Pros to Know 2022
Automatic Merchandiser announced the 2022 Pros to Know award winners, and among the winners is Five Stars own Sarah McNabb, Sr. Interior Design Manager and Laura Price, Director of Retail Operations Support. This award program highlights outstanding individuals whose work is helping move the industry forward. The winners are nominated by readers who see individuals or teams going above and beyond to promote their companies in the vending, micro market, and office coffee service industry.
Sarah McNabb joined Five Star in 2018 coming from a design firm that specialized in designing common spaces for branded and boutique hotels in Atlanta. She has taken on many custom projects working with Five Star customers to help them redesign their breakrooms, which include convenient food and beverage solutions in pantry, micro markets, coffee, dining, and vending. McNabb has also customized Five Star’s Market fixtures to be up to date with modern design aesthetics while optimizing functionality and efficiency for the consumer and operator. She was voted by her peers as this year’s Extra Mile award winner for Five Star.
Laura Price joined Five Star nearly a decade ago, having served in capacities from supporting corporate operations of the company’s early micro market growth to helping launch business intelligence reporting software. In her current role, she oversees the corporate support for vending and micro markets, and she manages the backend of Five Star’s retail pricing program across micro markets and vending. Price also manages the team of support staff who are consistently monitoring cost changes and updating for optimization to ensure a fair retail price for the consumer while maintaining necessary margin for the company to meet expenses and revenue goals. She works with VMS providers and market technology providers to keep Five Star’s retail operational data accurate and up to date.