarship Shelby Paige Maxwell Purity Dairies-State Scholarship Hannah Grace Poole Alliance Retail Group / Ed Royal Scholarship

Ingles Markets

Morrow’s Foodtown

Kraft Foods


Kroger Delta

Naifeh’s Food Rite

Blake Auburn Kerley TGCSA Scholarship Brody Steven Laws N.A.M.R. Scholarship James Joseph Roach TGCSA Scholarship

Kroger Mid-South

Mary Elizabeth Canterbury TGCSA Scholarship Stacey Lee Chunn Kroger Mid-South Division Scholarship Samantha Louise Diaz TGCSA Scholarship Michael Tanner Flynn Kroger Mid-South Division Scholarship Erin Nicole Mercer Kroger Mid-South Division Scholarship Chelsey Renee Mims Kroger Mid-South Division Scholarship Cameron Alyssa Morgan Kroger Mid-South Division Scholarship Samuel Wesley Savage TGEF Memorial Scholarship Stephanie Elizabeth Terry Quaker Oats Award Scholarship

Delicia Brooke Reeves Alliance Retail Group Scholarship Benjamin Tyson Martin N.A.M.R. Scholarship Caitlyn Marie Edwards Oney J. & Adele H. Naifeh Memorial Scholarship Carolyn Marie Hayes Oney J. & Adele H. Naifeh Memorial Scholarship Kyle Andrew Moore TGCSA Scholarship Bradford Lee Wallace Oney J. & Adele H. Naifeh Memorial Scholarship

Oeser Food Stores

Lacey Grace Oeser Jane Marshall Memorial Scholarship

Pepsi Beverages Company Austin Curtis Short TGEF Memorial Scholarship

Publix Super Markets

Jay Ethan Garrett Wesley Ball Fellowship Scholarship

Miranda Jade Fulmer Golden Flake Snack Foods Scholarship Lisa Anne Rangel TGCSA Scholarship Mary Robin White Wesley Ball Fellowship Scholarship


Purity Dairies

Vietti Foods

Kaitlyn Marie Hess TGCSA Scholarship Austin Jeffrey Weida Charles Edward’s Chairman Scholarship

Lorillard, Inc

Marvin Lee Moore TGCSA Scholarship

Mayfield Dairy Farms

Alison Lynn Dyke Mayfield Dairy Farms Scholarship Elizabeth Loutishea Millsaps Mayfield Dairy Farms Scholarship Quintin Malik Versa Ed Shull Diversity Scholarship Michael Bradley Ward Mayfield Dairy Farms Scholarship Kelsey LyAnne Yarber Mayfield Dairy Farms Scholarship Kourtney Beth Yarber Mayfield Dairy Farms Scholarship

McCartney Produce Charles Emmit Clayton TGCSA Scholarship Randi E. Wiles TGCSA Scholarship

McKee Foods Corporation Susan Hope Zeglen TGCSA Scholarship

Mid-Mountain Foods

Jessica Camille Bebber Food City Truck Drivers Scholarship

Donald Wayne Jackson Beard Purity Dairies Scholarship Amy Deann Boyd Purity Dairies Scholarship Matthew Tyler Brissette Purity Dairies Scholarship Jenny Marie Dixon Purity Dairies Scholarship Erin Alysia Fine Purity Dairies Scholarship Victoria Preston Johnstone Purity Dairies Scholarship Christine Danielle Lane Purity Dairies Scholarship Constance Nicole Lane Purity Dairies Scholarship Jacob Levi Luttman Purity Dairies Scholarship Morgan Alexandria Martin Purity Dairies Scholarship John Tyler McMeen Purity Dairies Scholarship Krista Leigh Mitchell Purity Dairies Scholarship Chad Austin Moore Purity Dairies Scholarship Ashton Michael Namynanik Purity Dairies Scholarship Paige Kendra Nielsen Purity Dairies Scholarship Chase Anthony Shryock Purity Dairies Scholarship

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners Ragland Brothers Retail

Sara Kathryn Maples Bill Ragland Memorial Scholarship

Rocky Top Markets

Tyler Quentin O’Brien Rocky Top Markets Scholarship

S & C Foods

Emilee Llane Cutright S & C Foods Scholarship Rosemary Helen Gibson Purity Dairies-State Scholarship Andrew Joseph Lawrence H.G. Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship Chesney Morgan Lowe Cliff Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship Zach Dylan Morris Cliff Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship Sandra Marie Sinclair H.G. Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Stepherson’s Superlo Foods

Benjamin Worley Whitaker Stepherson’s Superlo Foods Scholarship Hannah Grace Whitaker Stepherson’s Superlo Foods Scholarship

The Pictsweet Company Parker Wood Darnall Quaker Oats Scholarship

Tietgens’ Enterprises

Katherine Ann Benefield Ilo Tietgens Memorial Scholarship William Jacob Collier Ilo Tietgens Memorial Scholarship Jordan M Swinford Ilo Tietgens Memorial Scholarship Ashby Eden Tietgens Ilo Tietgens Memorial Scholarship Mark Tyler Tietgens Ilo Tietgens Memorial Scholarship Sarah Frances Tietgens Ilo Tietgens Memorial Scholarship

Turner Dairies

Hailey Danielle Golden P.A. Turner Scholarship Whitney N. McSpadden P.A. Turner Scholarship Ryan T. Parker P.A. Turner Scholarship Amanda Lynne Singleton P.A. Turner Scholarship Ryan Elliott Turner P.A. Turner Scholarship

United Grocery Outlet

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation Upcoming 2013 Events

Laura Kathleen Potter UGO/Bargain Barn Scholarship Andie Michele Robinson UGO/Bargain Barn Scholarship

Wade’s Food Center, Inc.

Nathan Tyler Harmon Norman & LaNelle Wade Memorial Alli Mackenzie Maldonado Norman & LaNelle Wade Memorial


Karlie Elisabeth Sorrentino Theron & Marie McCool Scholarship

July 10 East Tennessee Golf Tournament, Dandridge Country Club

October 23 West Tennessee Golf Event, Tunica National October 24 West Tennessee Breaking Clays for College, Willows Sporting Clays in Tunica Registration available for all upcoming events at

THURSDAY, JUNE 8:00 am - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm -

5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

13, 2013


Schedule of Events

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2013 tgcsa convention & expo program  
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