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Company Overview of Wakefern Food Corp.

Company Overview

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

505 Division Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07207

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Wakefern Food Corp.

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

Wakefern Food Corp. Key Developments

Wakefern Food Corp. Names Cheryl Williams as Chief Information Officer and as VP of its CISD Division

Wakefern Food Corp. has named executive Cheryl Williams its new chief information officer. Williams will serve as VP of Wakefern's CISD division and the company's CIO, coordinating cyber security efforts and technology on both the corporate and retail fronts. Williams most recently served as VP of digital commerce and innovation (DCI) at Wakefern. Williams has been at the forefront of technology during her two decades at Wakefern, and plans to work in her new role to ensure that technological innovation remains a competitive advantage for the cooperative.

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.

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