Acme SVP Croce To Keynote 2018 NJFC Trade Relations Conference

Dan Croce, NJFC keynote

Dan Croce

Dan Croce, SVP of operations for Acme Markets, will present the keynote address during the 2018 New Jersey Food Council Trade Relations Conference on May 16 at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Acme operates 179 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut and Maryland and employs more than 20,000 associates. Croce’s address is entitled, “The State of the Food Industry.”

During the event, Craig Coyle, director of sales of Bimbo Bakeries USA, will be honored with the NJFC Max Stone Trade Relations Award. The Max Stone Award is named in honor of the longtime trade relations leader for Best Foods CPC in recognition of his accomplished career in trade relations in New Jersey. Coyle is being recognized for his years of hard work and volunteerism to NJFC.

NJFC President Linda Doherty said, “Craig Coyle is a consummate trade relations professional. His commitment to the Food Council and dedication to the advancement of trade relations in the food industry is exceptional. This recognition represents our appreciation of his outstanding efforts.”

The conference will conclude with a curtain closer golf event at Galloway National Golf Club on May 17 at 9 a.m. in Galloway, New Jersey.

Night of Distinction, March 22

NJFC logoThe NJFC will host the prestigious Night of Distinction reception on Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey. The annual event draws over 500 guests including prominent food industry executives.

The council’s Night of Distinction honorees are Chris Lane, EVP of Wakefern Food Corporation; Kathy Russello, EVP of Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize Company; and Dennis Hickey, CMO of Krasdale Foods.

A silent auction will be featured that night that supports the NJFC Educational Development Scholarship Program.

Tickets can be reserved online at or by calling NJFC at 609-392-8899.

The association has nearly 400 members representing more than 1,200 retail food stores, wholesalers, manufacturing and service companies.

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