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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 2016.

Wakefern Food Corp. Key Developments

Wakefern Food Corp. Promotes Chris Lane to Executive Vice President

Wakefern Food Corp. announced that Chris Lane has been promoted to EVP. Lane, a 13-year Wakefern veteran, will guide day-to-day operations and strategy planning for the cooperative wholesaler. Lane joined Wakefern in 2003 as VP of pharmacy and in 2005 added health and beauty care to his responsibilities. By 2008, he was promoted to VP, grocery, direct store delivery and commercial bakery. In 2011 he was promoted again to SVP, non-perishables, and most recently was named SVP, product divisions where, in addition to his responsibility for Wakefern’s various procurement divisions, he also led health and wellness initiatives. Prior to joining Wakefern, Lane served as VP of pharmacy at Duane Reade. He received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of the Sciences, College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia.

Wakefern Food Corp. Reports Sales Results for the Fifty Two Weeks Ending October 1, 2016

Wakefern Food Corp. reported sales results for the fifty two weeks ending October 1, 2016. For the period, the company's sales climbed 4.2% to $16 billion.

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.

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