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Associated Food Stores has named industry veteran Robert A. Sigel president.
With more than 35 years of food industry experience, Sigel is director of Associated Food Store Holdings, LLC, and an operating executive at AUA Private Equity, of which Associated Food Stores is a portfolio company.
Sigel was previously CEO of Millbrook Distribution Services, a Worcester, Mass.-based distributor of health, beauty care, general merchandise and specialty food products.
“We are very pleased to have someone of Bob’s caliber and experience at Associated," said Andy Unanue, managing partner of AUA and chairman of Associated Food Stores. "The breadth of his experience in leading family owned, publicly held, and private equity backed businesses in the supermarket industry will be instrumental as the company continues to grow its store banners and its market share in the New York tri-state area.”
Associated Food Stores, LLC supplies more than 350 independently owned supermarkets in the New York tri-state area, providing procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, advertising and promotion services, as well as store financing. The company's banners include Associated, Compare, Met, Pioneer and Met Fresh.