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November 28, 2015 10:37 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Wakefern Food Corporation

Company Overview

Wakefern Food Corporation owns and operates retail supermarkets in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Virginia. It offers grocery, perishable, and non-foods products, as well as private label items. The company also provides support services to its members that include private label brand development, advertising support, category management, engineering services, loyalty card marketing, financial support, marketing, retail store development, transportation, quality assurance, and technical support. In addition, it offers wholesale delivery services to independent retailers and supermarkets throughout Central and South Americ...

5000 Riverside Drive

Keasbey, NJ 08832

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Wakefern Food Corporation

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Wakefern Food Corporation Key Developments

Wakefern Food Corp. Reports Sales Results for 53 Week Fiscal Year Ended October 3, 2015

Wakefern Food Corp. reported retail sales of $15.7 billion for the 53 week fiscal year ended October 3, a 6.7% increase from last year, and $12.8 billion in wholesale sales.

Wakefern Food Corporation Announces Management Changes

Paul Gotthelf, Bob Rohlander and Roger Savoia of Wakefern Food Corp. were moved into new leadership roles in the company. Gotthelf, VP of retail operations, was recently named VP of engineering. With nearly two decades of experience at Wakefern, Gotthelf has expansive knowledge of retail store operations that will help inform future store design in his new role as VP of Engineering. He succeeds current engineering VP Dennis Daniels, who retires in January. Rohlander, VP of the meat division at Wakefern, will take over as VP of retail operations. Rohlander brings 30 years of Wakefern experience with him to his new position. He has worked closely in the past with Wakefern members to drive sales, improve efficiency and expand product offerings in the meat division. Savoia, meat procurement manager, was promoted to VP of the meat division. Savoia joined Wakefern in 2001 and his work as a merchandiser and then procurement manager, along with his strong focus on customer service, will help him continue to expand and grow the meat division at Wakefern.

Wakefern Food Reportedly Mulls Acquisitions

Wakefern Food Corporation is reportedly looking for acquistions, One source said, "Wakefern is definitely focused on opportunities to grow, and they are looking at all opportunities whether they are acquisitions or ground-up development". Wakefern declined to comment on speculation.

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