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February 28, 2015

What is Category Management?

Category Management Association Mission: Advancing Professional Standards in Category Management

The Association encompasses a broad range of strategic insights and planning functions related to consumer, shopper, channel, and category strategy including:

The Association enables category management professionals to connect with peers around the world.
It is an unbiased central resource for industry information and best practices, and is the only organization
certifying coursework and individual category management professionals according to recognized, industry-wide standards.
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Upcoming Industry Web-Meetings

Thursday 3/5/15 at 10:00AM CST
CMA - Space Management Webinar
Focuses on how manufacturers and retailers are using space m...

Monday 3/9/15 at 11:00AM CDT
Connected Consumers Tell All
Shoppers are armed with tools and technology that empower th...

Tuesday 3/10/15 at 12:00PM CDT
2015 Loyalty Census - Big Numbers Hurdles
The biennial COLLOQUY Loyalty Census has come to be regarded...

Thursday 3/12/15 at 10:00AM CDT
CMA - Solution Provider Demonstrations
Solution Provider Demonstration for Retailers and Manufactur...

Thursday 3/12/15 at 12:00PM CDT
CMA - Latin America Chapter Meeting
Segundo Jueves del mes: Certificaciones y beneficios con tes...

Upcoming Industry Events

Thursday 3/12/15 at 7:30AM CDT
Learn How To Grow Your Share of Shelf, Mind and Wallet
Join Accenture, JDA, your peers and fellow Category Managers...

Sunday 4/12/15 at 6:00PM CDT
POI Spring Summit
Leading companies are beginning to understand the the benefi...

Monday 4/20/15 at 10:00AM CDT
2015 IRI Summit
The 2015 conference will focus on the newest and most innova...

Saturday 4/25/15 at 12:00PM CDT
2015 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference
Taking place April 25-28, 2015, at the JW Marriott Las Vegas...

Tuesday 5/5/15 at 8:00AM CDT
Connected Consumer Summit
“The Connected Consumer Summit provides a dynamic platform f...


• “CMA is about the knowledge sharing and getting people up to standards via the certification process.”

• “CMA role is to facilitate and consolidate people of the category management together in an objective, non-partisan way.”  

• “CMA is a resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the catman industry.”

• “CMA helps to be the voice of CatMan. It's trying to bring together, quantify and create the CatMan discipline."

• “CMA is highly professional, and its values and standards are exceptional and not political.”

• “CMA helps to build CatMan skills and through networking create 'best in class' discipline.”

• “CMA can help propel category management into a leadership position”

• “We value CMA as highly specialized and focused on leading practitioners of the CatMan discipline”

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