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Philip Scaduto, VP of Middletown, N.J.-based Food Circus Supermarkets, was re-elected to a second term as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) at the Trenton-based organization’s Annual Membership Meeting held this week at the Woodbridge Hilton in Iselin, N.J.
“While 2011 was an eventful year filled with unforeseen challenges and favorable results, I believe the industry is in an excellent position to capitalize on momentum and advance its agenda in 2012,” noted Scaduto.
“Phil Scaduto’s leadership as our chair has had a significant impact on the success of our agenda,” said NJFC President Linda Doherty. “His keen understanding of the political process and public policy has spearheaded NJFC during uncertain times here in New Jersey. This vision has enabled NJFC to define our future and continue to confront new food industry challenges.”
Joining Scaduto as association officers are Vice Chairwoman Judy Spires, Parsippany-based Kings Super Markets; Associate Vice Chairman Joe McCarthy, Bimbo Bakeries USA; Treasurer Michael Rothwell, Pennington-based Pennington Quality Market; Secretary Richard Saker, Freehold-based Saker ShopRites Inc.; and Doherty.
At the annual meeting, NJFC members also elected the board of directors for 2012. Representing the retail membership are Jeffrey Brown, Westville-based Brown’s Super Stores; Joseph Colalillo, Clinton-based ShopRite of Hunterdon County; Tom Cormier, Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.; Rafael Cuellar, Passaic-based Cuellar LLC; Doherty; David Maniaci, North Haledon-based Nicholas Markets; Jim McCaffrey, McCaffrey’s Markets; Mike Murphy, Whitehouse Station-based Quick Chek Food Stores; Joe Pagano, Mahwah-based Inserra ShopRites; Peter Rojek, Fairway Market; Rothwell; Saker; Scaduto; Gabrielle Scalise, Montvale-based A&P; Jack Shakoor, Caldwell-based Haj Supermarkets, Len Sitar, ShopRite of Carteret; Joe Sofia, Wegmans Food Markets; Spires; William Sumas, Springfield-based Village Supermarkets; John Wachter, Tabernacle-based Murphy’s Markets of South Jersey; Nicole Wescoe, Whole Foods Market; and Rich Wood, Wawa Inc.
Representing the associate membership are Jody Avallone, Nestlé Direct Store Delivery; Michael Biase, Mission Foods; Joseph Fantozzi, Carteret-based White Rose Food; John Hernandez, Secaucus-based Goya Foods; Kelly Johnston, Camden-based Campbell Soup Co.; Mitch Klein, Krasdale Foods; McCarthy; Frank Mastrangelo, Supervalu Eastern Division; Debbie Pregiato, Advantage Sales & Marketing; Nick Russo, Englewood Cliffs-based Unilever; Ellen Schum, Kraft Foods North America; and Michael Sullivan, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of N.Y.
The NJFC has almost 400 members representing more than 1,200 retail food stores, wholesalers, manufacturing and service companies that supply them.