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Wakefern Food Corp.

Wakefern appoints Erik Keptner SVP of marketing

Wakefern appoints Erik Keptner SVP of marketing

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. has named supermarket industry veteran Erik Keptner to serve as senior vice president of marketing. Erik Keptner Keptner brings nearly 20 years of experience to his new role at Wakefern, the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative. He will be responsible for developing marketing and merchandising strategies for the cooperative, whose member

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. plans to host a store brand sourcing event on Thursday, May 17. The one day exclusive supplier program at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J., will pair potential new vendors with Wakefern buyers and category managers in private, 20-minute meetings. ECRM (Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing)

Wakefern promotes two executives

KEASBEY, N.J. — There has been significant movement within the executive ranks at one of the largest retailer-owned cooperatives in the United States. On the heels of promoting Chris Skyers to vice president of corporate merchandising, Wakefern Food Corp. has now tapped Cathy Magistrelli as vice president of health and beauty care. Magistrelli joined Wakefern

Wakefern names Chris Lane as exec vice president

Wakefern names Chris Lane as exec vice president

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. has promoted Chris Lane, senior vice president of product divisions, to executive vice president of the company. Lane, a 13-year veteran of Wakefern, will guide day-to-day operations and strategy planning. Wakefern comprises 50 member companies that own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, PriceRite and Dearborn