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Judith Spires, executive chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Parsippany, N.J.-based Kings Super Markets Inc., will be elected to a third and final term as New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) chair. The election will take place at NJFC's Annual Membership Meeting on Jan. 28 at the Forsgate Country Club, in Monroe Township, N.J.
“Over the past two years, the food council has taken great strides forward,” noted Spires. “We have implemented a first-of-its kind Leadership Development Program, dramatically increased our scholarship programs, and successfully defended the industry against burdensome laws and regulations. I am looking forward to working with the board of directors to continue the strong work of the food council and to ensure that food retailers and their supplier partners in New Jersey continue to have a strong and dedicated voice in the Garden State under the banner of the food council.”
Other association officers to be elected at the event are Vice Chairman Richard Saker, Saker ShopRites; Associate Vice Chairman Joe McCarthy, Bimbo Bakeries USA; Treasurer Michael Rothwell, Pennington Quality Markets; and Secretary Michael Murphy, QuickChek Food Corp.
As well as hosting the installation of a new slate of officers, the meeting will kick off the start of the organization’s 2016 schedule of events and its scholarship program.
Trenton-based NJFC has almost 400 members representing more than 1,200 retail food stores and wholesalers, as well as the manufacturing and service companies that supply them.