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Allegiance Retail Services LLC has named Samer Rahman its director of meat and seafood. Rahman began his food industry career in 1988 at his uncle’s Jersey City, N.J., butcher shop, and went on to work for various independent markets, C-Town and Pathmark Supermarkets. At Pathmark, he was a general store manager and meat category and ad/sales manager.
In 2008, Rahman joined Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Bogopa Enterprises (Food Bazaar) as director – meat operations and merchandising. Two years later, he rejoined the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., in Montvale, N.J., as senior category manager – meat.
Successful Track Record
“Samer’s previous record of success, coupled with his extensive background in merchandising, ad development, procurement, cost savings and efficiency standards, will be an invaluable asset to Allegiance,” said Dean Holmquist, VP-Perishables at the Iselin, N.J.-based company, which provides independent retail members with marketing, advertising, technological and merchandising support, as well as a full line of Foodtown private label products.