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Wegmans Adds Position To Tackle Sustainable Seafood Issues

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Last updated on August 12th, 2013 at 03:37 pm

Wegmans Food Markets has created a new position —VP of seafood sustainability—and Carl Salamone, formerly VP of seafood merchandising with 47 years of service, has moved into this role. Dave Wagner, a 25-year Wegmans veteran has been promoted to VP of seafood merchandising.

Carl Salamone
Carl Salamone

When asked about his plans, Salamone said, “I’ve spent a good portion of my career working with fishermen from all over the world. I’ve celebrated their successes and witnessed their challenges. I’m excited to now work with the industry to help identify ways to protect and defend our oceans, rivers and lakes. I’m hopeful that even small steps forward will help create greater job security for the fishermen and food security for the world.”

For the past six years, Wegmans Sustainability Manager Jason Wadsworth has coordinated the company’s efforts focusing on carbon footprint, packaging, recycling and sustainable sourcing. Because seafood sustainability is such an important topic, Wegmans has been actively working to understand it for many years. Wadsworth sees this newly added position as an opportunity for Salamone to focus exclusively on that area.

“I’m so fortunate to work for a company that recognizes its responsibility to its employees and customers and to the environment we all share,” said Salamone. “I’m really excited to use my 40 years of experience in seafood to do something I believe is necessary for the continuation of farmed and wild fish resources.”

Wegmans is an 81-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. The family-owned company was founded in 1916.



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