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Wakefern’s Mottese Honored With NGA’s Great American Award, And More…

Lorelei Mottese
Lorelei Mottese

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:13 pm

Supermarket News In Brief…

The National Grocers Association (NGA) has recognized Lorelei Mottese with NGA’s highest award for government relations, the Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award. The award was presented to Mottese by NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin and NGA VP of Public Affairs Greg Ferrara during Wakefern Food Corp.’s annual shareholders’ meeting, held recently in East Brunswick, New Jersey. “In her 15 years at Wakefern, Lorelei has been a leading advocate for independent grocers,” said Larkin. “She is a fierce protector of Wakefern and its members and a stalwart advocate for the supermarket industry.” Added Joe Sheridan, Wakefern’s president and COO, “Lorelei understands the complex regulatory environment and makes sure that our company never has a blind spot. Her background in public service and knowledge of government have made her a great advocate for Wakefern and the stores that operate under our retail banners, ShopRite, Price Rite and The Fresh Grocer. She is passionate about protecting our  members and our industry.”…

Joe Kelly, former head of Stop & Shop New England, has returned to New England as VP of sales and merchandising at Shaw’s-Star Market. He replaces Paul Gossett, who transferred to another division of Albertsons…

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Food Association’s (MFA) annual meeting Oct. 28, which was attended by several hundred trade members. In his speech, Baker said, in addition to working on snow emergency and transportation problems, he is working to quicken the lines at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and streamline regulations and procedures. He remained noncommittal about the prescriptive scheduling ballot question, which asks operators to plan schedules weeks in advance or risk paying employees extra money for any adjustments after the schedule is made. The MFA also inducted Jack and Kevin Kavanagh, two well-known brokers and food trade members, into the MFA Hall of Fame as well Bob Hogan, former representative of Wonder Bread and Hostess (posthumously). Roche Bros. was awarded the seventh annual Community Service Award.

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