NEW YORK -- SN will unveil a first-time list of the 50 most powerful food-industry executives in its July 21 issue, and is soliciting nominations from the industry.
Those wishing to nominate candidates should visit SN's Web site at www.supermarketnews.com, where they will find a nomination form available both through a pop-up box and home page link. Voting is possible either online or by sending SN the form by mail or fax. Those without Internet access can receive a nomination form by calling 212-630-3770. The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 16.
SN's nominating instructions point out that it's difficult to develop a precise definition of the type of people who qualify for the Power 50. However, the instructions note the ideal candidates are influential beyond the scope of their immediate organizations. They are "people who are sometimes controversial, always compelling" and "wield the most influence in the food industry and beyond."