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John Derderian has been named president of Allegiance Retail Services, LLC and Foodtown Inc. Currently VP sales and marketing, Derderian will succeed Michael Stolarz, who will remain a senior executive advisor until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.
“The Board of Managers of Allegiance is grateful to Mr. Stolarz for his dedication and wisdom in guiding Allegiance through a challenging period for the independent grocery industry, and has every confidence that Mr. Derderian will provide leadership which will position Allegiance and its patrons for long term prosperity,” said David Maniaci, chairman and CEO of Allegiance and Foodtown.
Allegiance, a retail services cooperative, provides advertising, merchandising, administrative and collective purchasing services to more than 80 independently-owned and -operated supermarkets in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.