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Allegiance Retail Services LLC has hired Bernard “Bernie” De Marinis as its reset coordinator-dairy/frozen. In his new role, De Marinis will serve as liaison between Iselin, N.J.-based Allegiance and its member stores. He will handle the dairy and frozen department merchandising of existing and new stores, as well as maintain planograms and oversee resets and store conversions.
De Marinis (left) began his extensive supermarket industry career as a frozen food and store night manager. Over the next quarter-century, he worked for the Boerner Co., A.B.D. Co. and Merket-Metro. His most recent position was as merchandising specialist for the Acosta Co., in which capacity he supported many large food retailers, including Allegiance stores.
“Bernie’s past experience and solid understanding of our members’ needs will be a great value to Allegiance as we continue our expansion into various markets,” said Allegiance president and COO Michael Stolarz.
Allegiance provides its independent retailer members with marketing, advertising, technological and operational support, as well as a full line of Foodtown private label products.